Keller Auditorium

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Updated COVID-19 Attendance Policy

  • Children under 12 permitted.
  • Masks are required to be worn by everyone inside the theater at all times.
  • Proof of vaccination, or negative Covid PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance for all patrons.
  • No food or drink inside the theater.

For the most up to date information regarding Oregon Ballet Theatre’s COVID policy, please visit their website:

Since 1989, OBT has thrilled Portland audiences with its annual performances of the Nutcracker. Last year this cherished tradition was suspended leaving an empty stage in place of our beloved production. As we return to a more familiar world, we do so with a sense that nothing can be taken for granted – especially a time honored tradition that connects us through music and dance. We raise a glass and welcome the return of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Once again we will join Marie and her charming Nutcracker Prince as they are swept away by dancing snowflakes to a magical land of sweets ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy and all to the music of Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score!
15 shows including 9 with the OBT Orchestra.
 = indicates a performance with live music featuring the OBT Orchestra

Week 1

Saturday, Dec. 11 | 2:00 PM 
Saturday, Dec. 11 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, Dec. 12 | 12:00 PM 
Sunday, Dec. 12 | 5:30 PM

Week 2

Friday, Dec. 17 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, Dec. 18 | 2:00 PM 
Saturday, Dec. 18 | 7:30 PM 
Sunday, Dec. 19 | 12:00 PM 
Sunday, Dec. 19 | 5:30 PM

Week 3

Wednesday, Dec. 22 | 2:00 PM 
Wednesday, Dec. 22 | 7:30 PM
Thursday, Dec. 23 | 2:00 PM 
Thursday, Dec. 23 | 7:30 PM
Friday, Dec. 24 | 12:00 PM (Christmas Eve) 
Sunday, Dec. 26 | 12:00 PM 

Are you a group of 10 or more? Call for special group rates: 503.222.5538

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