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, November 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm


Kenmore Middle School Theatre
200 South Carlin Springs Road
Arlington, VA 22204

(due to construction at our regular theatre, we will be performing in a different location for the year 2017)

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 Kenmore Middle School 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. 

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!

Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner - November 4 - 11:00am

Barnes & Noble Seven Corners - November 11 - 11:30am

Barnes & Noble Clarendon - November 18 - 11:30am

Sponsored in part by:

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, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Professional Athletes Foundation, Thompson Family Foundation, and Wegner CPAs.