Nutcracker 2020

Nutcracker 2020

December 11 - 31, 2020

Bring the magic of The Nutcracker home!

For the first time in history, we’re releasing a recording of our beloved production of The Nutcracker. From Nutcracker gift boxes to ‘Behind the Curtain’ videos to visits from characters from the Kingdom of Sweets, we’ve crafted a selection of virtual packages and exclusive experiences that will allow you to bring the magic of The Nutcracker home this holiday season!

If you’re looking for the perfect gift, we invite you to choose from the options below and help others create new memories this December. Your purchase confirmation email will include a link to a Nutcracker gift page we’ve  created that includes a gift certificate you can either print or email to the gift recipient.

Check out our MyLIVE Virtual Theatre website at and this How to Guide with tips on the best browsers to use to stream the video and how to watch the video on your TV.

Tickets to The Nutcracker: Bring the Magic Home are no longer on sale. Please use the chat function on our MyLIVE Virtual Theatre website or call our Nutcracker hotline at 804.344.0906 x161 with any questions regarding streaming the performance. Happy Holidays!


The Nutcracker – $25


See why The New York Times called our production one of the country’s “most perfect.” Watch a recording of a previous performance of The Nutcracker as many times as you’d like from the comfort of home through December 31st! Get all dolled up in your holiday finest or put on your coziest pajamas and join Clara on her journey from beneath the branches of an enchanted Christmas tree through a winter white forest to the Kingdom of Sweets.

Purchase by 12/10 and be able to watch from 12/11 – 12/31
Purchase 12/11- 12/17 and be able to watch from 12/18 – 12/31
Purchase 12/18-12/22 and be able to watch beginning no later than 5pm the day following your purchase through 12/31


The Nutcracker with Bonus Features – $40


In addition to receiving The Nutcracker performance, get access to our ‘Behind the Curtain’ bonus videos featuring dancer interviews, tales and traditions from backstage, and more.


Family Package* – $125


*includes The Nutcracker with Bonus Features

For the young and young at heart, receive a Nutcracker gift box including decorate-your-own cookies from Melissa’s Simply Sweet, a Nutcracker craft activity, a special gift from our Nutcracker Boutique and other surprises. All gift boxes must be picked up curbside from the Richmond Ballet building on either Saturday, December 12th from 11am-3pm or Thursday, December 17th from 2pm-6pm. Your pick-up will be highlighted by the chance to see some of our dancers in their Nutcracker party outfits and everyone’s favorite Russian Bear.


Premier Family Package * – $250


*includes The Nutcracker with Bonus Features

Make this holiday season extra special by sending a personalized video message from one of our dancers (in costume) to a loved one! The magic will come from a beloved Nutcracker character who will speak directly to you or your gift recipient. This package includes everything from the Family Package plus a personalized video message and an autographed pointe shoe. This package must be purchased by December 1st; quantities are limited. Upon purchase, a member of our team will reach out via email to obtain all the details needed for the personalized message.



To purchase either of the experiences below, please call 804.344.0906 x247.


Join us for the Magic * – $500


*includes The Nutcracker with Bonus Features and a Nutcracker gift box

Are you looking for that special occasion to dress up in your holiday best and enjoy a safe and socially-distanced theatre experience? On Sunday, December 13th at 1:00pm or 4:30pm at our Studio Theatre in downtown Richmond, you and up to three guests will be greeted by characters from The Nutcracker before watching the second act of our pre-recorded Nutcracker performance on our beautiful big screen in our Studio Theatre. The second act includes so many favorites like the Arabian Snake and Charmer, the Russian Bear, the Chinese Dragon and the adorable lambs. After the screening, a special surprise live performance will cap off the holiday fun. Your group will receive a Family Package Nutcracker gift box upon leaving the theatre to take more of the magic home with you!


Character Visit to Your Home* – $1,000


*includes The Nutcracker with Bonus Features and a Nutcracker gift box

This holiday season, a once in a lifetime opportunity awaits! Journeying all the way from the Kingdom of Sweets, choose from the Russian Bear, Sugar Plum Fairy or Snow Queen to make a special visit to your home. This never before experience will include a socially-distanced visit and photo opportunity (masks required) outside of your home. You’ll also receive a Family Package Nutcracker gift box and a personally autographed, framed photo from one of their exquisite performances. There is no way to be closer to the magic of The Nutcracker this season! This package is available Saturday, December 12th and Saturday, December 19th at homes within 30 miles from downtown Richmond. Limited visits available – call early for best selection.

Must Purchase by 12/10 for the 12/12 Character Visits
Must purchase by 12/17 for the 12/19 Character Visits

The Nutcracker is presented by:

With Additional Support From:

Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management, LLC

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Dec 18, 2020 12:00 am

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