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The Nutcracker, presented by Community Health Network

The Nutcracker
presented by Community Health Network

2017/18 Season

Indianapolis Ballet, Indianapolis School of Ballet and Community Health Network present The Nutcracker


Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

502 N. New Jersey St. in downtown Indianapolis

Click here for directions via Google Maps

Visit Old National Centre’s FAQ page for parking details & more venue info

Ticket Information

Adult: $20 – $80

Child/Student/Senior: $15 – $75


Secure your tickets today:


1) online at via the following links:


Thursday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m.


Friday, December 22 at 2:00 p.m.


Friday, December 22 at 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, December 23 at 3:00 p.m.


2) by phone at 317-231-0000


3) in person at the Old National Centre Box Office, open Monday-Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Event Description

An Indianapolis holiday season tradition will be grander than ever before when the Indianapolis School of Ballet and Indianapolis Ballet partner to present the 11th annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, presented by Community Health Network.


This year’s production will feature four performances at the historic Murat Theatre at Old National Centre from December 21-23.


This year’s take on the timeless holiday classic will feature nearly 90 cast members that will include members of the new Indianapolis Ballet professional company performing many of the ballet’s cherished roles, dozens of Central Indiana’s most talented young dancers and longtime crowd favorite Rafael Sanchez of RTV6 returning to the ballet’s opening party scene.


For a second straight year audiences will enjoy live musical accompaniment, with the debuting Indianapolis Ballet Orchestra set to bring the magic of Tchaikovsky’s famous score to life.


See above for details on how to secure your tickets online, by phone or in person; specially priced seating is available for children and seniors.


Nutcracker Tea Reception

Prior to Thursday, Dec. 21 performance from 6:00-7:00 p.m.


Families are invited to get a head start on their magical experience on opening night by attending Indianapolis School of Ballet’s “Nutcracker Tea” in the Murat Theatre’s Deco Room.


During the Nutcracker Tea, guests will be able to meet and take photos with Nutcracker performers (photo opportunities available from 6:00-6:30), enjoy a complimentary hot chocolate and candy buffet and take home a special-edition Nutcracker mug and commemorative poster.


Access to the Nutcracker Tea will cost $20 per person. Please note that a ticket for that evening’s performance of The Nutcracker will also be necessary for entrance to the Tea event.


Click here to purchase your performance tickets & Nutcracker Tea passes for Thursday, December 21 … after selecting your seats, be sure to click on the “Nutcracker Tea Reception” add-on option before checking out.

Indianapolis Ballet would like to thank the following organizations for their continued support of Indianapolis Ballet, Inc. & the Indianapolis arts community:


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