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Nutcracker Ballet

The Nutcracker will be performed in December 2019! For tickets, visit

2019 Showtimes:

Friday, December 13 | 12:00 p.m. - School matinee & 7:00 p.m. public performance
Saturday, December 14 | 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday December 15 | 1:00 p.m.
Mainstage | RDC Arts Centre 

Come experience the holiday magic at Red Deer College! Each December, dancers take central Alberta families on a special holiday journey they will never forget with the classic production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet. Even after a hundred years, Tchaikovsky’s perfect score and epic battle of mice and toy soldiers still draw holiday crowds. 

The Nutcracker is the timeless tale of a Christmas party that descends into the realm of magic. Young Clara receives a cherished nutcracker from her mysterious aunt and strange things begin to happen after everyone has turned in for the evening. Clara is guided through falling snow into the Land of Sweets. She watches as rats and soldiers battle for victory and sweets from around the world dance in her honor. The Nutcracker ballet reminds us that there is still a little magic in all of our lives.