The Nutcracker

Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker

The spirit of the holidays is brought to life with beautiful dancing, magnificent scenery and imaginative costumes. Cheer on Marie and her soldiers as she rescues the Nutcracker Prince from the evil Rat King and then soar with our dancing snowflakes to the Land of Sweets where luscious treats await. The Oakland Symphony along with the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir bring Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score to life. Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker will be the highlight of your holiday season!

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Dancer performing a leap in an orange and red costume
The Nutcracker leaping to the left in front of a line of dancing toy soldiers.

Special Events

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

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Performance Information

Running time is approximately 2 hours, including intermission.
Doors open 60 minutes before show time.

No outside food or beverage allowed.