A sprinkling of Christmas magic for the whole family

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Whisk the entire family away this festive season to a magical Christmas Eve party where snowflakes flutter, fireplaces crackle, and enchanted toys come alive to frolic and play in The Nutcracker.

Adapted by renowned choreographer Ben Stevenson OBE from the original 19th century Russian classic and featuring the original Tchaikovsky score played live by Queensland Symphony Orchestra, this cherished Queensland Ballet holiday tradition returns to Brisbane for another spell-binding season.

It’s Christmas Eve and under tinsel and twinkling fairylights, young Clara and Fritz are gifted new toys. But a visit from the mysterious Dr Drosselmeyer puts plans in a spin when he gives Clara a special wooden Nutcracker doll.

When the clock strikes twelve, nothing is as it seems! In a daring dreamscape, Clara and the Nutcracker Prince journey across a Lemonade Sea to the Kingdom of Sweets, for a midnight rendezvous of delectable delights and enchanting entertainment.

This hugely popular ballet has been captivating audiences – young and old – across the globe for more than 120 years. Queensland Ballet’s production was choreographed by Ben Stevenson OBE in 1976 and premièred for Brisbane audiences in 2013.

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Choreographer Ben Stevenson OBE
Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
Conductor Nigel Gaynor                                                               
Costume Designer Desmond Heeley                                                                                            
Associate Costume Designer Noelene Hill
Set Designer Thomas Boyd
Lighting Designer David Walters
Revival Lighting Designer Cameron Goerg
Music performed by** Queensland Symphony Orchestra

**Selected performances will feature recorded music.

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Pricing Guide

TUE TO THU PRIMA $150 Premium Adult $130 Concession^ $110 Youth^^ $104 Child^^^ $78 Family^^^^ $292 A-Reserve Adult $110 Concession^ $94 Youth^^ $88 Child^^^ $66 Family^^^^ $248
FRI TO SUN Prima $180 Premium Adult $150 Concession^ $128 Youth^^ $120 Child^^^ $90 Family^^^^ $336 A-Reserve Adult $128 Concession^ $108 Youth^^ $102 Child^^^ $77 Family^^^^ $284
Tue to Thu i Premium $111 A-Reserve $94 1 PERSON FREE FOR EVERY 5 BOOKED
Fri to Sun i Premium $128 A-Reserve $109 1 PERSON FREE FOR EVERY 5 BOOKED
Schools i All performances $35 1 TEACHER FREE PER 10 STUDENTS

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^^Aged 30 years old and under at the time of booking, ID required

^^^Aged 13 years old and under at the time of booking – children aged 18 months and over must hold a ticket

^^^^2 Adults and 2 Children

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