The Nutcracker

by the OKC Ballet

Dec 8 – 10, Dec 15 – 17, 2023

Civic Center Music Hall

2024 information coming soon.

Audiences will not want to miss Oklahoma City Ballet’s traditional version of The Nutcracker with choreography by 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 during the holiday season. The Nutcracker will include students from the OKC Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School, plus live music from Canterbury Youth Voices and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

A sensory-friendly performance of The Nutcracker will take place on Monday, December 18, in partnership with AutismOklahoma. Click here for more information.

Show dates & times:

  • Friday, Dec 8 – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 9 – 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 9 – 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Dec 10 – 1:00pm
  • Sunday, Dec 10 – 5:00pm
  • Friday, Dec 15 – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 16 – 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 16 – 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Dec 17 – 1:00pm
  • Sunday, Dec 17 – 5:00pm
  • Monday, Dec 18 – 6:00pm (sensory-friendly performance)

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

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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