Orlando Ballet Nutcracker: 2023 Performances

Sprinkle sugar plum fairy dust onto your Yuletide celebrations with The Nutcracker Orlando. From fanciful sets to beautifully costumed performers, this glittering classic is a feast for the senses!

This season, follow Clara on her enchanting journey through the world of the lovely Sugar Plum Fairy, the dashing Nutcracker Prince, and the massive Rat King. This year’s show will whisk you into the luscious land of imagination and amaze you with gravity-defying choreography, special lighting effects, and an exquisite score.

Whether you’re a fan of this treasured production or want to warm your spirit, the Nutcracker Orlando is the perfect holiday treat.

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The Nutcracker Orlando Tickets

The Nutcracker Orlando ticket prices depend on the seating option and range from $29 to $290. Book for your group and enjoy an incredible 25% discount.
Level up your viewing experience and get these perks when you avail of these VIP tickets.

VIP (Orchestra Seats)

A reserved seat in the center orchestra
Permission to see the Company on stage before the show
Signed performance memorabilia

VIP Box Seats

A reserved center tier or grand box seating

Sugar Plum Package

Special meet & greet with the cast of The Nutcracker
Signed pointe shoes by a Company Performer
Memento Program autographed by The Nutcracker cast.

Note: Ages one and older require tickets to enter the show.

The Nutcracker: Family & Sensory-Friendly Show

For people with abilities who are sensitive to lights and sounds, don’t worry, as you can still enjoy the holiday traditions. The Orlando Ballet Nutcracker adjusted the sound and lighting effects for this production. This is also perfect for guests coming with infants who can’t sit through and finish the entire show. Tickets start from $29.

About The Nutcracker Orlando

Adventure and magic await you in the Nutcracker Ballet Orlando production! Be immersed in Clara’s dream and meet the colorful characters, including Sugar Plum Fairy, Mother Ginger, the Prince, and the Mouse King.

Everyone can step into the wonder of the holidays with this timeless holiday classic. The production of The Nutcracker presents performances that provide a supportive environment, embracing individuals of all abilities to be part of the enchantment. Enhancements, including the dimming of house lights and strategic sound adjustments, will be introduced. Quiet spaces will be provided for breaks and entry or exit during the performance.

The Nutcracker Orlando Showtimes

The Orlando Nutcracker Full Production sprinkles magic from December 8, 2023, to December 24, 2023.

Regular Performance

  • December 8, 2023 – 7:30pm
  • December 9, 2023 – 2:00pm

Family & Sensory-Friendly

  • December 9, 2023 – 7:30pm
  • December 10, 2023 – 2:00pm
  • December 10, 2023 – 7:00pm
  • December 14, 2023 – 7:30pm
  • December 15, 2023 – 7:30pm
  • December 16, 2023 – 2:00pm
  • December 16, 2023 – 7:30pm
  • December 17, 2023 – 2:00pm
  • December 17, 2023 –  7:00pm
  • December 20, 2023 – 7:30pm
  • December 21, 2023 – 7:30pm
  • December 22, 2023 – 7:30pm
  • December 23, 2023 – 2:00pm
  • December 23, 2023 – 7:30pm
  • December 24, 2023 – 1:00pm

The Nutcracker Orlando Venue

Located at Dr Phillips Center Steinmetz HALL 445 South Magnolia Avenue Orlando, Central Florida.

Experience The Nutcracker Orlando

Everyone’s favorite young girl and ballet performance is back to take you into a dreamlike land full of adventures and wonder this holiday season. Join Clara as she drifts off to sleep, meets the dashing Nutcracker Prince, and bravely fights the Mouse King.

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Swoon over the gallant prince, hop and sing with the dancing flowers, and root for Clara as she battles the pesky mouse. Come with your youngster to teach them the importance of bravery and kindness in the most magical way at the Dr. Philips Center for Performing Arts.

Under the supervision of Artistic Director Jorden Morris, this Orlando Nutcracker Ballet holiday show returns with a grander backdrop, featuring sparkling nights and decorations suitable for guests of all ages and conditions. The choreography will also keep you in awe from start to finish.

Don’t forget to make your way to our souvenir shop for delightful keepsakes such as whimsical snow globes after the performance.

So, what are you waiting for? Enjoy the magic and get swept away by the spellbinding sights and sounds. After the show, don’t forget to journey throughout the city and create new holiday traditions or hit up other shows and attractions for a holiday vacation like no other.


Start Date:

December 8, 2023 @ 1:00 pm CST

End Date:

December 24, 2024 @ 7:30 pm CST



Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

445 S Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States


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