The Nutcracker 2017

PVB begins its season each winter with The Nutcracker

This treasured community event includes over 250 dancers from towns throughout Western Massachusetts, performing parts ranging from enchanting snowflakes to the tiniest reindeer. They dance alongside pre-professional students and guest artists from Boston, New York, and the Carolina Ballet.

Join Clara as she battles the Rat King to save the Nutcracker Prince, and then travel to the enchanted Snow Forest and beautiful Kingdom of Sweets.

2017 Nutcracker Performance Schedule

Performances at the Academy of Music Theatre

274 Main Street, Northampton | | Box Office: 413-584-9032 ext. 105


Friday December 8th at 4:00pm

Sensory and Family Safe Presentation

General admission tickets: $20 for all seats (box office fees apply)

This newly created performance has lighting and sound accommodations for reduced sensory experiences. A narrator will assist the audience at the start of the performance. This show will run approximately 1 hour without an intermission.


Friday December 8th at 7:00pm

Celebration Performance

$50 Orchestra and Loge, $35 Upper Balcony (box office fees apply)

Join us for a full evening of entertainment. Arrive at 6:30 for a vocal holiday treat, followed by our full-length production of The Nutcracker.  At intermission, enjoy live music and the chance to meet a guest artist or two. Celebrate The Nutcracker with a complimentary glass of champagne.


Saturday December 9th and Sunday December 10th

Seats range from $20-$45 based on ticket type and seating section (box office fees apply)

Full-length shows at 1pm and 4:30pm on both days

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