The Nutcracker is Sold Out!

500 Specially-Priced $30 Tickets Offered to Community Partners 

December 8, 2023… Hope Muir, Joan and Jerry Lozinski Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that James Kudelka’s The Nutcracker has sold out before opening night, including the additional show that was added due to demand on December 31 at 1:00 pm. Only a few single tickets remain available for the entire run. Toronto’s most joyful holiday experience will welcome a record 57,300 people to this year’s performances!    

For the New Year’s Eve performance, the National Ballet offered 500 specially-priced $30 tickets to the community through our partner organizations, Canoo and TAPACanoo, an organization built and managed by the Institute of Canadian Citizenship, offers newcomers to Canada access to experiences and events. Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) works with 128 social service agencies through their outreach program, citySPECIAL.  

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The final performance on December 31 will feature Principal Dancers Naoya Ebe and Tina Pereira in the roles of Peter/The Nutcracker and the Sugar Plum Fairy. First Soloist Alexandra MacDonald will dance the role of the Snow Queen, First Soloist Jack Bertinshaw  will dance the role of Uncle Nikolai and First Soloist Jordana Daumec will dance the role of Baba.  

The Nutcracker is choreographed by James Kudelka with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, set and costume design by Santo Loquasto and lighting design by Jennifer Tipton.  

For those still looking for the perfect holiday gift, tickets for the smash hit production Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland onstage March 6 – 17, 2024 are on sale now. 

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BMO Financial Group  
2023/24 Season Sponsor  

iA Financial Group Presents The Nutcracker  

The Nutcracker is made possible by generous financial support from production underwriters Sandra Pitblado, C.M. & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Lawrence and Ann Heisey and an anonymous friend of the National Ballet.   

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges its collaboration with Canada's National Ballet School in the production of The Nutcracker.  

Naoya Ebe is sponsored through Dancers First by Gretchen Ross.    

Tina Pereira is sponsored through Dancers First by The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C.   

Jack Bertinshaw is sponsored through Dancers First by an anonymous donor.  

Alexandra MacDonald is sponsored through Dancers First by an anonymous donor.   

Artists of the Ballet in The Nutcracker. Photo by Karolina Kuras.  

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council; the Government of Canada – Department of Canadian Heritage, through The Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage; and the Government of Ontario through The Honourable Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. 

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