Indianapolis Area Nutcracker Performances | 2022

Nothing evokes the Christmas spirit more than The Nutcracker, a time-honored classic full of whimsical costumes, beautiful dancing, and that spark of magic that’s sure to excite both young and old. We’re lucky that Indy offers such a wide array of opportunities to see this holiday classic in its old-world charm, but you’ll also find a few new and fresh interpretations. Plus, little wiggle bottoms will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy a showing of the Nutcracker which was created with their needs in mind.

Best Nutcracker Performances for Preschoolers

 

Nutcracker Vignettes

Location: Indiana History Center
Date: December 10
Time: 1 pm and 3 pm
Price: Performances are included with admission to the Festival of Trees. The Sweet Experience activities and VIP seating require special tickets.

Nutcracker Fun

Location: Online event hosted by the Indianapolis Public Library
Date: December 7
Time: 10 am
Price: Free

Ballet Storytime

Location: Indianapolis Public Library Franklin Road Branch
Date: December 15
Time: 10:30 am
Price: Free

Nutcracker Preview with Ballet Theater of Carmel Academy

Location: Hussey-Mayfield Public Library
Date: December 7
Time: 6:30
Price: Free

Ballet Theatre of Carmel Presents “Scenes from The Nutcracker Ballet”

Location: Westfield Washington Public Library
Date: December 12
Time: 6 pm
Price: Free

Central Indiana Dance Ensemble Nutcracker Ballet Performance

Location: Westfield Washington Public Library
Date: December 5
Time: 10:30 am
Price: Free

Village Dance Studio’s Nutcracker Short & Suite (Special Needs Friendly)

Location: Zionsville Community High School
Date: December 4
Time: 2 pm and 4 pm
Price: $10 for children, $15 for ages 13+

Indianapolis Ballet Presents Nutcracker Sweets

Location: Newfields, The Toby 
Dates: December 9-11
Time: December 9 at 3 pm; December 10-11 at 12 and 3 pm
Price: Tickets start at $25

Where to See the Nutcracker Ballet in Indy

 

Butler Ballet Presents Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

Location: Clowes Memorial Hall
Date: December 1-4
Time: December 1 at 7:30 pm; December 2 at 8 pm; December 3 at 2 and 8 pm; December 4 at 12 and 5 pm
Price: Tickets start at $25

Ballet INitiative Presents Nutcracker with a Twist

Location: The Basile Theatre at the Athenaeum
Dates: December 16-18
Time: December 16-17 at 7:30 pm; December 18 at 2:00 pm
Cost: $20 for youth 13 and under, $35 for adults

The Nutcracker Presented by Indiana Ballet Conservatory

Location: The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts
Dates: November 26-27
Time: November 26 at 2 and 7 pm; November 27 at 1 and 6 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $40 

The Nutcracker and Dessert Party with the Central Indiana Dance Ensemble

Location: Zionsville High School, STAR Bank Performing Arts Center
Dates: December 9-11
Time: December 9 at 7:30 pm; December 10 at 2 and 7:30 pm; December 11 at 2 pm. Dessert Party is at 12:30 pm prior to each 2 pm performance and requires an additional ticket.
Cost: $18 for children, $27 for adults 17+; Dessert Party tickets are an additional $12

Indianapolis Ballet Presents the Nutcracker

Location: Old National Center
Dates: December 16-18
Time: December 16 at 7:30 pm; December 17 at 2 and 7:30 pm; December 18 at 3 pm
Price: Tickets begin at $24.50

Ballet Theatre of Carmel Presents the Nutcracker

Location: Zionsville Community High School
Dates: December 16-18
Time: December 16 at 7:30 pm; December 17 at 2 and 7:30 pm; December 18 at 2 pm
Price: $18 for children, $26 for adults 17+, ages 2 and under free if seated on an adult’s lap

Ballet Expressenz presents Suites of the Nutcracker

Location: Pike Performing Arts Center
Dates: December 16-17
Time: December 16 at 7 pm; December 17 at 2 pm
Price: $20

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre Presents The Nutcracker

Location: Pike Performing Arts Center
Dates: December 2-3
Time: December 2 at 7 pm; December 3 at 3 and 7 pm
Price: $30 for adults, $15 for students

Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet

Location: Old National Centre
Date: November 30
Time: 7 pm
Price: Tickets start at $32.50

The Children’s Ballet Presents the Nutcracker

Location: Danville Community High School
Date: December 16 and 18
Time: December 16 at 7:00 pm; December 18 at 2:30 pm
Price: $8.20 for children 12 and under, $18.20 for adults 

 

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