The Washington, DC area has a wide range of theaters to enjoy the Christmas classic ballet - the Nutcracker. Take the whole family to marvel over Clara’s Christmas fantasy when the wooden toy soldier comes alive and takes her on a magical tour of wonderful holiday adventures. Find here the theater that best suits your style and budget. Get tickets early to get the best seat.
In Washington, DCKennedy Center - The Nutcracker - American Ballet Theatre performs Alexei Ratmansky's production, 2700 F St., NW, Washington, DC (202) 467-4600
Warner Theatre - The Nutcracker - The Washington Ballet, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC (202) 397-7328 or (800) 551-7328
Momentum Dance Theatre - Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker - Stuart Hobson Middle School, 410 E Street NE, Washington, DC and the Publick Playhouse, Cheverly, Maryland (202) 785-0035
In MarylandMusic Center at Strathmore - Great Russian Nutcracker by CityDance - 5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda, MD. Over 60 local youth have been selected to perform alongside the Russian professionals in Moscow Ballet’s production.
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre - The Nutcracker - Robert E Parilla Perorming Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, Maryland (301) 762-1757.
Maryland Youth Ballet - The Nutcracker - Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, Maryland (240) 567-5301
The Puppet Co. - The Nutcracker - Enjoy this child-friendly version of the holiday classic. Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Maryland. (301) 634-2222.
American Dance Institute - The Nutcracker, a condensed version for young children and the Sugar Plum Extravaganza, an interactive program with crafts. 1570 East Jefferson St. Rockville, Maryland. (301) 984-3003.
Rockville Civic Ballet - The Nutcracker - Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, Maryland. (240) 314-8690.
The Olney Ballet Theatre - The Nutcracker - Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road. Olney, Maryland. Original choreography from the Washington Ballet’s founder Mary Day. (301) 924-3400.
The National Ballet - Te Nutcracker - LesCher Classical Ballet Academie, 16903 Queen Anne Rd. Upper Marlboro, Maryland (301) 218-9822.
In VirginiaCenter for Ballet Arts - The Nutcracker - Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria Campus, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, Virginia (703) 273-5344
Fairfax Ballet Company - The Nutcracker - Thanksgiving Weekend Only! Joan Bedinger Auditorium, W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main Street, Fairfax, VA. (703) 803-2977.
Reston Conservatory Ballet - The Nutcracker - Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston, Virginia, (703) 715 8366
Metropolitan School of the Arts - The Nutcracker - Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia (703) 425-9400.
Loudoun Ballet Company - The Nutcracker - Loudoun Valley High School, 340 N. Maple Ave. Purcellville, Virginia. (703) 771-8074.
Ashburn Academy of Ballet - The Nutcracker - Dominion High School, Augusta Drive Sterling, Virginia.
Classical Ballet Theater - The Nutcracker - Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia. (703) 471-0750.
Virginia Ballet Company and School - The Nutcracker - Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia. (703) 249-8227.
The Northern Virginia Performing Arts Company - The Nutcracker - Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Road, SE, Leesburg, Virginia. Dancers from Leesburg's Dance Academy of Loudoun. (703) 443-1093.
Center Dance Company - The Nutcracker - Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia. (703) 778-3008.
Gainesville Ballet School - Clara and the Nutcracker Prince - Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Virginia. (888) 945-2468. The full-length ballet features international guest dancers, faculty and students of the award-winning arts organization.
Academy of Russian Ballet – the Nutcracker. Patriot High School, 10504 Kettle Run Rd, Nokesville, VA. (703) 368-2268.