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, professional dancers, 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.

*See below for information about our student matinee.

Congratulations to the cast!

Lorain County Performances

December 1–3, 2023
Approximate Run Time: 2 hours (includes 15-minute intermission)


Lorain Palace Theatre
617 Broadway Ave.
Lorain, OH


Friday, December 1st
7:00 PM

Saturday, December 2nd
2:00 PM (Sensory Friendly Performance) & 7:00 PM

Sunday, December 3rd
2:00 PM


  • Orchestra
  • Mezzanine
  • Gallery
  • Children ages 2 and under, seated on a lap, may attend without a ticket.
  • All ticket purchases subject to Lorain Palace Theatre Historic Restoration fee of $4.

Questions about tickets can be directed to the Lorain Palace Theatre box office at 440-245-2323.

Cuyahoga County Performances – SOLD OUT

December 16-17, 2023
Approximate Run Time: 2 hours (includes 15-minute intermission)


Berea-Midpark High School Performing Arts Center
165 E Bagley Road
Berea, OH


Saturday, December 16th
7:00 PM

Sunday, December 17th
2:00 PM (Sensory Friendly Performance)


  • Children ages 2 and under, seated on a lap, may attend without a ticket.

Questions about tickets can be directed to North Pointe Ballet’s office at 440-973-4830 or [email protected].

Questions about the Encore Performances? Your answer may be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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

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: December 1, 2023
  • 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 [email protected] for more information.

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