Stanton Welch AM

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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The ultimate holiday tradition returns with all of the grandeur that audiences love about Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker. The grand sets. The stunning costumes. The iconic score. From snowflakes to sword fights to the Christmas tree that reaches the sky, The Nutcracker truly is the perfect holiday experience for the whole family. Be there as Clara and Drosselmeyer make their journey to the Kingdom of Sweets and meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and her prince in the land where the real magic happens. One of the most splendid ever staged, Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker features hundreds of roles and a myriad of exquisite details that will leave you finding something new in every performance.

 This year's performances are dedicated to Patsy Chapman for her decades of service to Houston Ballet and the Nutcracker Market.


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VIP Experience:

Make your experience at the Houston Ballet even more exciting by purchasing VIP Experience! During your experience, you will be accompanied by two receptions, before the show, and during intermission. Receptions include sweet treats, complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and a photo booth! Following the show's conclusion, you will be escorted on stage where you will receive a commemorative gift.


"[Houston Ballet's The Nutcracker] makes you believe in good things to come." 

Broadway World

The Nutcracker

November 25 - December 27, 2022

Peter Pan

September 9-18, 2022

Good Vibrations

September 22 - October 2, 2022

Romeo & Juliet

February 23 - March 4, 2023


May 25 - June 4, 2023

Swan Lake

June 8-17, 2023