The Nutcracker 2023

We begin our season each winter with The Nutcracker.

PVB’s pre-professional dancers, professional guest artists, and community performers from across Western Massachusetts tell the classic tale of The Nutcracker in this treasured community event. Pioneer Valley Ballet has been performing this holiday classic for over 40 years, one of the longest-running performances of The Nutcracker ballet in Massachusetts.

The Nutcracker is based on the story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King written in 1816 by E.T.A. Hoffman. The ballet was first produced in 1892,  set to a beloved musical score by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. 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. The story of The Nutcracker is a holiday classic that has charmed audiences of all ages for decades.

The Nutcracker Prince pushes Clara in a light blue sleigh led by children dressed as white reindeer. Ballerinas representing snowflakes pose in the background.

Join us for our 44th Annual Production on December 8, 9, & 10, 2023

Tickets to our 44th annual production of The Nutcracker at the historic Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, MA are now on sale.

Visit the Academy of Music box office to reserve your seats today!