Keller Auditorium

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Sometimes the best journeys are the ones we take to familiar places – filled with warmth, tradition, and new memories waiting to be made. Oregon Ballet Theatre’s annual performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® has brought joy to the holidays for 14 years. Join Marie and her charming Prince as they are swept away by dancing snowflakes, to a magical land of sweets ruled by the Sugarplum Fairy – all to Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score!

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker features magnificent scenery and elaborate costumes. The company remains one of only a handful in the nation with rights to produce George Balanchine’s version of this holiday classic. OBT is pleased to announce the addition of two more shows this year featuring the OBT Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s magical score live.

Featuring the OBT Orchestra for 12 select performances

Live Orchestra Music note indicates a performance with live music

Sat., Dec. 8 at 2pmLive Orchestra & 7:30pmLive Orchestra
Sun., Dec. 9 at 2pmLive Orchestra
Thu., Dec. 13 at 7:30pm
Fri., Dec. 14 at 7:30pmLive Orchestra
Sat., Dec. 15 at 2pmLive Orchestra & 7:30pmLive Orchestra
Sun., Dec. 16 at 2pmLive Orchestra & 7:30pm
Thurs., Dec. 20 at 2pm & 7:30pm
Fri., Dec. 21 at 2:00pm & 7:30pmLive Orchestra
Sat., Dec. 22 at 2:00pmLive Orchestra & 7:30pmLive Orchestra
Sun., Dec. 23 at 2:00pmLive Orchestra & 7:30pm
Mon., Dec. 24 at 12:00pm
Wed., Dec. 26 at 2:00pmLive Orchestra

Live Orchestra Features live orchestra


The Keller Café will be serving dinner prior to Friday & Saturday evening performances (see below) of The Nutcracker. Make your reservations today!

The Keller Café is taking dinner reservations for these evening performances of The Nutcracker:
Saturday, December 8th
Friday, December 14th
Saturday, December 15th
Friday, December 21st
Saturday, December 22nd

Keller Auditorium : Upcoming Events


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Showing: 02/16 - 02/23

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Showing: 02/26 - 03/03

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Showing: 03/08

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Showing: 03/09 - 03/10

Live Nation presents comedian Aziz Ansari at the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium on March 12 & 13, 2019...

Showing: 03/12 - 03/13

Event cancelled: Boney M featuring Liz MItchell live in concert at the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium...

Showing: 03/14