Ruth Page Civic Ballet's "The Nutcracker"

With Guest Artists from Cuba's Acosta Danza and Ballet Nacional de Cuba

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago


  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 3:00pm

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

  • Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

  • Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 5:00pm



“This cherished version, originally choreographed by Ruth Page herself, is a piece of Chicago history worth seeing.” The Chicago Tribune

The Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s popular recreation of this holiday classic is back to perform at NEIU for four performances ONLY. Originally presented in the Arie Crown Theatre from 1965 until 1997, this production recreates Ruth Page’s iconic and beloved original full-length staging. Featuring international guest artists from Cuba's Acosta Danza and the prestigious Ballet Nacional de Cuba, alongside the Ruth Page Civic Ballet's elite company, experience the exquisite dancing, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets like never before! Order your tickets early as past performances have sold out each year!

Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium
Steinberg Fine Arts Center
Enter at 3701 West Bryn Mawr
Parking Lot F or the Parking Facility with paid permit (see link below for specific information)

The Ruth Page Civic Ballet is proud to be an Artist In-Residence of the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. The 2018 Season is presented in part by the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council – a state agency, Northeastern Illinois University, and the NIB Foundation.

Special thanks to Copa Airlines, the Ruth Page Center's Official International Airline Partner to Latin America.



$32 Adults
$20 Students, Seniors and Children under 12
$10 NEIU Students, Faculty and Staff per ID (purchase at the NEIU Welcome Center)



Purchase tickets securely online HERE

Information regarding directions and parking can be found HERE

To contact the NEIU Box Office, please call 773-442-INFO (4636).

For any additional information, please call the Ruth Page Center for the Arts at 312-337-6543 or email us at info@ruthpage.org.