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The Nutcracker


Playhouse, QPAC

Playhouse, QPAC

#A sprinkling of Christmas magic for the whole family.


Celebrate the most magical and popular of holiday traditions with us as Queensland Ballet presents The Nutcracker.

The festive favourite returns for its eleventh year to captivate Queensland audiences once again with a dazzling winter wonderland where anything is possible. Fireplaces crackle, snowflakes flutter, and enchanted toys come alive to frolic and play to delight families of all ages this Christmas season.

It’s Christmas Eve and when the clock strikes twelve, nothing is as it seems! Follow Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they journey across a Lemonade Sea to the Kingdom of Sweets, for a midnight rendezvous of delectable delights and mesmerizing entertainment. Featuring all the character favourites: the Sugar Plum Fairy, the King Rat, Drosselmeyer, and more, this is ballet magic at its best.

Steeped in history, the original Russian classic version of The Nutcracker was first presented in 1892. Queensland Ballet’s production was choreographed by renowned choreographer Ben Stevenson OBE in 1976, and premièred for Brisbane audiences in 2013 – Artistic Director Li Cunxin’s inaugural year with the Company.

Share in our magic this Christmas as we present our most cherished annual tradition for the whole family.


Presenting Partner - Sealy of Australia

Matinee performances on 3, 6, 8, 14 and 15 December are performed to recorded music. Recording by Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Voices of Birralee, conducted by Nigel Gaynor.

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Price

Premium Reserve - single ticket prices
Tuesday-Thursday
Adult$128
Concession$108
30 years & under$102
Child$77
Family$286
Friday-Sunday
Adult$153
Concession$130
30 years & under$115
Child$92
Family$343
Groups
Groups of 5 or more from$108
School groups$35
Matinee performances on 3, 6, 8, 14 and 15 December are performed to recorded music.

Season Tickets

Buy a Season Ticket Package and save up to 20% off Premium single ticket prices.


Fees

$7.20 transaction fee applies per booking, plus an additional $1.10 for postal delivery of tickets.

Venue
Playhouse, QPAC 

QPAC,
Russell St, South Brisbane,
Brisbane QLD 4101


Accessibility
Relaxed Performance

Duration

Approximately two hours, including a 20-minute interval.

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  • Q&A
  • Relaxed
  • Recorded Music
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Thomas Boyd

Set Designer

Nigel Gaynor

Nigel Gaynor

Conductor

Cameron Goerg

Cameron Goerg

Lighting Revival Designer

Desmond Heeley

Desmond Heeley

Costume Designer

Noelene Hill

Noelene Hill

Associate Costume Designer

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Music

Ben Stevenson OBE

Ben Stevenson OBE

Choreographer

David Walters

David Walters

Lighting Designer

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Music



Group bookings

QPAC offers a dedicated groups sales team for schools and group bookings via the QPAC website. Alternatively you can call the QPAC team on 07 3840 7466 or email groups@qpac.com.au.

Pre-Performance Workshops

Create lasting memories and dance with Queensland Ballet Teaching Artists. These pre-performance workshops for children explore characters, storytelling and ballet moves from the production.

Post show Q&A

Post show Q&A panel discussion with creatives and dancers. Held on Saturday 9 December 2023 after the 1.30pm show. This session will be AUSLAN interpreted.

Relaxed performance

Friday 15 December 2023 1.30pm

Relaxed performances have relaxed theatre rules to accommodate for all audience members, including autism spectrum disorder and other sensory needs as well as young families.

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#Season Ticket Package

Tuesday-Thursday


Grande

Adult $102
Concession¹ $87
30 years & under² $82
Child³ $61

Petite

Adult $108
Concession¹ $92
30 years & under² $87
Child³ $65

Friday-Sunday


Grande

Adult $122
Concession¹ $104
30 years & under² $92
Child³ $73

Petite

Adult $130
Concession¹ $111
30 years & under² $98
Child³ $78

#Full ticket details

Tuesday-Thursday

Prima

$150

Premium

Adult $128
Concession¹ $108
30 years & under² $102
Child³ $77
Family⁴ $286

A-Reserve

Adult $108
Concession¹ $92
30 years & under² $87
Child³ $65
Family⁴ $243

Groups

Premium $108
A Reserve $92
Each group of 5 receives the sixth ticket free.

Friday-Sunday

Prima

$180

Premium

Adult $153
Concession¹ $130
30 years & under² $115
Child³ $92
Family⁴ $343

A-Reserve

Adult $130
Concession¹ $111
30 years & under² $98
Child³ $78
Family⁴ $291

Groups

Premium $130
A Reserve $111
Each group of 5 receives the sixth ticket free.


¹Full Pensioners, QLD Government Seniors Card, Industry (MEAA) Members, Full-time students over 30, Unemployed. National Seniors Card not applicable

²Aged 30 years old and under at the time of booking, ID required

³Aged 13 years old and under at the time of booking – children aged 18 months and over must hold a ticket

⁴2 Adults and 2 Children

Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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