We look forward to seeing you this holiday season at The Nutcracker. Here's everything you'll need to enjoy the performance.
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7:00PM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16
6:00PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17
6:00PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18
7:00PM TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20
7:00PM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21
7:00PM THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22
7:00PM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23
1:00PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17
1:00PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18
1:00PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24
THERE WILL BE A 20 MINUTE INTERMISSION BETWEEN ACTS ONE AND TWO.
TOTAL RUN TIME (INCLUDING INTERMISSION): 1 HOUR 51 MINUTES.
Thursday + Friday Evening: doors open at 5:30 pm
Saturday + Sunday Matinee: doors open at 11:30 am
Saturday + Sunday Evening: doors open at 4:30 pm
Onsite Experiences such as Storybook Corner and live piano music take place one hour before curtain.
We recommend arriving no later than 30 minutes before the show. Remember: performances may sell out and it may take time to get to your seats. Please note that we're unable to seat latecomers.
Parking is available for $7 (cash only). It's recommended you arrive at least 45 minutes prior to showtime to avoid long parking lineups.
TICKETS AND ON-SITE SERVICES
Print-at-home tickets If you have print-at-home tickets, they will be scanned at any door on your way in.
Will-call tickets If you have will-call tickets, they will be waiting for you at the ticket pickup table in the front lobby.
Coat check A coat check is available in the main lobby for $2 (cash only).
Come early to the Jubilee and take advantage of our onsite festivities suited for all ages.
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STRIKE A FESTIVE POSE
With everyone dressed in their holiday finery, consider commemorating the outing with a Nutcracker-themed professional photograph taken by our partner Picture This.
Well known to Calgary and Edmonton corporate offices, Picture This knows how to capture your best side. Choose from an individual or group portrait on two unique holiday-themed backdrops. Your finished photo print will be ready for pick-up after the performance.
Our photo booth is located in the main lobby. The cost is $20 per photograph and proceeds support the School of Alberta Ballet.
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SUGAR PLUM PARTIES
With thanks to our Nutcracker Production Sponsor TD Canada Trust
Your little ones will enjoy our famous Sugar Plum Parties, featuring Klara's Closet and Storybook Corner. Watch for the Nutcracker characters who will lead Storybook Corner, browse the costumes from Nutcrackers past and enjoy live piano music! It's all added fun and it's free.
Sugar Plum parties are located through-out the Jubilee lobby and begin one hour before the performance start.
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THE NUTCRACKER BOUTIQUE
Find a special something for yourself or for someone on your Christmas list. The Nutcracker Boutique is filled with gifts and Nutcracker memorabilia, including dress up accessories for children who want to play The Nutcracker roles of mice, soldiers or princesses!
DINNER BEFORE THE SHOW: NUTCRACKER POP-UP RESTAURANT
"Gorgeous decor, fantastic food! It made for a very special night." - guest comment for the culinary event at Alberta Ballet's Dracula
Imagine beginning your evening at The Nutcracker with dinner in the Sugar Plum Fairy's salon. Tables draped with opulent linens, festive decorations and a sweets table that sure to delight your whole family. Dinner starts at $46 for adults and $22 for children. The culinary event is available before evening performances on Dec 16, 17, 20, 22 and 23. To book dinner tickets / learn more click here.
WRAP UP YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING
If there's a person on your list who enjoys ballet, consider gifting a performance (or two or four) for the holidays. Our unique animated Pirouette Vouchers come ready for gifting with an accompanying card and envelope. You can purchase them in person in the Jubilee lobby or by emailing email@example.com
Alberta Ballet Pirouette Vouchers are valid on any of our remaining 2016.17 anniversary season performances and are sold in $150 and $300 denominations - good for two or four ballet tickets and perfect for holiday gift giving.
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Live music adds extra magic to The Nutcracker! So keep your ears wide open. And be sure to take a peek into the orchestra pit in front of the stage before the performance and during intermission while our partners - the brilliant Edmonton Symphony Orchestra - is warming up.
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50 YEARS OF BALLET HISTORY
Look for our anniversary mini-museum display in the main lobby. See how Alberta Ballet has brought wonder and excitement to the province over the past 50 years. The display showcases select costumes and treasures from seasons past. It's all part of Our 50 Community Campaign.
PROUDLY SUPPORT ALBERTA BALLET
At the performance you may notice patrons wearing 50th Anniversary pins celebrating their support of Alberta Ballet. They're part of Our 50 Community - connecting Albertans with our legacy and vision for the future. To find out more about this vital community and to donate, we invite you to visit our historical display in the main lobby or go online to albertaballet.com.
Your $50 donation will help to shape our next 50 years. As an added bonus your donation will be matched by the Chair's Sustainability Fund - ensuring the future success of Alberta Ballet.
Donate online or ask about donating at The Nutcracker Boutique before the show.