Best Nutcracker Shows for Kids 2019




The classic Tchaikovsky ballet hits stages all over the GTA this season and whether you’re continuing a tradition or starting a new one, there's a production for you! This family-friendly holiday ballet tells a dreamy tale of dancing toys, mischievous mice, and beautiful ballerinas.

Here's where you can catch a performance of the Nutcracker this Holiday Season...


34th Annual Nutcracker - Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement
December 6, 2019 to December 8, 2019
Sugarplums and nutcrackers are making an early appearance this year! The Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement is presenting their earliest performance of the iconic Nutcracker yet—bringing together nearly 100 performers to share in this seasonal favourite. More


The Nutcracker at Living Arts Centre
December 8, 2019
"The Nutcracker" is the perennial favorite of generations of children and "children at heart". The treasured holiday adventure follows a little girl's journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers, and an army of mice. More


The Nutcracker by National Ballet of Canada
December 12, 2019 to January 4, 2020
Toronto’s favourite holiday tradition! Ballet companies all over the world perform The Nutcracker during the holiday season, each with a special take on the beloved classic. Come to Story Time! Designed to enhance children's experience of the ballet, Nutcracker Story Time is an engaging, interactive telling of the magical holiday story that allows children to have a better understanding of the performance they are attending. More


The Nutcracker at Meridian Hall
December 14, 2019
THE NUTCRACKER, one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous works about a young girl’s magical adventures on Christmas Eve, pairs some of Tchaikovsky’s most beloved compositions with world-class choreography. More


The Nutcracker at Flato Markham Theatre
December 15, 2019
The famous Classical Christmas Story ballet by Piotr Tchaikovsky. Choreographed and staged by Anna & Vladimir Karpov. Karpov Ballet Theatre is the vision of two former Mariinsky Ballet artists in Russia Vladimir and Anna Karpov. In this performance students of Karpov Ballet Academy dance along with professional dancers. It is great to watch for kids as well as for their parents. More


The Nutcracker by Victoria Ballet Company
December 20, 2019 to December 22, 2019
Victoria Ballet Company presents "The Nutcracker", a winter tale of magic and holiday spirit. Don't miss this Christmas classic ballet event suitable for the entire family! More


Looking for Nutcracker themed activities? From November 19, 2019 to January 5, 2020, the Spadina Museum is hosting a Nutcraker Event. It's a great chance to experience this stately home dressed to the nines for the holiday season. As a part of the Roaring 20s Christmas tours, participate in The Nutcracker Ballet-themed activities that include a scavenger hunt, take-home crafts based on the Nutcracker, and enjoy 1940s-era ballet costumes on loan from Dance Collection Danse. More

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