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Holidays begin with the Nutcracker. The most favorite Christmas classic of all is coming Rochester, Minnesota, and you’re invited to the show.

World Ballet Company presents Nutcracker LIVE on stage, December 11, 2024, at Mayo Civic Center, featuring a multinational cast of 40 professional ballet dancers gathered to bring the most beloved holiday tradition to life.  

Enjoy a family-friendly experience accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, over 150 radiant hand-crafted costumes, lavish hand-painted sets, and the iconic Lev Ivanov choreography. See the iconic Waltz of Flowers, and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, meet Mother Ginger and the Drosselmeyer.

The World Ballet Company presents the most beloved and iconic ballets of our time in cities nationwide. Driven by the belief that ballet is for everyone, performances appeal to newcomers and seasoned ballet goers alike. The company attracts many international artists and comprises renowned professional dancers representing over ten countries.

To date, World Ballet Company has traveled to more than 280 cities, reaching an audience of more than 250,000, many of whom are first-time attendees to a ballet.


Save the date and secure your tickets in advance to ensure you're part of the magic.


Tickets for the Nutcracker LIVE on Stage go on sale Friday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mayo Civic Center Box Office and Box Office hours are Wednesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.