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Central Florida Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Linda Chapin Theater at the Orange County Convention Center

9800 International Dr Orlando, FL 32819 Get Directions

407-849-9948 Event Website

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Central Florida Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Sprinkle a little magic onto your 2023 holiday celebrations with The Central Florida Ballet’s world-renowned production of The Nutcracker! From snowflakes to sword fights to the Christmas tree that reaches the sky, The Nutcracker promises to delight the whole family!

Premiering in 2001, CFB’s Nutcracker production boasts sophisticated pyrotechnics to punctuate magical moments in the Tchaikovsky composed ballet about a young girl’s fanciful Christmas dream. Fiber-optic technology expertly illuminates moving props while phosphorescent paint accentuates scenic backdrops, delivering an immersive experience. Aerialists in the Arabian Dance bring the audience’s attention away from the lower portion of the stage as they fearlessly perform gravity defying tricks.

Guests are invited to shop our Nutcracker Boutique featuring more than 30 different Nutcrackers, snow globes, ornaments, stocking stuffers, signed memorabilia, and much more! Or bid on an array of unique items and experiences conveniently from your mobile phone in our online Nutcracker Silent Auction.

Revel in the excitement of this unforgettable holiday treat and share the joy of dance with your loved ones this season!

Production Awards & Recognition:

  • Named “the pyrotechnic Nutcracker” by USA Today
  • Recognized “one of five outstanding productions in the entire nation” by CNN Headline News
  • Featured for “mini-explosions and aerial acrobatics” by The Wall Street Journal
  • Named a “Top 20 Event” by The Southeast Tourism Society
  • Filmed by ABC Nightline News
  • Named “Best Holiday Activity” by WKMG TV
  • Praised by the San Juan Daily Star as “a daring group in it’s approach”
  • CFB’s production is licensed for tours in Romania and South Korea
  • “A whiz-bang affair. Colorful costumes, pyrotechnics and a stunning aerial ballet enliven the traditional tale” – The Orlando Sentinel

The Lobby Experiences

The Nutcracker Boutique – Shop beloved and unique holiday gifts for your family and friends. Our Nutcracker Boutique features more than 30 different Nutcrackers, snow globes, ornaments, stocking stuffers, and signed memorabilia. The Nutcracker Boutique is located in the Lobby of the Linda Chapin Theater during all performances. Learn More Here.

The Nutcracker Silent Auction – Bid on items and support the ballet from the comfort of your home or mobile device! Our annual Nutcracker Silent Auction will be open for online bidding from December 16-17, 2023. Learn More Here.

The Nutcracker Photo Booth – Create your own memories! Our Nutcracker Photo Booth will be stationed in the Chapin Theater Lobby during all performances of The Nutcracker. Attendees will be able to take photos (free of charge) with family and friends with their own cameras in front of our scenic holiday background. Learn More Here.