‘Twas the Night Before Nutcracker

Concert Information

Performance dates
Halifax Dance and Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Symphony Nova Scotia
On the program

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (excerpts)

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‘Twas the night before Nutcracker, and all through the house
Magic was stirring, with a tale of a mouse…

In partnership with Halifax Dance and Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Symphony Nova Scotia presents an all-new online “Nutcracker in a Nutshell” this December! Join Clara and her friends as they celebrate Christmas Eve with their favourite tale – and fall into a delightful storybook adventure of magic, danger, and friendship. Featuring festive puppets, a condensed cast of characters, and an intimate ensemble of live musicians playing beautifully rescored excerpts of Tchaikovsky’s beloved music, this tale of holiday wonder is a chance to experience The Nutcracker for the first time, all over again.

Celebrating 30 years of Nutcracker in Halifax!

Three decades after its hugely successful launch in 1991, Halifax’s Nutcracker was set to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for a more condensed production, we’re postponing our 30th anniversary celebrations to 2021. We hope to see you next December at our home in the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium for an exciting updated experience, including new costumes, brightened sets, and more!


Ticket info

“Nutcracker in a Nutshell” is an online experience. Check back here soon for more details on when and how to watch!