The Nutcracker 2022

We begin our season each winter with The Nutcracker.

PVB’s pre-professional dancers 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 ballet in Massachusetts.

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.

Nutcracker Performance Schedule

December 9-11, 2022

Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton

Friday, December 9th at 4:00pm* and 6:30pm*
Saturday, December 10th at 1:00pm and 4:30pm
Sunday, December 11th at 1:00pm and 4:30pm

This year’s performances will run approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with one intermission.  The beloved holiday classic is suitable for all ages. 

* Friday, December 9 at 4:00pm is the Sensory/Family Friendly Performance

*Friday, December 9 at 6:30pm is PVB’s 50th Year Celebration Performance

Tickets Available at the Academy of Music Box Office

We are participating in Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture Program! We are offering 10 balcony seats at a discounted price of $10 to any patrons with a valid EBT, WIC, or ConnectorCare card. To purchase these tickets, please visit or call the box office Tuesday through Friday between 3:00pm and 6:00pm. 50th Anniversary Show does not qualify for discount. Limit 4 tickets per cardholder per show. Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis.

See the full list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.