Graham Lustig’s “The Nutcracker”

Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker 

Oakland Ballet Company's Nutcracker. December 19 and 20, 2015Tickets on sale July 1!

Saturday, December 17
1:00 pm

Saturday, December 17
5:00 pm

Sunday, December 18
2:00 pm

Adult : $25-91.50*


Juniors (12 years and under) receive a 15% discount.
Seniors (62 years and older) receive a 15% discount.
Purchase before November 1 to receive an additional 15% early-bird discount on regular, senior and child tickets.

*Ticket prices include a $2.00 Paramount facility fee.

Take part in all of the exciting events and performances offered this holiday season with our VIP Package!
Adults: $250
Children: $200
  • A ticket to the Land of the Sweets Tea Party on December 11 at the Berkeley City Club;
  • VIP ticket to the Nutcracker performance of your choice;
  • A ticket to the post-performance reception of your choice: Sweet Dreams Party or Encore Reception (dependent upon the date and time of your Nutcracker performance ticket); and
  • Pre-performance back stage tour (commences 30 minutes prior to the performance).
Contact the Oakland Ballet Company office to purchase a VIP packages directly and save Ticketmaster fees. 510-893-3132 or

Running time is approximately 2 hours, including intermission.
Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
All ages require a ticket.

Special Nutcracker Season Events

Celebrate the season with Oakland Ballet at one of our special Nutcracker season events.

Sweet Dreams Parties

Immediately following the matinee performances on December 19 and 20.Children of all ages are welcome! Meet the delightful characters from Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker and enjoy enticing refreshments straight from the Land of the Sweets. Bring your camera for pictures with the Sugarplum Fairy and her Nutcracker friends. (A separate ticket is required to attend the Nutcracker performance.)

December 17 Sweet Dreams Party

December 18 Sweet Dreams Party

Encore Reception

Celebrate opening night of The Nutcracker! Mingle with the Oakland Ballet dancers and Artistic Director Graham Lustig. Enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. (A separate ticket is required to attend the Nutcracker performance.)

December 17 Encore Reception


Land of the Sweets Tea Party

Saturday, December 11
The Berkeley City Club

Tickets on sale September 1

The Nutcracker Tea Party is the perfect way to kick off your family’s holiday festivities! Held at the beautiful Berkeley City Club, this event is a delight for ballet lovers of all ages. In addition to an elegant, plated tea, a buffet of sweets and treats, holiday carols, and select excerpts from Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker, guests will have the opportunity to meet Oakland Ballet Company dancers and pose for photographs with members of The Nutcracker cast. Ballet enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their children to this family friendly event. Make your holiday season spectacular and reserve your seats today!