The Colorado Ballet presents

Their Holiday Classic 

The Nutcracker

November 23 – December 24, 2018

Colorado Ballet will present its 58th annual production of The Nutcracker with 27 performances, November 24 through December 24 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, with live music featuring the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

“Even after 57 seasons, Colorado Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker remains one of Denver’s favorite holiday traditions,” states Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs. “We invite families and friends to make lifelong memories by attending this timeless ballet—showcasing our exceptional dancers performing to Tchaikovsky’s beloved music. We strive to make each performance more magical than the last, and audiences can’t get enough of this classic. With a story that sparks the imagination of audiences young and old, The Nutcracker will whisk you away to distant lands with its whimsical battles, hypnotizing snow flurries and celebratory sets and costumes.”

The popularity of The Nutcracker continues to grow, and this season Colorado Ballet will increase the number of offerings to 27 performances from Thanksgiving weekend to Christmas Eve. Many performances sell out before opening night, so patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to secure the best available seats and avoid disappointment.


Sat, Nov. 24 – 1:00pm

Sat, Nov. 24 – 6:30pm

Sun, Nov. 25 – 1:00pm

Sat, Dec. 1 – 1:00pm

Sun, Dec. 2 – 1:00pm

Sun, Dec. 2 – 6:30pm

Thu, Dec. 6 – 7:30pm

Fri, Dec. 7 – 7:30pm

Sat, Dec. 8 – 1:00pm

Sat, Dec. 8 – 6:30pm

Sun, Dec. 9 – 1:00pm

Sun, Dec. 9 – 6:30pm

Thu, Dec. 13 – 7:30pm

Fri, Dec. 14 – 7:30pm

Sat, Dec. 15 – 1:00pm

Sat, Dec. 15 – 6:30pm

Sun, Dec. 16 – 1:00pm*

Sun, Dec. 16 – 6:30pm

Wed, Dec. 19 – 6:30pm

Thu, Dec. 20 – 6:30pm

Fri, Dec. 21 – 1:00pm

Fri, Dec. 21 – 6:30pm

Sat, Dec. 22 – 1:00pm

Sat, Dec. 22 – 6:30pm

Sun, Dec. 23 – 1:00pm

Sun, Dec. 23 – 6:30pm

Mon, Dec. 24 – 1:00pm

(*) Audio Described Performance


Tickets range from $30 to $155. Visit COLORADOBALLET.ORG or call Patron Services at 303-837-8888 ext. 2 to purchase tickets.

To continue to reduce the number of ticket resellers, please purchase directly through Colorado Ballet via the website or phone number listed above. Tickets purchased through resellers may not be valid.


Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker is presented by Anadarko, and supported by Colorado State University, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Colorado Ballet Auxiliary and Pura Vida.


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Presenting exceptional classical ballet and innovative contemporary dance through performances, training, education and community engagement, Colorado Ballet continues to inspire and grow an increasingly diverse audience base in Denver, Colorado. As a world-class professional company, Colorado Ballet presents more than 55 performances annually to sold-out audiences in the 2,000 seat Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Company’s 33 professional dancers and 22 studio company dancers come from all over the world. In 2014, Colorado Ballet moved into its new home, The Armstrong Center for Dance, a 35,000 square foot building that boasts eight state-of-the-art professional dance studios and amenities for the professional Company.

Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 58 years of presenting classical ballet and superior dance. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet performs classical ballet masterpieces, full-length story ballets and its critically-acclaimed repertory production Ballet MasterWorks, featuring varied works from neoclassical ballets to world premieres.

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy serves over 1,200 students from toddlers to seniors each year and has doubled in size since 2014. Colorado Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement programming serves under-resourced students, teachers, families, people with disabilities and lifelong learners, reaching more than 35,000 contacts in 300 schools and organizations annually.

Colorado Ballet enhances the cultural life of Colorado through performances of the professional company, training at the Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy and Education & Community Engagement programming. For more information please visit COLORADOBALLET.ORG.


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