“The Nutcracker”

New England Academy of Dance and New England Dance Theater


Our 33rd Annual Nutcracker Ballet
Featuring the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

Join Us

  • Fri Dec 7th           7:00pm
  • Sat Dec 8th          11:00am Children’s Show (Act II Only- No Party Scene, Mice or Angels)
  • Sat Dec 8th          4:00pm
  • Sun Dec 9th         4:00pm

All seats are reserved. When purchasing tickets to the three full-length shows, be ready to select the seat category: adult, patron, child, student or senior tickets. If you are purchasing more than 10 tickets for the same show, you are eligible for a group rate. To purchase tickets at the group rate or if you require wheelchair spaces, please email tix@neadance.com to make your purchase.


Ticket Prices

Full-Length Shows:

  • Patron: $65 (center orchestra rows G through M)
  • Adult: $40
  • Child/Senior/Student: $30
  • *Obstructed View Seat: $30 or $20

Saturday 11:00am Children’s Show:

  • All seats: $25
  • *Obstructed View Seat: $20

*Note: Some seats have partially obstructed views due to the orchestra. These seats are noted as such on the seating chart. Guests seated in these seats will be able to fully see the dancers but may find it necessary to adjust their position to do so. 

Online Sales

For best seating selection, lowest cost, and to avoid lines at the door…
We recommend purchasing tickets online by credit card prior to the show.
Tickets will go on sale October 16th for NEAD students, and on sale to the public on October 22nd.

*Online sales end at 7am on the day of each performance
*For online sales delivered via email,
there is a $0.50 handling fee per ticket plus 3.5% per order

*There is a $1.75 handling fee per order if delivered via mail

Box Office Sales

Tickets can be bought in person at the theater ONLY ON THE DAY OF THE PERFORMANCE.
(We will not sell tickets for future shows at that time.)
The box office opens one hour prior to each show.

*The box office accepts cash or checks ONLY (no credit cards)
*Each ticket is subject to a $5 surcharge

Weather Policy

Visit www.neadance.com for timely information on a rescheduled performance. In the event of inclement weather, tickets will be valid for the rescheduled performance, and will not be refunded.
Please remember there are absolutely no ticket refunds or exchanges in the event of a rescheduled performance.

Nutcracker Offers

Program Booster Ads

Nutcracker is a special event in your dancer’s experience. It is wonderful to watch the progress from year to year. Show how much you appreciate all of the hard work!

Purchase a booster ad for the Nutcracker Program… It’s easy and a super souvenir for your child!

Sugar Plum Tea Party

Join the Sugar Plum Fairy & other characters from the Land of Sweets before or after the Children’s Show.  Dance with the characters, decorate a gingerbread cookie, enjoy treats from the Land of Sweets, and take pictures with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her friends.

The Tea will be held at the Wagner Room located in New Canaan High School.

  • Saturday December 8th at 9:45am – 10:45am
  • Saturday December 8th at 12:15pm – 1:15pm
  • The cost is $40 per child

*All children must be accompanied by an adult
*Advance purchase is required due to limited seating
* All tickets subject to a processing fee determined by Eventbrite

Don’t forget to buy your tickets to the Children’s Performance of the Nutcracker!

DVD Orders

Order your Nutcracker DVD to commemorate your dancer’s efforts.

  • Filmed and edited by NEAD Staff
  • Multiple angles and crisp digital quality
  • $45 per copy (not include shipping)

Online ordering coming soon!

*Only one night’s performance will be featured on the DVD
(at the discretion of the NEDT directors)

Questions? Contact the office at info@neadance.com or (203) 972-3265