The Nutcracker

The Holiday Favorite for the Entire Family

Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 3:00pm

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:00pm

  • Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 1:00pm

  • Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 5:00pm

"Journey to a magical land!" The Beacon News

For the little girl, Clara, the gift of a handsomely decorated nutcracker from her dear godfather sets the stage for a Christmas Eve like no other...

The Ruth Page Civic Ballet's popular re-creation of this holiday family classic is back for FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY. Order your tickets early as all previous performances have sold out each year! Originally presented in the Crown Theatre from 1965 until 1997, this production recreates highlights from Ruth Page's beloved original full-length staging. Exquisite dancing, world-renowned guest artists, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets, The Nutcracker promises holiday joy for children of all ages!

Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium
Steinberg Fine Arts Center
Enter at 3701 West Bryn Mawr
Paid Parking in Lot F or the Parking Facility
(for directions and parking info:

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 1:00pm & 5:00pm

$25 Adults/$20 Seniors and Children Under 12
$10 NEIU Faculty and Students with ID – purchase at the Student Union desk

GROUP TICKETS: Purchase 10 or more tickets, and receive $10 OFF each ticket. Discount is automatically applied when you purchase tickets through the online portal link listed at the bottom of this page. Please note that this does not apply to "Tea with Clara" tickets or NEIU Faculty/Staff/Student tickets.

We are grateful for the support of the following:
• David and Lynn Kravis Family Foundation
• Northeastern Illinois University
• The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
• Copa Airlines – airline sponsor
• NIB Foundation
• Illinois Arts Council, a state agency


A Treat for the Entire Family!

Join us for a delightful tea party benefit planned around either of the two Sunday performances of the Ruth Page Civic Ballet's "The Nutcracker" on Sunday, Dec 3. Proceeds from “Tea with Clara” help support The Nutcracker production expenses. "Tea with Clara" is from 3:15-4:45 PM and includes your choice of:

•1PM show premiere seating, followed by the Tea
•5PM show premiere seating, preceded by the Tea

With either option, there will be plenty of sumptuous treats to eat, and you will get to visit with some of your favorite characters!

Performance & Tea: $85 Adults/$50 Children

Purchase Tickets to Dec 2-3 Performances

Purchase Tickets to "TEA WITH CLARA"