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Experience NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet

2023 Season

The beloved family tradition is back: NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! Gather your loved ones for the warm-glow-nostalgia of America’s favorite Christmas celebration. Experience the extraordinary international cast and Ukrainian Principal Artists performing at the peak of classical European Ballet. Be transported by the magic of jaw-dropping acrobatics, larger than life puppets and stunning hand-crafted sets and costumes. Don’t miss this chance to experience the wonder of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet. Get tickets now!

The Theater

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga

Welcome to the home of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet in Chattanooga: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium at Tivoli Theatre! Chattanooga’s premier performance venues include the historic Tivoli Theatre, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, and Robert Kirk Walker Community Theatre. These Civic Facilities provide Chattanoogans with the finest in entertainment and cultural events such as full-scale Broadway and theatrical productions, ballets, music concerts, comedy shows, as well as community events. The venue’s mission is to provide safe, attractive, and accessible public venues that invite both active participation and passive enjoyment of entertainment, cultural, and educational programs.

For over 90 years, these City of Chattanooga Civic Facilities have served as the hub of the Performing Arts in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Civic Facilities serves over 200,000 patrons annually with the finest in entertainment and cultural events. Civic Facilities also provide low-cost opportunities for over 30,000 students from Hamilton County and surrounding counties to experience education through the arts. For many of these students, this is their first time visiting a performance venue like the Tivoli Theatre.

Partner Studio

Chattanooga Partner Ballet Studio: Ballet Esprit Modern Ballet Theatre Collective and School

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing alongside the full international professional cast are local Chattanooga children from Ballet Esprit Modern Ballet Theatre Collective and School, is committed to serving its community by offering preprofessional quality training in classical ballet and classical modern dance education within a holistic environment through Revolutionary Principles of Movement, complementing all traditional styles implemented in our syllabus, such as ABT, RAD, Cechetti and Vaganova and other genre of dance such as character, jazz, contemporary and neoclassical.”

“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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