Visions: A Nutcracker Experience

Chicago's Oldest Nutcracker Transformed

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts


  • December 4 - December 20


    Performance Calendar: December


Chicago's oldest Nutcracker transformed! An in-person, 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.
Audiences are required to wear masks and are capped at 10 attendees to maintain safe physical spacing.

Event Details
Run Time: Approximately 45 minutes
Dates: Friday, Dec. 4 - Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020
Show Times: Fridays and Saturdays - 6PM, 7PM and 8PM
Sundays - 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 4PM and 5PM
Tickets: $45 for adults, $25 for children (12 years and younger)

Covid-19: Check the event guidelines below to see how we're making this event safe.
Refunds (for any reason) accepted through Eventbrite up to 24 hours prior to your show time. To request a refund within 24 hours, contact the Center directly at 312-337-6543.

Optional add-ons for your experience

On-site photograph with your family or group
Photos will be printed on site and delivered to you upon your exit from the building!

Raffle tickets for 4 different divertissement themed baskets
Each week of performances, we will raffle off gift baskets based on the iconic scenes from Ruth Page’s The Nutcracker: French (Marzipan), Spanish (Hot Chocolate), and Chinese (Tea). The Grand-Prize Nutcracker Basket themed for the iconic characters Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara, and Drosselmeyer will be raffled off December 20, 2020.
Each curated basket will feature custom-made face masks (as worn by the principal dancers), hand- decorated pointe shoes, libations & treats from the Kingdom of Sweets, and more! (Value at $150.00+)



Tickets: $45 Adults (13+), $25 Children



Tickets available here!

Event guidelines can be found here.