nutcracker tickets in Fayetteville, NC

Experience NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet

2024 Season

Give the gift of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! to the whole family. Celebrate America’s favorite Christmas tradition with an international all-star cast that blends world-class ballet with whimsical puppets, lavish costumes, and stunning acrobatics! Share the tradition of pure Holiday magic and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score with friends and family of all ages. Don’t miss this chance to create memories of a lifetime: get tickets now!

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The Theater

Crown Theatre in Fayetteville

Welcome to the home of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet in Fayetteville: The Crown Theatre!

Located in the heart of Cumberland County, the Crown Complex is a state-of-the-art, five-venue complex comprised of a 4,500-seat arena, a 9,200-square foot ballroom, a 10,880-seat coliseum, an exposition center with 60,000 square feet of unobstructed space and a 2,440-seat theatre.

Managed by OVG360, the Complex is home to the Fayetteville Marksmen hockey team (SPHL) and Fayetteville Fury indoor soccer team (NISL) and hosts a variety of other sporting events, family shows, concerts and special productions year-round.

Seating just over 2,400, the Crown Theatre showcases a wide range of theatrical events, concerts and comedy shows. The theatre hosts a number of concerts, family and special entertainment as well as a variety of Broadway productions to compliment an assortment of community events.


Crown Theatre

Partner Studio

Fayetteville Partner Ballet Studios: The Blume School of Dance

NUTCRACKER! wouldn’t be NUTCRACKER! without the local Children’s cast! Dancing alongside the full international professional cast are local Fayetteville children from The Blume School of Dance.

The Blume School of Dance offers instruction in Classical Ballet, Tap,  Jazz, Contemporary, and Children’s Dance. A graded training system is used for all disciplines and with its diversified and growing staff,  the Blume School has the ability to offer high quality training in all areas of dance. For more than 60 years Charlotte Blume and the teachers of the Blume School have taught thousands of students at their legendary studio (located in the heart of Haymount) and in school programs throughout the region. All Intermediate and Advanced classes take place at the main studio located at 1312 Morganton Rd.

The Blume studio also is the home of the North Carolina State Ballet, a regional troupe that stages The Nutcracker and other classical and modern works.

“What a magnificent show! We’ve attended several different performances of the nutcracker in the past. This show puts all of them to shame! We plan on making this a regular holiday event for our family! Thank you for such a great holiday experience!!”

“Loved the nutcracker production. Costumes were beautiful and dancers as usual did not disappoint. Great family holiday experience”

“Commitment to the theme of Love and Peace”
CNN News

“Technically supreme dancing, dazzling... authentically opulent...”
Calgary Herald

“Technical prowess was…truly “great”...whimsical sets and giant animal stick puppets and colorful costumes… stellar Arabian Variation… breathtaking!”
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2014