• Dec 20 - 22 , 2013
  • PPAC
  • $23-$85
  • Please call Paul Hiatt at (401) 574-3162 or email


The Nutcracker

Experience the timeless magic of the holiday season’s most treasured tradition. Festival Ballet Providence’s production of The Nutcracker is a spectacle of artistry and theater, a Rhode Island classic!

On Christmas Eve, a young girl named Clara receives a gift from her mysterious uncle, Herr Drosselmeyer. After falling asleep with the toy cradled in her arms, clara is startled awake by a group of terrifying mice, who are the same size as she is! An exciting battle ensues between the gang of mice and an army of larger-than-life toy soldiers led by The Nutcracker, who has grown and come to life. The battle ends with a sword fight between the Mouse Queen and The Nutcracker, who ultimately wins the fight. He takes Clara on an adventure through a forest filled with snowflakes that float and dance through the air. Then, they arrive at the Kingdom of Sweets, led by the Sugar Plum Fairy herself, who invites the entire kingdom to dance for their special guest.

Don’t miss the timeless beauty and exciting drama of The Nutcracker.

Run time: The show has an approximate running time of 2 hours including an intermission

The Providence Performing Arts Center is your only OFFICIAL TICKETING SOURCE for tickets to PPAC.  If you or your friends end up purchasing tickets from another source, you will 1) likely pay too much for your tickets, 2) possibly not have valid tickets, and 3) not be able to get help from the box office if you have any trouble because PPAC will not have record of your transaction.

Tickets are available for purchase online, by phone at (401) 421-2787 , or at the PPAC Box Office located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence.

Regular Box Office Hours are now in effect and are Monday – Friday from 10A-5P; Saturday 10A-2P and through curtain time(s) on show days

To ensure the enjoyment of all patrons, children under the age of six are not permitted to attend performances unless it is designated as a family show. Please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) to see which shows are appropriate for younger children. All persons regardless of age are required to have a ticket for family shows.

Ticket pricing subject to change without notice.

Event Showings

  • December 20, 2013
    8:00 PM
  • December 21, 2013
    2:00 PM
  • December 21, 2013
    7:00 PM
  • December 22, 2013
    1:30 PM


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