The Nutcracker

A Magical Night.
A Beautiful Tradition.

Northeastern Illinois University • Chicago, IL

  • Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

  • Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 1:00pm

  • Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 5:00pm


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 classic is back for three performances ONLY. Order your tickets early as all previous performances have sold out each year! Originally presented in the Arie Crown Theatre from 1965 until 1997, this production recreates highlights from Ruth Page's beloved original full-length staging. Exquisite dancing, world-renown 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

PARKING INFORMATION AS OF DEC 1: Parking is complimentary in Lot F next to the Auditorium for all performances of the Ruth Page Civic Ballet's "Nutcracker" December 3 & 4. Please disregard the posted notices indicating a parking permit must be purchased.


A Treat for the Entire Family!

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

Performance & Afternoon Tea
• $85 Adults
• $50 Children under 12

"Tea with Clara" includes your choice of:
• 1PM show premiere seating, followed by the Afternoon Tea
• 5PM show premiere seating, preceded by the Afternoon Tea

With either option, there will be plenty of sumptuous treats to eat and the chance to visit with some of your favorite Nutcracker characters! For ticket purchase, please see information at bottom of page.


We are grateful for the support of:
• 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 stage agency
• Fidelity Charitable and Ferson Creek Fund, a donor-advised fund

Performance Tickets: $25 Adults/$20 Seniors and Children Under 12/$10 NEIU Faculty and Students with ID

Directions and Parking Permits 

NEIU Performance Tickets

Tea with Clara Benefit Tickets