Disappear into a dream world with The Australian Ballet, Tchaikovsky and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

The Nutcracker

performed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and The Australian Ballet


The ballerina raised to pointe reaches for the sky as the sound of ‘The Sugar Plum Fairy’ fills your ears. Is there anything more beautiful than The Nutcracker?

Let The Australian Ballet artists transport you to another world. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s artistic director has created a gold-standard production of the beloved 19th century classic. Tchaikovsky’s last great score for ballet, with its lively motifs and bewitching melodies, draws us into the story of Clara, a young ballet student celebrating with her family on Christmas Eve. When the clock strikes 12, we enter her dream world and quite frankly, don’t want to return.

Exquisite entertainment for all the family.

On 11 October at 11:30am join the dancers from the Nutcracker for a unique glimpse behind the scenes. Get a privileged, in-theatre view of their training, with commentary by artistic staff, then sit in as our top dancers rehearse for an upcoming production. Find Out More!

It really is the perfect ballet. Sunday Herald Sun

Choreography Peter Wright, Lev Ivanov, Vincent Redmon
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Set and costume design John F Macfarlane
Original lighting design Jon Buswell
Image Cristiano Martino and Robyn Hendricks
Photography Justin Ridler

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8 – 12 Oct 2019

Duration 1hr 54mins

Interval 20 minutes (included)


Tue, 8 Oct 2019, 7:30PM

Wed, 9 Oct 2019, 1:30PM

Wed, 9 Oct 2019, 7:30PM

Thu, 10 Oct 2019, 7:30PM

Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 7:30PM

Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 1:30PM

Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 7:30PM


Festival Theatre


Ages 8 and up


Adult from $51.00

Senior from $45.00

Pensioner from $45.00

Under 30 from $45.00

Child from $37.00

GreenRoom $38.00

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