The Nutcracker

Thank you! See you next year.
Dec. 2 & 3, 2023.

Thank you!

Thank you for making 2022 happen.

Thank you so much for being part of this year's classical dance and theatre magic with Central Oklahoma Ballet's The Nutcracker. While honoring the tradition of The Nutcracker and Tchaikovsky, we tried some new things that seemed to have answered common patron requests all while setting records.

We can't wait to see what next year brings. Go ahead and put the following dates on your calendar, now.

  • Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m.

  • Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.

You'll also want to join us for our fundraising events that happen just before The Nutcracker each year. The dates for these events haven't been set as of yet.

  • Annual Fundraiser at Grady's 66 Pub

  • Fall Follies

  • Sugar Plum Fairy Tea


Experience the wonder

The Central Oklahoma Ballet's The Nutcracker will prove to be an enchanting performance of the timeless classic story of Christmas wonder.

As with every season, this year’s production will feature professional guest artists, world-class dancers, magical theatrics, and beautiful costumes. Local dancers from Yukon, Mustang, Piedmont, and El Reno will have the opportunity to perform alongside seasoned professional artists and further the Central Oklahoma Ballet mission.

The Nutcracker

Follow Clara on her magical journey to the Land of the Sweets when the Central Oklahoma Ballet Company presents the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. The production features professional guest artists along with local members of the community accompanied by the Oklahoma Community Orchestra conducted by Irvin Wagner. This year’s performance features members from the Colorado Ballet and Oklahoma City Ballet. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the exquisite performance, complete with rich costumes and colorful scenery set to the beautiful score composed by Tchaikovsky.


Performance days are Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online under Tickets and at the businesses listed under Ticket Locations. For more information, email

Ticket Locations

  • Online – Digital Tickets

(Digital Tickets! Visit THE NUTCRACKER Ticket portal)
  • Yukon National Bank locations

(401 W Elm, 1550 Garth Brooks Blvd, 3501 Mustang Rd.)
  • Midfirst Bank

(Inside the Yukon Walmart on Garth Brooks Blvd / this Midfirst location only)
  • YNB Peoples

(6201 NW 23rd)
Credit: Allie Overton Photography
Credit: Allie Overton Photography
Credit: Allie Overton Photography


The Nutcracker performances are at the Yukon Fine Arts Center, located at 850 Yukon Avenue, Yukon, Oklahoma 73099.

(1/2 mile north of Vandment Ave. off Garth Brooks Blvd.)

Live Music

The tradition continued growing for the fourth year running, the performance included live orchestral music by the artists of the Oklahoma Community Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Irvin Wagner. The notable Tchaikovsky score comes to life with the Oklahoma Community Orchestra.

Oklahoma Community Orchestra

The Oklahoma Community Orchestra is comprised of 76 professional and amateur musicians from the greater Oklahoma City metro area who volunteer their time and talents for the sheer joy of music and performing it. For more information about this organization, visit

Sponsors Needed – Will you help?

Contributions and Sponsorships

Our goal is to provide this cultural treat at the lowest cost possible to reach the whole community. In order to do this, we depend on many great supporters—businesses and individuals—to raise the thousands of dollars it costs to put on a world-class production.

The Central Oklahoma Ballet Company received grants from the Kerr Foundation and the Oklahoma Arts Council to help support the Nutcracker production, in addition to funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and BancFirst.

We appreciate the support.

Sponsorships and Program Advertising

Promote your business or organization to our audience. We offer you the ability to reach a unique family-focused, community-oriented audience. We have options from performance announcements to affordable advertising rates within our commemorative program. Get advertising information here.


SHop the
Ballet Boutique

Before and after each of The Nutcracker performances, as well as during intermission, our Ballet Boutique is open, offering enchanting ballet and nutcracker-themed items for all ages.

"The Perfect way to

start the holiday season."

Stay Connected

Submit your information to receive notifications about upcoming Nutcracker dates, such as when tickets go on sale, performance dates, and exclusive fundraising events.

The Nutcracker is sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts.