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The Nutcracker at Pacific Northwest Ballet

Dec 05, 2016

Twirl in the holidays with the Pacific Northwest Ballet

Constantly bringing a new level of passion and dedication to the stage, the Pacific Northwest Ballet dances their way into our hearts with each holiday season. Since 1972, the PNB has continuously choreographed timeless shows that grow to be family favorites; pieces that transport audiences and become sources of childhood inspiration. The company of almost 50 dancers produces over 100 performances a year, and is further supported by their renowned live orchestra band.  One of the most highly regarded ballet companies in the United States, the PNB is proud to present a diverse group of dancers who are expressive and unique in physique and body shape.


This holiday season, join the Pacific Northwest Ballet for their annual production of The Nutcracker. Paired with George Balanchine’s classic choreography and Ian Falconer’s illustrated backdrops and vibrant costumes, The Nutcracker is a classic sure to wisk you right into the holiday spirit.  A night full of whimsical music and gracefully charismatic dances- the show leaves the audience longing for the next act.  On stage now through December 28th, The Nutcracker is a refreshing way to celebrate the “most wonderful time of the year”- and will likely become a family tradition!  Get tickets for this unforgettable show here.

A few fun “point”-ers:

  • Arrive early- the lobby opens two hours prior to the performance, and late arrivals are seated at the discretion of management.
  • The show lasts about two hours, with one intermission.
  • Booster seats are available for children five feet and under.
  • Get a closer view! Binoculars can be rented for just $5 a pair.


Audiences Delight:

“Sets and costumes are mesmerizing, and the quality of artistry is top-notch.  This is one of the country’s most well renowned Nutcracker performances.  Having been several times, I recommend floor seating at the Orchestra Circle.” –Carrie H., Yelp

“I’ve seen several productions by the PNB and each one is just as amazing as the last.  Matinee or evening, spring or summer or Nutcracker; the dancers, the orchestra, and the entire production are really one of Seattle’s best cultural assets.  Their productions really transcend all ages and backgrounds and are easily relatable to changing times and social concerns.” –Ryan B., Yelp

“The athletic ability in the performances is one to admire and appreciate. And the set designs and costumes are unique to this ballet only and can not be found any where else in the world. Tips: See the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, and Carmina Burana.  All of those are a must see  perfect for anyone.” – Gavin P., Yelp

Points of Interest

  • Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Space Needle
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Space Needle
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Pacific Science Center
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Seattle Monorail
  • Emerald City Trolley
  • Argosy Cruises
  • Children's Museum
  • Museum of Flight

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