A TDF Autism Friendly Performance

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® - SOLD OUT

David H. Koch Theater

20 Lincoln Center Plaza

New York City

Tickets: $48-$63

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® has been delighting audiences for more than 65 years. Danced to Tschaikovsky's glorious score, it centers on Marie, a young girl who's transported to a magical land after her family's lavish holiday party. Go on a fantastical journey featuring the Nutcracker Prince, the Sugarplum Fairy, a 40-foot Christmas tree and more than 90 dancers of all ages.

Recommended for ages 5 and up

Running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes plus a 20-minute intermission

COVID safety requirements: Masks are optional but encouraged. Children under age 2 will not be admitted. Seating will be full capacity. No physically distanced seating available. Read more about the protocols.

Read TDF's logistics guide for your visit to The Nutcracker.

Check out the narrative for The Nutcracker.

Read about the characters in The Nutcracker.

Peruse TDF's visual checklist for The Nutcracker.

Learn about the instruments in The Nutcracker.

Browse links to videos of dances from The Nutcracker.

See famous ballet steps from The Nutcracker.


TDF wishes to acknowledge the following donors for their generous support of TDF Autism Friendly Performances:

Darlene & Stuart Altschuler; Theodore H. Barth Foundation; The FAR Fund; The Joseph H. Flom Foundation; Harry S. Black & Allon Fuller Fund; The Seventh District Foundation; The Taft Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; Howard Gilman Foundation

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council's Committee on Mental Health, Disability and Addictions. This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Ballet would like to thank the following funders who generously supported the first Autism Friendly Performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® :

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and the Angel Shine Foundation/Allyson Tang in Honor of Thomas Widmann.

Support for New York City Ballet's Access Programs is also provided by: the Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation, Pratt Industries, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., and Macy's.