Ruth Page’s ‘The Nutcracker’

The beloved holiday classic returns in 2022!

Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium
Steinberg Fine Arts Center
3701 West Bryn Mawr

  • Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 7:00pm

  • Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 1:00pm

  • Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 5:00pm

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

Presented as part of the Ruth Page Dance Series in collaboration with Northeastern Illinois University, the quintessential holiday and family classic is back! The little girl heroine, her mysterious godfather magician, the battle between toy soldiers and mice, a forest glade of dancing Snowflakes – these iconic scenes are brought to life in this beautiful production of Ruth Page’s ‘The Nutcracker.’ Originally presented in the Arie Crown Theater from 1965 until 1997, this production recreates Ruth Page’s iconic and beloved original full-length staging. Featuring international artists alongside the Ruth Page Civic Ballet Training Company’s elite dancers, experience the exquisite performances, 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 at bottom for directions and additional parking information)

Can't make the December 3-4 Nutcracker performances? There is still an opportunity to see this magical production at College of Lake County on December 17! ‘The Nutcracker’ production travels to Grayslake for two performances at the James Lumber Center Saturday, Dec. 17 at 1 and 5 p.m. Visit or call (847) 543-2300.

$40 Adults
$25 Students, Seniors and Children under 12
$10 NEIU Faculty and Staff (one ticket per ID)
$5 NEIU Student (one ticket per ID)

Tickets go on sale October 1 at!