Nutcracker 2024

DECEMBER 6th – DECEMBER 8th, 2024 at CPCC Halton Theater

The Charlotte Youth Ballet brings to the stage its 44th 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 $30.
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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.


Short School Run Shows
  • Friday December 6th, 2024  *9:30am & *11:30am. (school shows)
  • Purchase School Show Tickets HERE (Limited Availability, Closing Sales Wednesday before at noon.)

*Special Preview Performances especially for schools, home school, preschool and seniors (55+). All seats $12 for Nutcracker -Reduced run time., $15 for Spring Show- Full Run.  

Email for more information on the 2024– 2025 Season

Full Run Shows

  • Friday December 6th, 2024  7:00pm.
  • Saturday December 7th, 2024,  2:00pm & 7:00pm.
  • Sunday December 8th, 2024  2:30pm. 
  • Girl Scouts can enjoy a special Before the Curtain presentation before the Saturday and Sunday matinee performances of Nutcracker and receive a free patch. To register, visit our Girl Scout Page $25 per group for the event.


Single tickets for The Nutcracker range from $30-$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:

  • Student and Seniors – $30
  • Adult $35
  • Girl Scouts Students– $18, Please call the CPCC Box Office at (704) 330-6534 to purchase discounted tickets for the show with your Troop Number.
    * Ticket prices do not include any applicable taxes or service fees. 
  • Nutcracker Before the Curtain Girl Scouts: Saturday and Sunday Matinee Event, reserve your spot! $25 per group for the event, see our Girl Scout page for registration. 


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.