Gather family and friends for Milwaukee’s magical holiday tradition, featuring a lavish production design and plenty of action to keep you enchanted whether you are seeing it for the first or fiftieth time.

Patrick Howell. Photo: Eric Olson/Saturn Lounge

Milwaukee Ballet Company. Photo Mark Frohna

"Artistry, athleticism, magic and stunning dancing"

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Experience the magic

The Nutcracker has captivated Milwaukee audiences since 1977 with exquisite set pieces, period costumes, special effects, magic tricks and a cast of nearly 200 dancers from around the world, including students from Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy. Experience the magic for the first time or fall in love with it all over again.

The Music

Hear Tchaikovsky’s world-famous score performed live by Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra.



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Milwaukee Ballet Box Office: 414.902.2103 (128 N. Jackson).  Open Mon-Fri 10:00am – 6:00pm

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