Choreographer: Stanton Welch AM I Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 


We officially return to our home at the Wortham Theater with this joyous production of The Nutcracker by Stanton Welch AM. Join us for this holiday celebration as we open the 2018/19 season with beloved characters from this timeless classic set to Tchaikovsky’s splendid score. Gather your family and friends and join Clara in holiday revelry as she journeys from her home on Christmas Eve, through a magical Christmas tree, and into the whimsical Kingdom of Sweets, accompanied by her Nutcracker Prince. 

VIP Experience: $60 per person - Experience The Nutcracker like never before. Enjoy treats and drinks before the show and during intermission. Meet the dancers onstage after the performance, and receive a keepsake holiday gift to remember the day.

2:00 PM - Nov. 24, 25 Dec. 22, 23, 27
7:30 PM - Dec. 7, 9, 16, 22, 23

For more information, please call Houston Ballet Box Office at 713.227.ARTS(2787).



The Nutcracker Study Guide 


For the first time ever, Houston Ballet will hold an open audition for the lively young cast of The Nutcracker.The open audition will be held at Houston Ballet’s Center For Dance from 2:00-3:30 PM on Sunday, August 26, 2018. This exciting opportunity allows young dancers to be part of one of the city’s grandest holiday traditions while working alongside talented professional dancers and instructors. Further details and audition pre-registration can be found here:


Houston Ballet’s performances of The Nutcracker generously sponsored by:

Houston Methodist




Shell Oil Company




Feb. 21 - March 3, 2019


March 7 - 10, 2019


March 21 - 24, 2019


May 17 - 26, 2019

The Merry Widow

May 31 - June 9, 2019


June 14 - 23, 2019