Lincoln Center - Koch Theater

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York [Map]

New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker

Run Time: Act I: 49 min. Act II: 41 min.

As the clock chimes midnight, a brave young girl turns the tide in a battle between toy soldiers and mischievous mice, and a blizzard of ballerinas reveals a wonderful world of confection. During the holiday period, the entire Company is immersed in activities surrounding George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®. All 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 40 stagehands and more than 125 children, in two alternating casts, from the School of American Ballet join forces to make each performance as magical as possible. Children of all ages from New York City and the nation fill the David H. Koch Theater to be captivated by the lure of Tschaikovsky's music, Balanchine's choreography, Karinska's sumptuous costumes, and Rouben Ter-Arutunian's magical sets. George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®, based on the Alexandre Dumas pere version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816), demands a full-scale production.

How to collect your Theatre Tickets

Your tickets will be held for you at the theatre box office. You will be emailed a ticket voucher after completing the purchase, that you must be present to the box office prior to entry to the theatre.

Customers should arrive at least one hour prior to the performance. Late seating is entirely at the theatre management's discretion.
Please don't be late! You don't want to miss anything!

Some other things to remember:

  • Please turn off all cell phones prior to the start of the show. It's not just courteous to other patrons: it's the law in New York.
  • Everyone entering the theatre must have a ticket.
  • Most Broadway theatres do not allow children under the age of 4 years to attend the performance. Also some shows may not be suitable for children under 12. Please check with us if you are not certain.
  • Attending a Broadway show is an experience most people remember for the rest of their life.

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