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The best availability is on Nov. 27th and 28th at 7:30pm and Nov. 29th at 1:00pm and 5:30pm. The lowest priced tickets (starting at $25) are on Dec. 10th, 16th, 17th, 26th, 27th, and 28th. No promotion code needed – the prices are already discounted compared to other performances.
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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ is approximately 2 hours including one intermission.
The lobby opens 2 hours before each performance.
Opening Weekend Festivities
A red carpet celebration for the PREMIERE of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™! Kindle to start of your holiday season with FREE crafts, carolers, magicians, dance classes and, of course, Almond Roca.
King FM Broadcast
December 5 at 7:30 pm
Tune in for the live broadcast of Tchaikovsky’s beloved score by the acclaimed PNB Orchestra’s under the direction of conductor Emil de Cou. Classical KING FM 98.1, or online at king.org/listen.
Instrument Petting Zoo
Select Weekends, Subject to Change
Classical KING FM and Music Center Northwest will host their popular Instrument Petting Zoo at The Nutcracker matinees on Dec 5 at 2:30, Dec 6 at 1:00 & 5:30, Dec 12 at 2:00, Dec 13 at 1:00 and Dec 19 at 2:00. Stop by and get a feel for the instruments that make Tchaikovsky’s score come to life.
Exploring George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™
New three-part series
Get an inside look at George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ before the curtain goes up. Our three-part series will introduce you to Balanchine’s magical production that made it America’s favorite holiday tradition. More Information.
Saturday, December 5 from 4:00-6:00 pm
Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of the holiday magic. You and your little ones will join friends from the Land of Sweets and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ for an exclusive reception on the second tier of McCaw Hall after the show. Enjoy a buffet of kid-friendly snacks and sweets, while collecting the autographs of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Arabian Coffee, Spanish Hot Chocolate, and all your favorite characters on your very own keepsake George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ poster. More Information.
Teddy Bear Clinics
December 13 & 26 at 1:00 pm
Calling all kids! Bring your favorite teddy bear, doll, or toy for a check-up at Swedish Pediatrics’ Teddy Bear Clinic. Diagnose imaginary ailments with stethoscopes and otoscopes and bandage it all better.
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ Student Matinees
Friday, Dec. 4 at 12:00 pm, Thursday, Dec. 10 at 12:00 pm and Friday, Dec. 11 at 12:00 pm
PNB offers three student matinees of the full two-hour performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™. Join us for the PNB Premiere of this classic ballet and make a new holiday tradition! Student matinees feature the PNB Orchestra. More Information.
Skip the lines and bustle of the lobby at intermission and treat you and your special ones to an enchanted intermission experience in the Nutcracker Suite! More Information.
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ is available as an add-on or part of subscription packages—subscribers save 15% on tickets to ANY PERFORMANCE of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™!
Groups LOVE George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™!
Please contact Group Sales Manager Julie Jamieson at 206.441.2416, email@example.com or fill out this form to create your custom group experience—you’ll receive the lowest prices, outstanding benefits, and a unique experience. Group of 15-3,000 receive 15% off, and a host of other great perks, including:
- Reception Facilities: Groups have the option of reserving beautiful reception rooms at McCaw Hall for private parties.
- VIP Customer Service: One-on-one ticketing assistance.
- Backstage Tour: Ask about a tour to come behind-the-scenes.
- The Nutcracker group menu discounts: Save on group menu packages at McCaw Hall. View the SAVOR Menu
- Prices: Groups save up to 15% ticket prices! (Not valid on lowest priced tickets).
Looking for more flexibility? PNB offers a smaller discount on tickets to individuals who want to create a group but not manage all the tickets for easy online purchasing. Contact us for details.
Day-of-Show Ticket Purchases
In-person ticket sales at the McCaw Hall Box Office are subject to day-of-show price increases. Advance purchases suggested for lowest prices and greatest availability.
The Show Must Go On!
Pacific Northwest Ballet is committed to honoring its performance calendar. Performances will not be cancelled for any reason: weather, flu, traffic, etc. All ticket sales are final and there are no refunds or exchanges. In the unlikely event that the status of a performance does change, an announcement will be posted on our website and PNB will attempt to notify all affected ticket buyers. If you are unable to attend a performance, you may donate your ticket back to PNB and receive a tax deduction by contacting the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424 at least 24 hours prior to your performance.
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