Rochester City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker!”

Virtually – Thanksgiving Day
through Christmas Eve

Click here to see an interview with Artistic Director Robert Gardner
on Fox Rochester – and Click here for the segment on!

View our Nutcracker promo video!

Rochester City Ballet’s holiday favorite “The Nutcracker”  will be coming to your home virtually this season. While we will miss performing at the Eastman Theater, with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bach Children’s Choir, you can experience this family tradition at home – sharing the magic and beauty of this wonderful production with family and friends near and far. The performance will be streamed from Thanksgiving Day until Christmas Eve. Be sure to gather your favorite holiday treats as you sit back, relax, and begin your holiday season with this magical production .  Click here to visit our performances page to purchase your tickets today!



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The mission of Rochester City Ballet is to create inspiring, entertaining and educational experiences through the art of dance while providing the highest level of artistic and technical excellence.

Established in 1987 by its founding artistic director Timothy M. Draper, the company has developed a reputation for its excellence, versatility, and singular repertoire, which includes award-winning contemporary ballets and masterworks.

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