The Nutcracker – a sparkling treat for the whole family with Joburg Ballet

Join Joburg Ballet as the company brings to sparkling life one of the most popular and beloved classical ballets in the world, with an enchanting new production of The Nutcracker from 5 to 14 October at Joburg Theatre. With exquisite dancing, sumptuous sets and Tchaikovsky’s captivating music played live by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, The Nutcracker is an unforgettable treat for children and adults alike.

Choreographed by Angela Malan, former senior principal dancer with Joburg Ballet, and based on the original 19th century classic, The Nutcracker will transport audiences to a magical world, as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince journey to the kingdom of sweets, dance through snowflakes, encounter waltzing flowers and meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Beautiful new sets and lighting by designer Wilhelm Disbergen will bring this fairy tale world to life on stage, while conductor Eddie Clayton and the full JPO will conjure Tchaikovsky’s shimmering score in the orchestra pit.*

Joburg Ballet offers its usual range of affordable ticket options for The Nutcracker, including half price on opening night, two budget-priced morning matinees with all seats just R100* and discounts for pensioners and groups.

Dates, Times, Prices:
Fri 5 Oct at 19:30 – Half Price: R100, R138, R188, R205, R238
Sat 6 Oct, Fri 12 Oct, Sat 13 Oct at 19:30; Sat 6 Oct, Sun 7 Oct, Sat 13 Oct, Sun 14 Oct at 15:00 –Standard Prices: R200, R275, R375, R410, R475
Tue 9 Oct* & Wed 10 Oct at 11:00 – All tickets R100 (*Tue 9 Oct at 11:00 to recorded music)
Where: Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein (GPS -26.191316, 28.038519)
Book now: At Joburg Theatre Box Office; or tel. 0861 670 670; or online at or
Patrons can also book and pay via the Nedbank app and at selected Pick n Pay stores (full list at

*Please note the 11:00 performance on Tues 9 Oct is without the JPO; the performance will be to recorded music for DVD filming purposes.
Keep up to date with the company on our social media platforms;,, @JoburgBallet or online at


Joburg Ballet gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Michel Tesson Trust towards the participation of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra in The Nutcracker season. Joburg Ballet thanks Kaya FM and Creative Feel, our media partners, for their support. We would like to acknowledge the support of the City of Johannesburg and all our Sponsors.

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