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 it before. The holiday classic is brought to life through use of integrated live narration that guides those new to ballet through the story and enchants lifelong fans with thrilling theatrical elements and colorful larger-than-life sets and costumes.

  • Lorain County Performance Dates

    Dec 4 • 7:00 PM
    Dec 5 • 7:00 PM
    Dec 6 • 2:00 PM

  • Cuyahoga County Performance Dates

    Dec 18 • 7:00 PM
    Dec 19 • 7:00 PM
    Dec 20 • 2:00 PM

  • Ticket Prices

    Orchestra • $24
    Mezzanine • $22
    Gallery • $20

  • Sensory-Friendly Performances

    Lorain: Dec 5 • 2:00 PM
    Cuyahoga: Dec 19 • 2:00 PM

  • Student Matinée

    Lorain: Dec 4 • 10:30 AM

Lorain County Showtimes

Standard Performances
Friday, December 4 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 5 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 PM

Sensory-Friendly Performance
Saturday, December 5 at 2:00 PM

Student Matinée
Friday, December 4 at 10:30 AM


Lorain Palace Theater
617 Broadway Avenue
Lorain, OH 44052

Cuyahoga County Showtimes

Standard Performances
Friday, December 18 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 19 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 20 at 2:00 PM

Sensory-Friendly Performance
Saturday, December 19 at 2:00 PM


Magnificat High School Center for the Performing Arts
20770 Hilliard Boulevard
Rocky River, OH 44116



Tickets for North Pointe Ballet’s 2020 productions of The Nutcracker are not yet on sale. Please check back!

Senior citizens, military personnel, and first responders receive $2 off each ticket. Groups 10 or more receive $3 off per ticket. Contact the Box Office via email or at () for discounted tickets.

Sensory-Friendly Performances

Lorain County
Saturday, December 5 at 2:00 PM

Cuyahoga County
Saturday, December 19 at 2:00 PM

NPB is committed to increasing access and inclusion for our community’s children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and other sensory, social, and cognitive disabilities.

To provide a supportive and welcoming environment for children and families, dedicated Sensory Friendly performances include:

  • Reduction of loud or jarring sounds
  • Reductions in flashing or strobe lights
  • Modification of the house lights during the performance
  • Accommodated house rules: audience members are free to talk or move during the show
  • Extra staff and volunteer support.
  • Designated “Take a Break Space” in the theater where children can play and families can still enjoy the performance

Audience members are welcome to bring their own manipulatives, seat cushions, comfort objects, and extra support items to the show. Families may select their own seats that works best for their situation


Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door.
For more information, please email us.

Student Matinée Performance

Lorain County
Friday, December 4 at 10:30 AM

This special performance will be a condensed version of Tchaikovsky’s full-length ballet, The Nutcracker, and include a post-performance Q & A with the professional dancers and choreographer. Plus, schools that book by November 1 will receive a study-guide packet to help educate their students on ballet, dance history, and characters and plot of the story.


Tickets are only $5 for groups of 10 or more.
Please email us to reserve your tickets.

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