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The Nutcracker is Back! Richmond Ballet Marks Return of the Classic

Richmond Ballet and its beloved holiday tradition The Nutcracker return to Dominion Energy Center December 11 through 23, with the Richmond Symphony playing Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. Clara, her adoring Nutcracker, the glittering butterfly, and the dancing Russian bear will once again charm audience members of all ages.

Choreographed by Artistic Director Stoner Winslett, the Richmond Ballet holiday classic has been heralded as “one of the country’s most perfect [Nutcracker productions]” by The New York Times, and this season will mark the final year to celebrate the current production as updated costumes and dazzling new sets will premiere in December of 2022.

The Nutcracker is a multigenerational experience, with parents, grandparents, and children alike entranced by the magical story. We were heartbroken to not have been able to bring the live theatre experience to the community last year” notes Winslett. “We look forward to welcoming audiences back to Dominion Energy Center this December where the holiday tradition will carry on and new memories will be created.”

Tickets to The Nutcracker start at $25. Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 804.344.0906 x224 or in person at the Richmond Ballet Box Office, 407 East Canal Street, Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 6:00pm.

Read about this glorious production in this article from RFM from 2014.

Health & Safety Protocols
Upon entering the theatre, all audience members ages 12 and above are required to show printed or digital proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or of a professionally-administered negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance. Patrons ages 18 and above will also need to show a photo ID. All patrons ages two and above are required to wear a mask at all times while in Dominion Energy Center, except when eating and drinking in specified locations. Please note that proof of vaccination or of a negative COVID test is not required for children under the age of twelve.

The Nutcracker

December 11-23, 2021 | Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center
600 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219

Saturday, December 11,  2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 12,  1:00 pm and 4:30 pm
Saturday, December 18, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 19,  1:00 pm and 4:30 pm
Wednesday, December 22,  2:00 and 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 23,  2:00 pm

Photo Credit: Kyla Williams and School of Richmond Ballet students in The Nutcracker. Choreography by Stoner Winslett. All Rights Reserved. Photo by Sarah Ferguson

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