Washington Ballet Nutcracker Single Tickets on Sale Fri. July 14 at 10AM

Join The Washington Ballet for its annual holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, DC from November 30 through December 24.

In addition to the performances at Warner Theatre, TWB will present The Nutcracker at THEARC Theater in Southeast DC on November 25-26. Previously, tickets to The Nutcracker had only been available by purchasing a subscription package. Now, single tickets are on sale starting at $33. Tickets to Warner Theatre performances may be purchased online at Ticketmaster or by calling 202.397.7328 (SEAT). Tickets are also available in-person at The Warner Theatre Box Office and Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets to performances at THEARC Theater may be purchased online or by calling 202.362.3606 X605.


The critically acclaimed production of The Nutcracker transports audiences to a historic Washington, DC era and stars George Washington as the heroic Nutcracker. The curtain rises to reveal intricate and imaginative sets, waltzing cherry blossoms, dancing sugar plums and other enchanting adaptations that have made Septime Webre’s, The Nutcracker a true Washington holiday tradition.



No ticket price higher than $53 (plus applicable service fees); cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts; based on availability.

Wednesday, December 6 at 7PM

Tuesday, December 12 at 7PM

Wednesday, December 13 at 7PM




Choreography       Septime Webre

Music                     Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


THEARC Theater

Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1PM and 5:30PM

Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 1PM and 5:30PM


Warner Theatre

November 30 – December 24, 2017

Thursday, November 30 at 7PM, Preview Night

Friday, December 1 at 7PM, Opening Night

Saturday, December 2 at 2PM and 7PM

Sunday, December 3 at 1PM and 5:30PM, (Family Day Matinee: doors open at 11:30AM – see details below)

Wednesday, December 6 at 7PM (Military Night – see details below)

Thursday, December 7 at 7PM

Friday, December 8 at 7PM

Saturday, December 9 at 2PM and 7PM

Sunday, December 10 at 1PM* and 5:30PM *Nutcracker Tea, 3PM – see details below

Tuesday, December 12 at 7PM

Wednesday, December 13 at 7PM

Thursday, December 14 at 7PM

Friday, December 15 at 7PM

Saturday, December 16 at 2PM and 7PM

Sunday, December 17 at 1PM and 5:30PM

Wednesday, December 20 at 7PM

Thursday, December 21 7PM

Friday, December 22 at 2PM and 7PM

Saturday, December 23 at 11AM, 3:30PM and 7PM

Sunday, December 24 at 11AM and 3:30PM


Special Performances of The Nutcracker:

Family Day

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1PM

Doors open and pre-performance activities begin at 11:30AM

Pre-performance activities are included in the ticket price.


The Nutcracker Family Day is an interactive event where children of all ages can discover what it takes to create everyone’s seasonal favorite. Family Day activities immediately precede the matinee performance. Families enjoy diverse activities including craft stations for coloring, ornament making and search-a-word, photo ops with dancers, ballet demonstrations and the opportunity to watch a rehearsal and learn how dancers prepare for performance. Participation in Family Day is included in the ticket price.


Military Appreciation Night

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7PM

Doors Open at 5:30PM

The Washington Ballet will bring the magic of The Nutcracker to service men and women and their families for Military Appreciation Night.  Prior to the performance guests will be greeted at the historic Warner Theatre by military dignitaries and Nutcracker cast members and will be treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes rehearsal of The Nutcracker ‘Soldiers Marching.’ On this night, all in attendance are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.  Come early!  Doors Open at 5:30PM.

Special 15% Discount Offer for Military Night. Use promo code STARS to receive a 15% discount in select price levels; offer valid until December 6 and only for the December 6 performance; not to be combined with any other offer; not valid on previously purchased tickets.


The Nutcracker Tea Party

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3PM at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), immediately following the matinee performance


Attendance requires a separate “package ticket” that includes both the performance and admission to The Nutcracker Tea Party; tickets on sale Friday, July 14 at 10AM.


To purchase a package ticket, please contact Elissa Staley Holub, Special Events Department, 202.274.4518 or purchase online.

A quintessential Washington, DC tradition, The Nutcracker Tea Party is the perfect way to kick off your family’s holiday festivities! The experience includes an elegant tea at NMWA, hands-on activities for youth and the rare opportunity to pose for photographs with members of The Nutcracker cast. This family-friendly event is a delight for ballet lovers of all ages! A benefit for The Washington Ballet education and community engagement programs, proceeds raise critical funds to provide the highest quality dance performance and training to everyone in our community.


Warner Theatre

513 13th Street NW

Washington, DC 20004


[email protected]

THEARC Theater

1901 Mississippi Avenue SE

Washington, DC 20020


Full The Nutcracker details.

Full information about our season and dance classes.



The Washington Ballet (TWB) was originally founded as The Washington School of Ballet in 1944 by legendary ballet pioneer Mary Day and incorporated as a professional company in 1976. The Washington Ballet is one of the pre-eminent ballet organizations in the United States. TWB built an international reputation presenting bold works by choreographers from around the world, including Choo San Goh, Christopher Wheeldon, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, Hans van Manen and Jiří Kylián, as well as neoclassical masterworks and fresh staging of 19th century classics. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Julie Kent, TWB continues to serve its three-part mission: ensuring excellence in its professional performance company; growing the next generation of dancers through its Washington School of Ballet; and serving the community in which it resides through robust community engagement programs.

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