Graham Lustig’s “The Nutcracker”

Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker 2017


December 23-24, 2017

Tickets will be on sale September 1.

Adult : $23-90*
15% discount for Juniors (12 years and under).
15% discount for Seniors (62 years and older).

*Ticket prices do not include a $2.00 Paramount facility fee.


  • In Person: Purchase tickets in person at the Box Office, located on the 21st Street side of the Paramount Theatre (between Broadway and Telegraph). Save yourself Ticketmaster service charge fees and enjoy the benefit of selecting your favorite seats with the assistance of the Paramount’s knowledgeable staff.
    • Box Office Hours
      • Tuesday: 11:00am-5:30pm
      • Friday: 11:00am – 5:30pm
      • Saturday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • By Telephone: All telephone orders are placed through Ticketmaster.
    Please call 1-800-745-3000. Service charges vary according to event.
  • By Secure On-line Purchase using the “Purchase Tickets” links above.


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 matinee performances. 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.)

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.)