Butler Ballet presents The Nutcracker | At Clowes Memorial Hall December 1-4

Seeing a live performance of The Nutcracker was one of my favorite holiday traditions when I was growing up. The dancing, the music, the costumes; It was like watching a magical Christmas dream on stage! My favorite scenes were, and still are, the big Christmas party at the beginning and the ever-famous Sugar Plum Fairy Dance. I’d leave dancing and spinning the night away.

The Nutcracker by Butler Ballet

The Nutcracker will be at Clowes Memorial Hall,  December 1-4, 2022. Revel in the magic and spectacle of live ballet; spectacular dancing, beautiful costumes, glorious scenery, and pyrotechnical flash.

The brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s music will be brought to life by the Butler Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir under the direction of Richard Auldon Clark.

Tickets start at $25 and every individual, regardless of age, is required to have a ticket. Tickets can be purchased in advance, online.

Know Before You Go

Masks strongly encouraged to be worn by patrons while in the venue. Other COVID-19 related health protocols may be in effect at the time of performance, including, without limitation, required: temperature checks, testing, confirmation of prior travel to restricted areas and/or confirmation of no known symptoms of and exposure to COVID-19.

The Butler Arts and Events Center reserves the right to unilaterally make changes to health protocols according to updated public health guidance and applicable law. Future updates will be provided to ticket holders prior to the performance. Any ticket holder who does not comply with any COVID-19 related health protocol may be required to leave the theater, and his/her ticket will not be refunded.

Guests with accessibility questions, or who require additional assistance related to the venue’s COVID-19 policies may email clowesboxoffice@butler.edu.

About Butler Arts & Events Center

The Butler Arts & Events Center is dedicated to meaningful experiences in and through the arts. Our mission is to bring people together to celebrate community. They serve the Butler University, Indianapolis and larger Central Indiana communities and host more than 300,000 patrons annually for a variety of presentations that provide shared experiences in the performing and visual arts.

The Butler Arts & Events Center is comprised of five venues including its flagship venue Clowes Memorial Hall, the Schrott Center for the Arts, Shelton Auditorium, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, and Lilly Hall Studio Theatre. Programming includes the Butler Arts Presents events, BAEC’s Education Matinee Series, Jordan College of the Arts performances, Broadway In Indianapolis shows, various Butler lecture series, performances from local performing arts organizations and a variety of national touring shows. Click here to see more meeting and event spaces suitable for functions from weddings and summer camps to seminars and conferences.


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