Visions: A Nutcracker Experience

Chicago's Oldest Nutcracker Transformed

Online Virtual Event

  • Friday, December 4, 2020 - 6:00pm

  • Sunday, December 20, 2020 - 5:00pm

Chicago's oldest Nutcracker transformed! A socially distant experience based on themes and scenes from The Nutcracker.

Chicago’s oldest Nutcracker tradition is transformed into a one-of-a-kind, socially distant, immersive experience featuring live dance at the historic Ruth Page Center for the Arts located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Guests of Visions, in limited size groups, will be whisked away for an experience like no other as The Nutcracker comes to life across five floors! Suspend reality and join the Stahlbaum’s at their holiday gathering. Experience Clara’s dreams of sugar plums, rogue bon bons, impish peppermints, and a pine forest dusted with snow. Peek into Drosselmeyer's Workshop and the Kingdom of Sweets to see the Sugar Plum Fairy dance with her friends. Visions: A Nutcracker Experience gives everyone a chance to see The Ruth Page Center for the Arts as never before and an opportunity to celebrate the season in a whole new way.


We are so heartened by your support and trust in us throughout this Covid-19 pandemic. We are still very excited to bring you a new and immersive "The Nutcracker" production this year. Unfortunately, due to rising numbers of Covid-19 and new stay at home advisories, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all 33 in-person performances and transition to a virtual experience.

With that said, we would like to offer you the following options regarding existing or new ticket purchases:

Option 1: We humbly ask that you consider transferring your ticket purchase to a tax-deductible donation in support of The Ruth Page Center for the Arts. As a special gift, you will receive a 30-day all-access pass to both cast recordings on Vimeo. In addition, you have the option to request a "Visions: A Nutcracker Experience" Blue-Ray DVD.

Option 2: Receive a refund in full. You will still have the opportunity to purchase access to the cast recordings on Vimeo, should you so choose.

As we will no longer be able to accommodate family photos, we will process a full refund for that purchase item.

Raffle tickets are still available! Gift baskets featuring the iconic scenes from Ruth Page's The Nutcracker will be raffled off on the original show weekends! These baskets will feature French (Marzipan), Spanish (Hot Chocolate), and Chinese (Tea), as well as The Grand-Prize Nutcracker Basket, themed for the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara, and Drosselmeir. Each curated basket will feature custom-made face masks (as worn by the principal dancers), hand-decorated pointe shoes, spirits & treats from the Kingdom of Sweets, and more! (Value $150+)

Please reach out to Kayla at with your preferred method of transfer, or with any questions.

Tickets: $25 for one cast recording

Links to performances are now available for pre-order. Streaming starts December 7th, 2020. Visit