Colorado Ballet Brings The Nutcracker Back to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House This Holiday Season Nov. 26-Dec. 24 Performances Presented By PNC Bank

November 1, 2022


DENVER (Nov. 1, 2022) – Colorado Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker will return to its home in the Denver Performing Arts Complex this holiday season. Presented by PNC Bank, Colorado Ballet’s 62nd production of The Nutcracker will include 26 in-person performances featuring five different casts of dancers and live music performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

For the second year, The Nutcracker will showcase its new sets and costumes created especially for Colorado Ballet by renowned designers Thomas Boyd and Holly Hynes.

“It’s the most wonderful time of year,” said Gil Boggs, artistic director. “Nutcracker season! We look forward to bringing this cherished tradition back to Colorado audiences in spectacular style, thanks to our stunning sets and costumes which debuted last year.”

“The artistry that went into creating our new Nutcracker can not be overstated,” continued Boggs. “What Holly, Thomas, and their teams accomplished during the pandemic is truly extraordinary. Whether you’re a first-time attendee or a tried-and-true Nutcracker fan, I have no doubt that this beautiful production will inspire, delight, and brighten your holiday season.”

The Nutcracker will run Nov. 26 through Dec. 24 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The 2022/2023 Season opened with nine sold-out performances of Dracula, and Colorado Ballet anticipates selling out this holiday favorite as well. Purchasing tickets early for the best availability is strongly recommended.


Sat. Nov. 26 – 1 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 26 – 6:30 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 27 – 1 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 27 – 5:30 p.m.*
Sat. Dec. 3 – 1 p.m.**
Sun. Dec. 4 – 1 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 8 – 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 9 – 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 10 – 1 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 10 – 6:30 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 11 – 1 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 11 – 6:30 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 15 – 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 16 – 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 17 – 1 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 17 – 6:30 p.m.**
Sun. Dec. 18 – 1 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 18 – 6:30 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 20 – 6:30 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 21 – 6:30 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 22 – 1 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 22 – 6:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 23 – 1 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 23 – 6:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 24 – 1 p.m.

*Sensory friendly performance
**Audio described performance


Tickets range from $40 to $175. Visit COLORADOBALLET.ORG or call Patron Services at 303-837-8888 ext. 2 to purchase tickets.
To continue to reduce the number of ticket resellers, please purchase directly through Colorado Ballet via the website or phone number listed above. Tickets purchased through resellers may not be valid.

Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker is presented by PNC Bank. Colorado Ballet receives support from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

Colorado Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
Nov. 26–Dec. 24, 2022 | Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Tickets start at $40 at COLORADOBALLET.ORG

The holiday spirit leaps to life in this treasured family tradition. Featuring breathtaking new sets and costumes for the second year, Colorado Ballet invites you to follow Clara and her Nutcracker prince on the sweet, snow-dusted adventure only Tchaikovsky could score. See where the story you know by heart takes yours this year.

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Presenting exceptional classical ballet and innovative contemporary dance through performances, training, education and community engagement, Colorado Ballet continues to inspire and grow an increasingly diverse audience base in Denver, Colorado. Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 62 years of excellence. As a world-class professional company serving over 100,000 national and international patrons, Colorado Ballet presents 58 performances annually to sold-out audiences in the 2,000 seat Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Company’s 35 professional dancers and 26 studio company dancers come from all over the world. Colorado Ballet’s The Armstrong Center for Dance, a 35,000 square foot building, boasts eight state-of-the-art professional dance studios and amenities for the professional Company. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet performs classical ballet masterpieces, full-length story ballets and its critically acclaimed repertory production Ballet MasterWorks, featuring varied works from neoclassical ballets to world premieres. The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy serves over 1,200 students from toddlers to seniors each year. Colorado Ballet’s Education & Community Engagement offers programs to students and community members, making over 25,000 contacts and reaching over 200 schools and organizations annually. Participants come from a variety of backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses including youth, families, teachers, and people with and without disabilities. For more information, please visit

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