The Nutcracker artwork
Golden State Ballet

Golden State Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Thu Dec 16, 2021 – Thu, Dec 23, 2021

Thu Dec 16, 2021 – Thu, Dec 23, 2021

Civic Theatre
Masks are required for all audience members while inside the theatre, except while eating and drinking.
Proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test result required
Tickets start at $28.50 (includes a $3.50 Facility Restoration Fee)
Run Time
Must be 5+ years to attend. All ages must have own ticket.
On Sale
Public on Sale begins Tue, Oct 12, 2021 @ 10:00A


Per the California Department of Public Health (CDPH),  guests who attend this event will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after final dose) OR a negative test is required:

  • 48 hours before an event for a PCR test
  • 24 hours before an event for a rapid antigen test

In addition, all guests are required to wear a mask while inside the theatre, regardless of vaccination status.

For your convenience, Lux Concierge is offering rapid testing onsite at the Civic Theatre for $35 per test.  Testing is available 1 hour before the event. Please plan to arrive early to the venue to accommodate the testing.

 Click here for details on acceptable proof of vaccination and negative Covid-19 test results. 

Golden State Ballet is proud to present The Nutcracker at the San Diego Civic Theatre! Jared Nelson’s beautiful choreography is brought to life by a talented cast, featuring our company dancers, students of the Golden State Ballet Academy, and community families, adorned in intricate costumes and surrounded by dazzling sets. Tchaikovsky's timeless score will be performed live by the world-renowned San Diego Symphony. We are thrilled to invite you to join us on a magical journey with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince into the Land of the Sweets. This is a holiday event you do not want to miss!

Golden State Ballet is honored to anchor this professional company in an environment that places value on the arts in our community. We celebrate inclusivity and diversity, nurture talent and character, and create performances with high production value. We are excited to build relationships with our community, arts organizations, and artists from around the world to produce memorable ballets.