Nutcracker Performances

BalletNova’s Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition with thousands of families over the past ten years.  A professional production that includes children, it is a great way to be introduced to ballet and live theater for the first time.


Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

**Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 1:00pm is SOLD OUT online! Limited seating available. Please contact BalletNova.

Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm


Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington 22204

Ticket Information:

Advance Sale: $15-38
Youth/Senior discounts available
(additional $3 at the door, so get your tickets early!)

Theater Parking Information: 

There are three free parking lots at Thomas Jefferson Theatre as well as on street parking surrounding the theater. Please follow all posted rules and regulations for on street parking as BalletNova is not responsible for any ticketing or towing as a result of parking illegally. 

For more information on parking around the theatre, please refer to our handout

Behind the Scenes & Girl Scout Programs

Go behind the scenes and hear all about the production process, the history of dance and the Nutcracker ballet, learn ballet moves, about pointe shoes, see dancers, costumes, and the stage up close.  Girl Scouts can earn activities for their Nutcracker badge. Click here for more information.

Nutcracker VIP Reception

An annual thank you to major donors of $500 and up, this exclusive reception follows the Friday night, 7:30 pm Nutcracker performance.  For your invitation and information on how to make a donation, please click here or contact

BalletNova at Barnes & Noble

Please join BalletNova as we spread Nutcracker cheer for all to hear throughout the area! We'll be at the following Barnes & Noble locations for storytimes! Come hear the story of The Nutcracker, watch performance excerpts and meet the dancers!

October 29 - Barnes & Noble Seven Corners - 11:00am

November 5 - Barnes & Noble Clarendon - 11:15am

November 12 - Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner - 11:00am

BalletNova Center for Dance is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Programs are supported in part by Arlington County through the Cultural Affairs Division of the Department of Economic Development, the Arlington Commission for the Arts, the Arts Council of Fairfax County, and the Virginia Commission on the Arts.