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Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Presents

The Nutcracker

Additional showtime December 2, 2023 | 12pm

Senior $30 | Student/Child $18 | Family $90


Family pricing is available by phone or in person only. Please call the Ticket Centre at 250-746-2722.

The Royal City Youth Ballet returns with two matinee performances of its extravagant production of the holiday favourite featuring Tchaikovsky’s timeless score.

Experience the magic of The Nutcracker this holiday season with RCYB’s full length ballet, featuring a cast of 100+ dedicated and enthusiastic dancers under the direction of Keitha Campeau. Performing to Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music, this traditional ballet has beautiful sets designed by Jean Claude Olivier and extravagant, colourful costumes by Chris Sinosich.  

It’s Christmas Eve, a time when dreams may come true. Drosselmeyer, the godfather to Clara, brings gifts and magic to her parents’ home for the annual Christmas party. His special gift to Clara is a large Nutcracker soldier. When she falls asleep after the party, Clara is cradling the Nutcracker in her arms and begins to dream.  In her dream, her Nutcracker soldier fights a battle and transports her on a sleigh through the Land of Snow to the Land of Sweets, where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy and people from far away lands.  

The ballet closes as Drosselmeyer brings Clara back from her dream, still cradling her Nutcracker soldier and treasuring the wonderful dream. 

The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre welcomes you back to live performance. We are following current public health authority guidelines to keep our patrons as safe as possible.

Stay home if you are ill. Continue to respect personal space of two metres where possible. Wash hands and/or use hand-sanitizing stations.

All tickets are final sale. No refunds or exchanges. Please note that online ticket orders include a non-refundable service fee. Cancelled orders are subject to an additional service fee that is non-refundable.