Nutcracker 2023

DECEMBER 1st – DECEMBER 3rd, 2023 at CPCC Halton Theater

The Charlotte Youth Ballet brings to the stage its 42nd annual holiday classic production of Tchaikosvky’s The Nutcracker featuring the choreography of Charlotte legend Gay Porter and Bridget Young.

The story opens as the Stahlbaum family welcomes friends and family to their annual Christmas gala. Their grand home is adorned with festive decorations, at the center of which is a spectacular Christmas tree. When the mysterious Dr. Drosselmeyer arrives bearing gifts, all the children are enchanted by the mechanical Nutcracker that he gives to young Clara. Fritz, in a fit of jealousy, grabs the Nutcracker from his sister and as it crashes to the floor… the magic begins!

Tickets for The Nutcracker start at just $25.
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The Charlotte Youth Ballet enriches the community through a non-profit, innovative regional ballet company that provides an opportunity to perform in professional-level productions. By merging youth and professionals, the CYB introduces ballet to diverse audiences to foster life-long support of the arts. We are delighted to have your dancer audition with us. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your family.


  • Friday December 2nd, 2022  *9:30am & *11:30am (school shows)
  • Purchase School Show Tickets HERE (Limited Availability, Closing Sales 12/3 at noon.)

*Special Preview Performances especially for schools, home school, preschool and seniors (55+). All seats $10. Reduced run time. Email for more information on the 2022– 2023 Season

  • Friday December 2nd, 2022  7:00pm
  • Saturday December 3rd, 2022  2:00pm & 7:00pm
  • Sunday December 4th, 2022  2:30pm (SOLD OUT)
  • Girl Scouts can enjoy a special Before the Curtain presentation before the Saturday and Sunday matinee performances and receive a free patch. To register, visit our Girl Scout Page $25 per group for the event.
  • Sunday Girl Scout Event Sold Out.
  • Saturday, Dec 3 Girl Scout Event Closing Sales, 12/3 at noon.


Single tickets for The Nutcracker range from $25-$35 and are sold exclusively through the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Box Office. Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone or in person at the CPCC Box Office. The CPCC Box Office is located in the lobby of the Overcash Building at 1206 Elizabeth Avenue and is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. The CPCC Box Office can be reached at (704) 330-6534

*Ticket prices for The Nutcracker are arranged by seating area:

  • Front Orchestra / Rear Orchestra Adult – $35
  • Senior Orchestra – $30
  • Student/Child Orchestra – $25
  • Girl Scouts Students– $18 All Seats, includes a patch. Please call the CPCC Box Office at (704) 330-6534 to purchase discounted tickets for the show.
    * Ticket prices do not include any applicable taxes or service fees. Nutcracker & Wizard of Oz March 17 – March 19, 2023
  • Nutcracker Before the Curtain Girl Scouts: Saturday and Sunday Matinee Event, reserve your spot! $25 per group for the event.


All performances of The Nutcracker will be held at the Halton Theater in uptown Charlotte located at 1206 Elizabeth Avenue. Just inside the Overcash Building, the Halton Theater has three seating levels: beginning with the Front Orchestra at the same level as the stage and ascending upwards to the Rear Orchestra and Balcony levels. A limited number of box seats are also available. All seats offer excellent views of the stage.
Halton Seating Chart and Theater Parking

Parking is available free of charge at the CPCC Faculty & Theater Deck, just behind the Halton Theater. The entrance to the parking deck is on 4th Street at 1225 E. 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.

PLEASE NOTE: All CYB programming is contingent on COVID-19 infection rates and state safety protocols. Adjustments to, postponement of and/or cancellation may be necessary as we will adhere to all state and local regulations for the safety of everyone. If CYB alters the program, you will be notified of the new plan and may choose to withdraw at that time.