Nutcracker Ballet in Vancouver: Ballet BC Presents Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 — 10:44am PDT
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Ballet BC presents the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in The Nutcracker this weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. As Canada’s premiere ballet company and one of the oldest ballet companies in North America, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet will bring this magical holiday dream to life with the some of the country’s best and brightest young artists.

Photo courtesy of Ballet BC. RWB Company Photo by Vince Pahkala.

Nutcracker Ballet in Vancouver

Follow the fearless female heroine, Clara, as her Christmas dream becomes our magical reality. Danced to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music, Clara’s turn-of-the-century stately mansion becomes a whirlwind fantasy of live toy soldiers, dancing mice and a mischievous bear who steals the Christmas pudding.

With her Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy by her side, Clara confidently overcomes all obstacles on this wild Christmas night! Sumptuous costumes and an imaginative set design bring holiday sparkle to the stage, while a few Canadian surprises freshen-up the up the traditional tale – audiences can expect a snowy pond hockey game and a battle on Parliament Hill to create even more ruckus on stage. This all-ages adventure is presented with incredible beauty and splendour, making Nutcracker an unforgettable treat the whole family will savour.

Choreography by Galina Yordanova and Nina Menon. Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Costume Design by Paul Daigle. Scenic Design by Brian Perchaluk. Lighting Design by Michael J. Whitfield.


Photo courtesy of Ballet BC. RWB Company Photo by Vince Pahkala.

Performances of The Nutcracker at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre will be at 7:30pm on Friday, December 12, 2014; Saturday, December 13, 2014; and Sunday, December 14, 2014 with additional 2:00pm performances on December 13th and December 14th.

Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $35 to $98.50, and family packs (2 adults, 2 children) are available from $229 to $300 (including service charges). Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster online or by phone at 1-855-985-2787 (855-985-ARTS).

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away The Nutcracker performance on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:30pm. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win tickets to @RWBallet #Nutcracker in #Vancouver from @BalletBC @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, December 11, 2014. Follow Ballet BC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information.

Update The winner is Vanessa!

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  1. Christina says:

    I’d love to watch this Christmas Classic, what a great gift!

  2. christophe says:

    Mw me me!

  3. Charles says:

    I’ve never seen the Nutcracker before but I think it would be a good experience.

  4. Jan says:

    I’d love to take my little girl to this.

  5. Debra says:

    I would love to see this performance of The Nutcracker by my old hometown’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet!

  6. Sharon says:

    Yes please!

  7. Amandine says:

    I would love to go, was going to book but couldn’t afford it 🙁 thanks for the opportunity!

  8. LC says:

    Really hope to go!

  9. Janice M says:

    I would love to win these tickets!

  10. Sanaz says:

    I’d love to check this out!

  11. Lee says:

    Fabulous contest. Good luck everyone!
    Wonderful write up, btw.

  12. Marie-Claire says:

    I would love to take my son to his first ballet.

  13. Stephanie says:

    What a fabulous prize!

  14. Sabrina says:

    Ooooh, I would so love to go!!!!

  15. Nicole Lamb says:

    I have never seen the nutcracker….and I would absolutely love to go.

  16. Shawn says:

    I have always wanted to see the Nutcracker. Looks so beautiful.

  17. Louise Clarke says:

    I would be so grateful to win a pair of tickets to see this for the first time

  18. Arieanna says:

    That would be great!

  19. Vanessa says:

    My daughter is 7 and taking ballet. My mom bought her a Nutcracker book that she carries everywhere with her because she says it makes her happy. She would LOVE to see the Nutcracker live.

  20. Nikki says:

    Great way to get into the Xmas spirit !

  21. Louise says:

    Yes, please! That would make Christmas perfect.

  22. Nancy says:

    I’d love to go!

  23. Hannah says:

    Love the ballet!

  24. Lor says:

    Sounds absolutely lovely.

  25. Luc says:

    Great performance to be!

  26. Cindy says:

    Never been, would love to go!

  27. jan says:

    been to a ballet years ago

  28. meredith says:

    Love the nutcracker story. Would love to see it in ballet

  29. maria says:

    Would love to take my niece!

  30. Tracey Flattes says:

    Love the Nutcracker – great prize!

