The Nutcracker

Young Clara will once again invite us inside her imagination with The Nutcracker, a beloved tradition since its premiere in 1892. There are epic battles, beautiful dances, incredible displays of heartwarming joy and the inescapable feeling that you have witnessed a holiday classic that has made audiences smile for generations.

North Pointe Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is an imaginative staging unlike you’ve ever seen before. The holiday classic is brought to life through use of integrated live narration that guides the audience through the story and enchants all ages with thrilling theatrical elements and colorful larger-than-life sets and costumes.

We returned to the theater in 2021 with an updated production that better reflects our organizational values of diversity, equity, and inclusion!

*See below for information about our student matinee.

  • Showtimes

    Lorain Palace Theatre – Dec. 2-4

    Berea Encore Performances – Dec. 10-11

  • Locations

    Lorain County– Lorain Palace Theatre

    Cuyahoga County – Berea Midpark Middle School Auditorium

  • Ticket Prices

    To Be Announced

  • Cast List

    To Be Announced

North Pointe Ballet recently held a virtual town hall to discuss the recent cultural audit that NPB staff participated in addressing necessary updates that better reflect NPB’s values of inclusivity. Cultural appropriations and the audit process were discussed, as well as updated processes for youth cast auditions, casting, and rehearsals.

The Nutcracker Field Trip

North Pointe Ballet makes classical ballet accessible to everyone by providing this field trip opportunity annually at a low cost to students. The Nutcracker is a holiday classic brought to life through professional ballet dancers, live-narration, and special theatrical effects. Teachers are provided with downloadable resources related to content-standards. Students will have the opportunity for a Q and A session with the cast and crew to learn about the “magic” created during the performance and what it is like to put on a full-scale professional ballet production.

  • When: Friday, December 2, 2022
  • Run time: 10:30am until 12:15pm
  • Capacity: Up to 1,000 K-8 students
  • Tickets: $5 per student, includes one free chaperone per 10 students; a minimum of 6 individuals per party.
  • Contact for more information.

Lorain County Performances


Lorain Palace Theatre

617 Broadway Ave.

Lorain, OH


Friday, December 2nd – 7:00PM

Saturday, December 3rd – 2:00PM (Sensory Friendly Performance)

Saturday, December 3rd – 7:00PM

Sunday, December 4th – 2:00PM


  • Senior, Military, & First Responder discount of $2 available at any ticket level.
  • Children ages 2 and under, seated on a lap, may attend for free.
  • All ticket purchases subject to Lorain Palace Theatre Historic Restoration fee.

Cuyahoga County Encore Performances


Berea Midpark Middle School Auditorium

7000 Paula Drive

Middleburg Heights, OH 44130


Saturday, December 10th – 7:00PM

Sunday, December 11th – 2:00PM (Sensory Friendly Performance)


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