December 9 | 5:30 PM | Belk Theater

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One Night Only!

Join us for Night at the Nutcracker - a celebration of the sights and sounds of the holidays!

Following the party, join Clara as she encounters an epic battle between the Mouse King and Nutcracker, a breathtaking snowfall, jumping candy canes and the iconic Sugar Plum Fairy. Enjoy the full performance of Nutcracker complete with choreography by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and music from the Charlotte Symphony, Nutcracker premiered with all new sets and costumes in 2016 thanks to a generous gift from the McColl family in honor of Jane Spratt McColl. Gather your friends and family and make Night at the Nutcracker a night to remember!


Adult – $150
Child – $100


Appropriate for all ages


Nutcracker comes alive in Belk Theater, transformed into The Land of Sweets featuring: Children’s Activities in Snowflake Village, Seasonal Cocktails, Decadent Desserts and Sweet and Savory Hors-d’oeuvres.


Funds raised at Night at the Nutcracker will help support Charlotte Ballet’s mission of providing artistically excellent programming to diverse audiences in its home city of Charlotte and beyond.


Event proceeds will benefit scholarship opportunities to aspiring dancers within both Charlotte Ballet’s national award-winning community engagement program, Reach, as well as the Charlotte Ballet Academy.


Night at the Nutcracker is a ONE NIGHT ONLY celebration.

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BLOG: Night at the Nutcracker: The Premiere Holiday Party

Refreshments, activities and a full-length performance! No matter your traditions for the season, we think Charlotte Ballet’s Night at the Nutcracker can be one of your most memorable. Find out what the night includes and secure your spot at our favorite event of the holiday season!

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Nutcracker Performance Photos

Nutcracker has brand new sets and costumes. Take a look at this magical vision come to life in a series of photos and plan how to share the magic with your loved ones!

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Theater, Seating & Parking

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Dining & Activities

Uptown Charlotte is bustling with restaurants, museums and fun! Make it a perfect ballet outing by adding on some of our favorite things near the theater.

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Drosselmeyer Sponsor

Katie and Kevin Morgan

Cavalier Sponsor



Kobi and Ron Brinson

Sylvia and Tom Brydon

Lise and Travis Hain

Carol and Watts Hamrick

Clara and Allen Wolfe

Margaret and Chris Ullrich