You’re invited into a magical world of festive wonder.

After her family’s annual celebration, little Clara is wide awake on Christmas Eve. Everyone has gone to sleep, the clock chimes midnight and a magical fantasy unfolds before her eyes!

Clara’s gift of a Nutcracker comes to life, mischievous mice are foiled by toy soldiers, a handsome Prince takes her on a fairy tale adventure and a blizzard of ballerinas reveal an enchanting Land of Sweets ruled by the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy.

With the magnificent music of Tchaikovsky and lavish sets and costumes, Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker is a must-see Christmas treat.

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


  • Connecting safely at QPAC

    QPAC is operating at 100% capacity and masks are not mandatory, however we do strongly recommend you bring your mask with you to the theatre for use when physical distancing is not possible.

    All patrons are currently required to register on arrival through the Check In Qld App and from 17 December 2021 will be required to provide proof of vaccination status or medical exemption. Find out more

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    QTIX is the official ticketing service for QPAC and Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker 2017. Selected packages are sold through authorised resellers only. Any tickets purchased through unauthorised sales channels may be seized or cancelled without refund or exchange and the bearer of the ticket may be denied admission. Unauthorised sales channels include Viagogo, eBay and Gumtree. Read more about purchasing tickets online.

Presented by Queensland Ballet

Pricing Guide

PREMIUM Adult $120 Concession^ $100 30 and Under^^ $85 Child^^^ $75
A-RESERVE Adult $100 Concession^ $85 30 and Under^^ $75 Child^^^ $65 Family^^^^ $300
B-RESERVE Adult $85 Concession^ $75 30 and Under^^ $65 Child^^^ $55 Family^^^^ $270
C-RESERVE Adult $75 Concession^ $65 30 and Under^^ $55 Child^^^ $50 Family^^^^ $240
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^^^^2 Adults and 2 Children

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"Another year another entertaining show" By Eric Scott - Absolute Theatre

Each year I wonder if I will be entertained and each year yes, I am. This year was no exception. It is such a pretty show to watch with fabulous costumes and great dance routines. It is a production that has retained its charm and vibrancy.