Join Joburg Ballet as the company brings to sparkling life one of the most popular and beloved classical ballets in the world, with an enchanting new production of The Nutcracker from 5 to 14 October at Joburg Theatre. With exquisite dancing, sumptuous sets and Tchaikovsky’s captivating music played live by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, The Nutcracker is an unforgettable treat for children and adults alike.

Choreographed by Angela Malan, former senior principal dancer with Joburg Ballet, and based on the original 19
th century classic, The Nutcracker will transport audiences to a magical world, as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince journey to the kingdom of the sweets, dance through snowflakes, encounter waltzing flowers and meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Beautiful new sets and lighting by designer Wilhelm Disbergen will bring this fairytale world to life on stage, while conductor Eddie Clayton and the full Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra will conjure Tchaikovsky’s shimmering score in the orchestra pit.* Joburg Ballet gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Michel Tesson Trust towards the participation of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra forThe Nutcracker season.

With our usual range of accessible ticket options, including half price on opening night, budget-priced morning matinees with all seats just R100, discounts for pensioners and groups and our 30%-off Early Bird Special, Joburg Ballet is committed to bringing audiences Great Performances at Affordable Prices.


Attend our Open Day on Saturday 15 September from 10:00 to 13:00 for a glimpse of what it takes behind-the-scenes to make The Nutcracker a theatre experience to remember. Book with Edgar Moagi on 011-877 6898 or Tickets: R100 (includes refreshments)


Dates, Times, Prices:

Fri 5 Oct at 19:30 – Half Price: R100, R138, R188, R205, R238
Sat 6 Oct, Fri 12 Oct, Sat 13 Oct at 19:30; Sat 6 Oct, Sun 7 Oct, Sat 13 Oct, Sun 14 Oct at 15:00 – Early Bird 30% off until 12 Aug: R140, R193, R263, R287, R333; Standard Prices from 13 Aug: R200, R275, R375, R410, R475
Tue 9 Oct & Wed 10 Oct at 11:00 – All tickets R100 (Tue 9 Oct at 11:00 to recorded music)

Where: Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein (GPS -26.191316, 28.038519)
Book now: At Joburg Theatre Box Office; or tel
. 0861 670 670; or online at or
Patrons can also book and pay via the Nedbank app and at selected Pick n Pay stores (full list at

*Please note the 11:00 performance on Tue 9 Oct is without the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra; the performance will be to recorded music for DVD filming purposes.

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