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.

When we welcome our patrons back to the theater it will be with an updated production that will better reflect our organizational values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

*See below for information about our student matinee.

  • Showtimes

    Lorain Palace Theatre
    December 3–5
    Complete showtimes below.

    Near West Theatre
    December 17 and 19
    Complete showtimes below.

  • Locations

    Lorain Palace Theatre
    617 Broadway Ave
    Lorain, OH

    Near West Theatre
    6702 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH

  • Ticket Prices

    Lorain Palace Theatre – On Sale October 15. Details below.

    Near West Theatre – On Sale October 15. Details below.

The performance venues in which NPB performs require that performers and audience members comply with the Covid protocols and mask mandates established by the theater. Both The Lorain Palace Theatre and Near West Theatre comply with local health authority mandates. However, each venue may have its own set of guidelines, over which NPB does not have control. Audience members must comply with the venue requirements. Questions on venue requirements should be directed to the venue directly.

All NPB performers, volunteers, and staff members will also comply with its internal procedures that are consistently re-evaluated with emerging data with the help of a medical advisor.

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.

December 3, 2021
10:30 AM–12:15 PM
Up to 1,000 K–8 students

Tickets are $5 per student. Includes one free chaperone per 10 students.

Contact leanna@northpointeballet.org for more information.

Lorain County Performances

Location

Lorain Palace Theatre
617 Broadway Ave
Lorain, OH

Showtimes

Friday, December 3 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 4 at 2:00 PM (Sensory-Friendly Performance)
Saturday, December 4 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 5 at 2:00 PM

Tickets

  • 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 Performances

Location

Near West Theatre
6702 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH

Showtimes

Abridged production: Approximate run time 60 minutes.

Friday, December 17 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 19 at 2:00 PM (Sensory-Friendly Performance)

Tickets

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