Nutcracker in Tucson - 2020

This way to the Land of Sweets!

If seeing THE NUTCRACKER is part of your family’s Christmas tradition, you have several different options in Tucson this year.

See below for dates, times, and tickets prices.

Performances are listed alphabetically by company name.

Ballet Rincon’s "The Nutcracker"

Ballet Rincon's Nutcracker

MESSAGE FROM BALLET RINCON: "This season will not see Ballet Rincon’s production of The Nutcracker, however we continue to monitor current mandates and recommendations and await new instructions and information so that we may develop plans and a new performance timeline future theatre performances."

Ballet Tucson’s "The Nutcracker"

Ballet Tucson Holiday Pop Up | Nutcracker in Tucson - 2020

Ballet Tucson, Tucson’s resident professional ballet company, will offer three pop-up holiday performances in 2020 - one at Reid Park Zoo (Dec 5), one at Tucson Botanical Gardens (Dec 12), and one at St. Philip's Plaza (Dec 20).

Dec 5, 2020 (6:30pm and 8:00pm) – This enchanting event will feature Ballet Tucson 2 (Tucson’s premier youth ballet) performing festive new choreography to celebrate the season. You will also be treated to a magical appearance by Ballet Tucson Prima Ballerina Jenna Johnson, who will perform the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from Ballet Tucson's treasured production of The Nutcracker.

Dec 20, 2020 (11:00am and 12:00pm) – Tucson’s most iconic weekly open-air market welcomes Ballet Tucson for their final holiday market of the season! This wonderful event features Ballet Tucson 2 (Tucson’s premier youth ballet) performing enchanting and festive new choreography. You will also be treated to a magical appearance by Ballet Tucson Prima Ballerina Jenna Johnson, who will perform the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from their treasured production of The Nutcracker.

  • LOCATION: Two Locations - Reid Park Zoo and St. Philip's Plaza
  • DATE(S): Saturday, December 5 – Sunday, December 20
  • TIME: See above
  • TICKETS: The performances are free - the only cost is the regular entry price for the venue.

Moscow Ballet’s "Great Russian Nutcracker" - VIRTUAL FOR 2020!

MESSAGE FROM THE MOSCOW BALLET: "This year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is streaming in Tucson, directly to your living room! In a regular year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is performed at Centennial Hall." BUY TICKETS.

Tucson Regional Ballet’s "A Southwest Nutcracker" - CANCELED!

Tucson Regional Ballet A Southwest Nutcracker
Photo Credit: Guy Atchley

MESSAGE FROM TUCSON REGIONAL BALLET: "We regret to announce that there will be no public performances of A Southwest Nutcracker in 2020. We are disappointed not to be able to share this Tucson tradition with you this year, but we will look forward to seeing you in 2021! Please stay well and keep dancing! Please check in shortly for an update on our Spring Spectacular!"


See below for a calendar listing of Nutcracker performances in Tucson, in order by date.





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