The Nutcracker

OKC Ballet

Dec 10 – 11, Dec 15 – 18

Civic Center Music Hall

Featuring OKCPHIL and Canterbury Voices

Oklahoma City Ballet’s traditional version of The Nutcracker has been enchanting audiences for decades, and this year will feature all new choreography by Acting Artistic Director Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye. Tchaikovsky’s spirited and familiar score evokes warm childlike memories in the most glorious way as this colorful and extravagant ballet takes the stage once again this holiday season. This holiday treat will include students from the OKC Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School, plus live music from Canterbury Voices and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.  

Show dates & times:

  • Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 – 2pm
  • Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 – 7pm
  • Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 – 1pm
  • Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 – 4pm
  • Thursday, Dec 15, 2022 – 6pm (sensory-friendly performance)
  • Friday, Dec 16, 2022 – 7pm
  • Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 – 2pm
  • Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 – 7pm
  • Sunday, Dec 18, 2022 – 1pm
  • Sunday, Dec 18, 2022 – 4pm

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call OKC Ballet at (405) 848-8637.

Oklahoma City Ballet is excited to announce its first ever sensory-friendly performance of the magical family tradition, The Nutcracker! Sensory-friendly performances are for children and adults with sensory sensitivities or for anyone who may benefit from being in a more relaxed environment. This sensory-friendly performance will be offered at a special discounted price. This performance will be Thursday, December 15 at 6pm.

Accommodations for the sensory-friendly performance include:

  • Adjusted lighting and sound
  • Lower sound levels throughout the performance
  • A reduction of strobe lighting and lighting focused on the audience
  • House lights will remain on (at a low level) in the theatre auditorium during the performance
  • No live orchestra
  • No pyrotechnics

Relaxed theater rules:

  • Guests are free to talk, leave their seats, and move freely during the performance
  • We will offer a designated safe/quiet area within the lobby with fidgets and ear plugs available
  • Allowed use of iPads and other electronics for therapeutic uses

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