Experience the magic of Ballet Midwest’s Nutcracker, a Topeka holiday tradition since 1977!

Ballet Midwest’s Nutcracker is a holiday tradition for our family! The talent of these dancers is amazing!

For forty-seven years, Ballet Midwest has been entertaining audiences with the magical Nutcracker Ballet set to the unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky. Join Clara at a Christmas Eve party where she receives a gift that will soon take her on a fantastic journey. Feel the joy of a Christmas Eve party, marvel at the special effects and excitement as the Nutcracker battles the Mouse King, watch as the snow falls gently in the forest and marvel as the dancers entertain you in the Kingdom of Enchantment. You don’t want to miss this Topeka holiday tradition!

Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster or at the Topeka Performing Arts Center in October and at Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance in November. (See Ticket Information below.)

Performance Dates

Friday, December 8, 2023 at 7:30pm     

Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 1:30pm 

Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 7:30pm   

Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 1:30pm

Ticket Information

Tickets are sold for each individual performance. Seating is open, meaning you can choose your seat. Doors to the auditorium open 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Save money by purchasing tickets in advance through cast members or at Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance on weekends!

Ticket prices are $22 for adults, $20 for adults age 55 and older, $14 for children & youth (under 18), or $60 for a family pack of 4 tickets (2 adults, 2 students) when purchased at Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance or through a Nutcracker Cast Member. Tickets are on sale at Barbara’s Conservatory on Saturday & Sunday afternoons ONLY.  Studio and cast ticket sales start October 21 and run through December 3. (Tickets will NOT be sold at the studio the weekend of November 25-26.)

Saturday, October 28 2-5pm

Sunday, October 29 1-5pm

Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $22 for adults 55 and older and $16 for children & youth (17 and under) when purchased through the Topeka Performing Arts Center Box Office (check their hours HERE). Family Packs are not available for purchase through TPAC or Ticketmaster. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased the day of the show. If purchasing the day of the show, plan to arrive a little early to avoid longer lines.


Tickets are also available to purchase online through Ticketmaster, with additional surcharges.

Friday, December 8 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 9 at 1:30pm

Saturday, December 9 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 10 at 1:30pm

2023 Nutcracker Cast List

*Roles or dancers marked with an asterisk are double cast, meaning each dancer will perform at two of the four performances. Performance-specific casts will be released by November 1st.