12 Best Places to See the Nutcracker Around Washington, D.C.

by McEnearney on December 7, 2018

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The Nutcracker is a Christmas classic and many include the ballet as part of their holiday traditions. There is a wide range of theaters to enjoy Tchaikovsky’s music and see the talented dancers perform. Take the whole family to marvel over Clara’s Christmas fantasy when the wooden toy soldier comes alive and taker her on a magical holiday adventure!

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Washington, D.C. 

Warner Theatre 513 13th Street NW, Washington, D.C. | 202.783.4000
The Nutcracker
Presented by: 
The Washington Ballet
When: Nov 29th – Dec 28th
Cost: $32-125 | Tickets

The Kennedy Center 2700 F St NW, Washington, D.C. | 202.467.4600
The Nutcracker
Presented by: 
Ballet West
When: Dec 5th – 9th
Cost: $79-235 | Tickets



Glen Echo Park
 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD | 301.634.2222
The Nutcracker and Tiny-tots Nutcracker Fantasy
Presented by: The Puppet Co.
When: Nov 23th – Dec 30th
Cost: $12 | Tickets

Scott Fitzgerald Theatre 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD | 240.314.8690
Presented by: Rockville Civic Ballet
When: Dec 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th
Cost: $13-17 | Tickets

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St, Rockville, MD | 301.279.5301

Olney Theatre Center 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD | 301.924.3400
The Nutcracker
Presented by: 
Olney Ballet Theatre
When: Dec 7th -Dec 24th
Cost: $27-42 | Tickets

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD
Presented by: Maryland Youth Ballet
Dec 8th & 9th
 $18-25 | Tickets

Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Ln, Rockville, MD | 301.581.5100

Meyerhoff Theater 1212 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD | 410.339.7070
Cirque Nutcracker
Presented by: 
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Dec 14th-16th
Cost: $35-90 | Tickets



Hylton Performing Arts Center Manassas, VA
The Nutcracker
Presented by: 
Manassas Ballet Theatre
When: Dec 13th – 23rd
Cost: $35-75 | Tickets

GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall 4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax, VA  | 703.993.2787
The Nutcracker
Presented by: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and The Fairfax Ballet
When: Dec 16th
Cost: $49-89 | Tickets

Ernst Community Cultural Center 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA | 703.323.3159
The Nutcracker
Presented by: Virginia Ballet Company
When: Dec 27th – 29th
Cost: $20-30 | Tickets



Find more festive fun on our website: Holiday and Winter Activities

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