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. Check back for links and additional information!

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

Did you know that Ballet Midwest sponsors a free performance for area fourth-grade students, retirement communities, and a few other area agencies? For more information, contact our School Benefit Coordinator at benefit@balletmidwest.net.

Ticket Information

Ticket prices for the 2023-24 season 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). 

TICKETS will be available for purchase at Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance during select times on weekends beginning in November or can be purchased through cast members up until December 3. Tickets can also be purchased at the Topeka Performing Arts Center Box Office (check their hours HERE) or online through Ticketmaster (links to be posted soon). If you wish to avoid surcharges, visit the TPAC box office, Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance (ticket sales hours will be posted below) or purchase through a dancer.

***PLEASE NOTE: Family Packs are only available for purchase through dancers or the TPAC Box Office.

Tickets may be purchased at Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance during the times listed below:

Hours to come. Ticket sales at the studio will begin some time in November!

Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance is located at 4300 Huntoon in Topeka.

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.