The Nutcracker returns to Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

November 17, 2022

Kansas City Ballet’s annual tradition, The Nutcracker continues to awe audiences year after year and is hailed as “positively oozing charm” by The Washington Post. The classic, Victorian-era story by E.T.A. Hoffman featuring Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Dr. Drosselmeier, and the Sugar Plum Fairy is a magical theatrical experience wrapped with exquisite costumes, grand sets, and captivating choreography. Let your wonder ignite and feel the glimmer once more as your childhood dreams return and inspire you to IMAGINE AGAIN.


Wed., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Dec. 10, 2 p.m.* and 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 11, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m. (Student Matinee) and 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 17, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 18, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 21, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 22, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 23, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 24, 1 p.m.

(*) Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball

Ticket Information
Purchase tickets:
-Online at
-By telephone at 816.931.8993.
-At the Kauffman Center Box Office and website.

Ticket prices start at only $34. Prices are subject to

Parking and Downtown Maps
Find information and maps for Kauffman Center parking and construction updates at . The Arts District parking garage, immediately south of and beneath the
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, is the primary parking garage for Kansas City Ballet
patrons. Event parking is $10 per car for the garage or valet may be purchased in advance for
$18 or for $20 upon arrival (if available).

Kansas City Ballet is committed to providing assistance to those with disabilities. Direct
questions and requests to Patron Services, 816.931.1348. Callers who are hearing impaired or
hard of hearing can get help with telephone access by using the free relay service — 711.