nutcracker tickets in Wheeling, WV

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!

Kissy Doll 2024

The Theater

About The Capitol Theatre in Wheeling

In December of 2005, a large consortium of Wheeling non-profits and municipal organizations began meeting to consider undertaking the ownership and operation of the Capitol Theatre, originally opened in 1929 and had its doors closed in 2003. This group recognized that the Capitol Theatre must once again be an important cultural venue and economic engine for the growth of our community. Since that time, the financial and personnel resources of these organizations have been put to use in understanding the architectural and economic feasibility of re-opening the theatre under a local management entity.

On April 3, 2009 the Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau purchased the theater. Phase I renovations commenced in May 2009 and the theatre re-opened in September of that same year.  Additional phased restorations have continued over the years that have brought new seats, new carpeting, renovated concessions and a renovated ballroom. The revitalization of the Capitol Theatre is a community-wide effort. The Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau will own the theatre. The Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation has been a catalyst for the renovations.  The Greater Wheeling Sports & Entertainment, which oversees WesBanco Arena and Heritage Port, operates and programs the revitalized Capitol Theatre, providing high-caliber entertainment for local and regional audiences.

Partner Studio

Wheeling Partner Ballet Studio: Oglebay Institute’s School of Dance

“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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