  31. Krissy says:

    I’ve always wanted to see this!

  32. Vicki says:

    Have never been and would love to go!

  33. kay says:

    A holiday tradition

  34. KK says:

    That’s great chance to watch the show in Vancouver

  35. ari says:

    I would love to go with family!

  36. Connie says:

    I’ve been trying to win tickets for this ballet from you for a couple of years now. I hope I win this time!

  37. Zoe says:

    Would love to go, thanks!

  38. Marieke says:

    Such a classic. Haven’t seen it in a long time, and it would be a lovely way to start the holiday season!

  39. Erin W says:

    I’ve wanted to see this for years. This would be amazing.

  40. Erin says:

    I want to see the ballet so badly!!!

  41. Michelle says:

    Yes please! 🙂

  42. Joyce says:

    I would love to watch this with my husband!:)

  43. leanne says:

    I would love to take my daughter!

  44. Hayley says:

    I would love to go <3

  45. Rebecca says:

    I love The Nutcracker!

  46. Saya says:

    I love to see it!! Their Romeo and Juliet was the best ballet I have ever seen.

  47. Isabel says:

    Oh please!

  48. Wen says:

    This will be an awesome show

  49. Eileen says:

    I love how pretty and magical it looks.

  50. Miriam Wilton says:

    I used to love going to the Nutcracker with my sisters when i was a kid. what a wonderful way to bring the magic of christmas and ballet into my little ones life.

  51. Adrienne says:

    Such a wonderful Holiday activity. I’d love to see this ballet!

  52. Cameron P. says:

    My parents took me to The Nutcracker in Toronto back in the 60’s, on the same night the Maple Leafs played the Canadiens. I had thought they were taking me to see the Maple Leafs play the Canadiens, so I was totally distraught. Today, I would choose the ballet over hockey any day (or night).

  53. Meagan says:

    would love to take my daughter to this!

  54. Alex says:

    Fun event for the holidays!

  55. Debbie S says:

    I would love my 5 yr old daugther to see this Xmas classic for the 1st time.

  56. jessica eapen says:

    i’d love to see this!

  57. Gabrielle D. says:

    If I won I would love to share this experience with my mother! She drove me to my ballet classes as a child for years. Sadly my career did not pay off 😉

  58. Angie says:

    I have taken my daughter every Christmas to see a local performance of this since she was two. It would be nice to see a professional performance.

  59. Kathleen says:

    this would be amazing to win

  60. Tracey Flattes says:

    Awesome prize!

  61. Kristina says:

    I’d love to take my mom to see this ❤️

  62. R Taylor says:

    The Nutcracker is my all-time FAVE Christmas story. Would love to finally see it performed!

  63. Samantha Clark says:

    EEEKK this would be amazing.

  64. thankful says:

    the music, the magic, the sugar plum fairies … important seasonal keepsake!

  65. John says:

    Would love to go!

  66. Lorena says:

    I would love to take my hubby to our first ballet! <3 Thanks!

  67. bjh says:

    I’ve loved the nutcracker since I was a kid!

  68. Hannah says:

    I remember seeing the Nutcracker ballet as a kid, but haven’t seen it since and have been dying to go this year!! <3 <3 <3 It's just so graceful and beautiful!

  69. Shelley says:

    I have always wanted to go to this.

  70. Margaret says:

    A classic. One of my favorite traditions.

  71. Dianne says:

    I would love to take my daughter to see this, Neither one of us has seen it live.

  72. Tracy says:

    Would love to see this live!

  73. Christine says:

    I have seen the nutcracker in 4 other canadian cities and now I live here and would love to see it!

  74. Lynn says:

    I would love to go see The Nutcracker ballet!

  75. Oana says:

    I would love tickets to this!

  76. Laura says:

    I’ve never been to the Royal Winnipeg one, but heard good things!
    Would love to go!

  77. Steve v. says:

    Few things trigger fond Christmas childhood memories more than the music from the Nutcracker. Tweeted, please include me in the contest!

  78. Michelle W says:

    I would so so love to attend! The Nutcracker is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season!

  79. Michelle says:

    I love the music from this ballet, would love to go see it !

  80. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  81. Yvonne Chan says:

    Please pick me!

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