UNC School of the Arts “The Nutcracker”

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Nutcracker ballet UNCSA

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) production of “The Nutcracker” is an eagerly anticipated Winston-Salem holiday tradition. This professional-caliber production of Tchaikovsky’s world-famous “The Nutcracker” ballet draws around 10,000 people to the streets of downtown and to UNCSA’s Stevens Center during its nine-show run.

A First-Rate Production

Nutcracker UNCSA ballet

Stunning sets, exquisite costumes, phenomenal dancing and special effects make this a top-notch production and a favorite of families and lovers of the arts. Audiences are dazzled by falling snow, rolling fog, and an enormous expanding fiber optic Christmas tree. UNCSA’s production is the only
“The Nutcracker” performance in the Triad to be accompanied by a live orchestra. Assistant dean of UNCSA School of Dance, Jared Redick, will serve as the production’s Director and the performance will be conducted by UNCSA School of Music Dean, Brian Cole.

Kick-off event

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 10am-noon, a FREE kick-off event for the performance ticket sales will be held at the Stevens Center featuring children’s activities, crafts, face painting and photo opportunities with characters from “The Nutcracker.” During the event, tickets may be purchased at a $5 discount for up to four tickets per person, and the first 25 ticket buyers will receive a “Nutcracker” prize. One lucky winner will win backstage tour on the evening of their chosen performance.

Performance Dates

Join the Nutcracker Prince, Clara, the Mouse King and the Sugar Plum Fairy for this holiday classic! The performance schedule for the UNCSA production of “The Nutcracker” is: December 7-16, 2018.

  • 7:30pm shows December 7, 8 & 12-15
  • 2pm shows December 8, 9, 15, & 16

Ticket Prices

UNCSA Nutcracker Ballet

Ticket prices (not including the $5 presale discount) are Prime Orchestra, $83; Orchestra Center, adult $61 and $40 for kids 13 and under; Orchestra Sides and Front Balcony, adults $51 and $35 for kids 13 and under; Center Balcony, adults $38 and $28 for kids 13 and under; Rear Balcony, adults $29 and $24 for kids 13 and under.


For more information visit www.uncsa.edu/nutcracker or call the Box Office at 336-721-1945.


UNCSA’s Stevens Center
405 W. Fourth Street
Downtown Winston-Salem, NC 27101

About The Author:

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

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D. Clline
Tickets are very expensive for elderly adults who wish to experience “The Nutcracker,” this may have been there once in a life time experience!