Voted “Best-Loved Nutcracker
in the Nation”

– Goldstar Audience Survey –

Nutcrackers come and go, but only one is so spectacular, so charming, so heart-warming and memorable that it has become Southern California’s favorite.

Voted “Best-Loved Nutcracker in the Nation” by Goldstar audience survey in 2018 and 2019, the Long Beach Nutcracker returns to the Terrace Theater December 17th – 19th.  The Los Angeles Times proclaimed: “Crammed with special effects, the familiar Long Beach Ballet version of The Nutcracker has nearly everything money can buy.  For opulent, family-oriented, entertainment — seek no further.”  Tickets will be on sale this October through TicketMaster and at the Long Beach Convention Center Box Office.


Fri. December 16th – 7:30 p.m.

Sat. December 17th – 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Sun. December 18th – 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Sat. December 22nd – 7:30 p.m.

Sun. December 23 – 7:30 p.m.

Ticketmaster Reviews

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Excellent performance!

Entertaining from beginning to end! Beautiful talent across the stage, impressive backdrops, special effects, surprise moments of laughter, and tears of joy from the beauty of it all. Purposely chose this production because it is the only one with a live orchestra; you will not be disappointed.

By AJZH on 12/17/19

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Having back stage passes was great to see and take photos with cast. Children were amazed

By Mike on 12/17/19

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This year’s presentation of the Nutcracker was spectacular! The precise choreography, the exquisite costumes that fit perfectly into the thrilling scenery and the technical expertise of the dancers brought together a magnificent performance. I especially liked that part of act two was brought forward into the party scene. Great job Director David Wilcox.

By Linda on 12/27/18

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