Wilmington Ballet presents
at the historic Playhouse on Rodney Square


This holiday season, you and your loved ones will be treated to something very special, a performance that lifts your holiday spirits and evokes joy in kids of all ages. Wilmington’s beloved annual holiday tradition at the Playhouse on Rodney Square turns 52 this year!  Come to our Nutcracker and experience an opulent theater with a full orchestra and chorus, world class guest artists, and 75 talented young dancers from the Wilmington Ballet. Follow the dancers as they party, battle, and enchant you with their beautiful dancing. Make The Nutcracker a part of your family’s holiday tradition, and experience the magic of this beautiful, timeless ballet.

All Wilmington Ballet students in levels A–H (age 5 by Sep. 1), and Adult dancers are eligible to participate in The Nutcracker.  Auditions are Monday, August 20 for dancers in Levels A-H (or age 5 by Sep. 1st), and Thursday August 23 for adult dancers ages 18+. Performances are scheduled for December 8, at 2 & 7pm, and December 9, at 2 & 6pm. This year’s production will again feature live orchestra with chorus, professional dancers from the New York City Ballet as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, the Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, and include special guest company The Hockessin School of Dance.