The Nutcracker

Fri. December 2, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Sat. December 3, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Sun. December 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Thu. December 8, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Fri. December 9, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Sat. December 10, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Sat. December 10, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Sun. December 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Sun. December 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm

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Mélanie Léonard, conductor
Halifax Dance
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Symphony Nova Scotia
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P.I. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

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Please note: performances on Dec. 2 at 7:30 pm & Dec. 3, 4, 10 & 11 at 2 pm are sold out!

Symphony Nova Scotia’s The Nutcracker is Halifax’s favourite holiday tradition, and it’s finally back for its 30th anniversary season! When a young girl’s toy comes to life, she’s whisked away to an enchanted world where she meets magical creatures, colourful new friends, and the ferocious Mouse Queen. Complete with larger-than-life puppets, spirited dancing, and Tchaikovsky’s iconic, hauntingly beautiful music, this tale of magic and wonder is “a much-loved interpretation” (CBC) and a delightful holiday adventure for all ages.


Want to learn more about The Nutcracker? Watch our preview video below, or click here to check out some fun Nutcracker stories and activities!

Ticket info

Single tickets are on sale now! You can also save up to 30%, reserve the best seats in the house, and enjoy a great set of benefits with a ticket package. Click here to learn more about ticket packages or call the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office at 902.494.3820 to book your tickets today.


Here are a couple handy tips when booking tickets on the Dalhousie Box Office website:

  • You’ll be asked to log in to book your tickets. If you’re not sure you have an account, click “Forgot your password?”
  • You’ll need to agree to the Terms and Conditions, including Dalhousie Arts Centre COVID-19 policies, before checking out.
  • You’ll need to choose a Delivery Method:
    • If you choose “Hold at Box Office”, you’ll need to pick up your tickets when you arrive, up to 1 hour before the concert. We recommend this for easy exchanges throughout the season!
    • If you choose “Mail”, your tickets will mailed to you
    • If you choose “Print at Home”, your tickets will be included with your confirmation email as a PDF attachment.
  • You will receive an email confirmation from [email protected]

If you have questions about your account or about ordering tickets online, please contact the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office in person or by phone at 902.494.3820, or by email at [email protected], Wednesday-Saturday, 12:00 pm-6:00 pm.