Experience the joy of the holiday season and receive *50% off tickets! Tickets to The Nutcracker are on sale for 50% off. This limited-time sale offers tickets to the beloved holiday favorite at the lowest price all season. The Summer Sale applies to all available Nutcracker performances, between December 9-18, 2022. Certain restrictions apply, see *details below. The following dates will be available to enjoy 50% off!

Friday, December 9, 2022

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Friday, December 16, 2022

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Sunday, December 18, 2022

*The 50% off discount is available, beginning at 6 a.m. on Sunday, July 17, through Saturday, July 23 at 11:59 p.m., online-only using the Ticketmaster promo code: SIZZLE. The discount is valid on Price Levels 2 and 3 Orchestra only and cannot be combined with any other offer. The discount applies to new ticket purchases and cannot be applied to tickets purchased prior to 7/17/22. Quantities are limited. The offer does not apply to Clara’s Nutcracker Party tickets, taking place on Sunday, December 11, 2022.


    Use promo code SIZZLE before selecting your seats to access and purchase 50%-off tickets. Offer valid July 17-23, 2022 only. 

Photos by Scott Rasmussen


Get into the holiday spirit as Grand Rapids Ballet dancers grace the stage at DeVos Performance Hall for our annual production of The Nutcracker! Enjoy captivating choreography by Val Caniparoli before a magical and immersive set, imagined by Grand Rapidian Chris Van Allsburg, designed by world-famous Eugene Lee. Join the elegant Sugar Plum Fairy and her gallant Cavalier as they guide Clara through the Land of the Sweets. Along the way, meet menacing mice and brave soldiers in an epic Battle Scene, and join festive celebrations as Clara is mesmerized by a fantastic waltz with live accompaniment from the Grand Rapids Symphony to Tchaikovsky’s magical score.

Grand Rapids Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is sponsored by:


Grand Rapids Ballet is thrilled to host a one-of-a-kind holiday celebration, made just for kids! Clara’s Nutcracker Party, taking place Sunday, December 11, 2022, is a joyous event where your child can meet their favorite characters from Grand Rapids Ballet’s The Nutcracker in a fun and festive fantasy land! This incredible holiday experience includes:

  • – A fun arts and crafts activity
  • – Brunch that is made to please both children and adults, including festive desserts and mimosas for 21+!
  • – A reading of The Nutcracker tale
  • – A live performance by Grand Rapids Ballet School
  • – An interactive photo booth that allows direct posts to social media plus a printed copy
  • – Tasty Land of the Sweets treats that your child can take home as our gift

Guests are encouraged to join us following Clara’s Nutcracker Party for a matinee performance of The Nutcracker right next door at DeVos Performance Hall.


At this time, face masks or coverings will be optional for guests attending Grand Rapids Ballet performances, though they remain highly recommended. Additionally, we will no longer require proof of vaccination status or a negative Covid-19 test. Learn more. 

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