UNCSA’s “The Nutcracker” At The Tanger Center in Greensboro (2024)

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This Year’s “The Nutcracker” performance takes place at the Steven Tanger Center in Greensboro, December 7-10.

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 typically draws around 10,000 people, and this year, with its larger venue, perhaps even more. The 2023 production of “The Nutcracker” will be held at The Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in Greensboro, Dec 7-10, due to renovation of The Stevens Center in Winston-Salem.

Tickets are on sale now! Prices begin at $35 and can be purchased at TangerCenter.com and Ticketmaster. TangerCenter.com and Ticketmaster are the only official sources for tickets to shows at the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets from third party sellers may be invalid or not accepted. All ticket sales are final.

A First-Rate Production

Nutcracker ballet UNCSA

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. Fans especially love Mother Ginger and the exciting opening party scene.

UNCSA’s production is the only “The Nutcracker” performance in the Triad to be accompanied by a live orchestra. This year’s show will be choreographed by Ilya Kozadayev, conducted by Chancellor Brian Cole, and features 90 dancers from the UNCSA School of Dance. For more information about “The Nutcracker” go to UNCSA Nutcracker.

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 six performances, December 7-10, 2023 at The Tanger Center, Greensboro.


The Tanger Center is a state-of-the-art, 3000-seat venue and a temporary move for UNCSA’s “Nutcracker” while The Stevens Center undergoes a comprehensive renovation. Phase one of the construction is supposed to last for two years.

Steven Tanger Center for the Peforming Arts
One Abe Brenner Place
300 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

Information And How To Buy Tickets

Photo of Nutcracker performance at UNCSA's Stevens Center in Winston-Salem, NC

Ticket prices start at $35 and are on sale now at TangerCenter.com and Ticketmaster. Optional upgrades will include on-site VIP parking, Lee & Wrangler Lounge access, and the Tanger Center’s pre-event Prelude Dining Experience for select performances. TangerCenter.com and Ticketmaster are the only official sources for tickets to shows at the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts.

Experience Early Moravian Traditions

If you’re looking for another authentic local holiday experience, don’t miss the Moravian candle tea at Old Salem! It’s been a Winston-Salem Christmas tradition since 1929. Participants experience the sights, sounds, smells, and even the tastes of early Moravian Christmas traditions.

What’s your favorite holiday tradition or experience in Winston-Salem?

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