nutcracker tickets in Houston, TX

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

The Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land In Houston

Welcome to the home of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet in Houston: Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land! The Smart Financial Centre is a state-of-the-art, indoor performance venue strategically-located 22 miles from downtown Houston. Ranked 7th in the world in tickets sales for venues under 10,000 seats (Pollstar 2019 Mid-Year Rankings), #1 in Houston’s Hottest Music Venues in 2018 by the Houston Press, and Best of Houston® Large Venues in 2019 and 2020 by the Houston Press, Smart Financial Centre sets a standard for live performance venues, hosting a diverse line up of programming including national and international music and comedy artists, family shows, theatrically-staged Broadway productions, as well as cultural and performing arts attractions.

Partner Studio

Houston Partner Ballet Studio: Mitsi Dancing School

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full international professional cast are local Houston children from Mitsi Dancing School. Mitsi Dancing School (MDS) is one of the fastest growing dance schools in Houston, with over 600 students at three full-sized studios in Houston, Katy and Sugar Land area. With a group of highly professional and dedicated teachers, MDS offers high quality ballet, modern, Chinese dance, among many other dance genres. Some of MDS’s past highlights include being national quarter finalist in America’s Got Talent in 2013 and Regional Top 12 at the Young America Grand Prix (YAGP) competition in 2018. MDS also offers American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum exams for students age 5 and up. Together with its not-for-profit dance company Movements In Time (MIT), MDS offers intensive dance technique training, choreographing original dance programs, as well as the opportunities to perform with some of the world’s best dance companies, and aims to assist talented dancers to take their dance skills to the next level. 

“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

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