"The New Ballet ... hits a home run with SJ-centric adaptation." 

- Tad Malone, Metro Silicon Valley

A new look at a timeless tradition.
Two charming productions
with affordable tickets for the whole family.

The San Jose Nutcracker: a full two act performance for the whole family - includes accompaniment by The New Ballet Orchestra

My Very First Nutcracker: a one hour performance for our youngest audiences

The San Jose Nutcracker

The San Jose Nutcracker is a classical holiday ballet unique to our home town. Presented in partnership with History San Jose, it tells the well-loved story of Clara and the Nutcracker, while featuring historical references to the heritage that has made Santa Clara Valley the center of innovation it is today. NEW FOR 2017! The New Ballet Orchestra, a professional orchestra led by New Ballet Conductor Thomas Shoebotham will accompany performances of The San Jose Nutcracker! Tickets start at just $19.00.

My Very First Nutcracker

My Very First Nutcracker is a special shortened performance for our youngest audiences - great for toddlers! This performance is presented at a reduced ticket price for young families and is danced to a recorded score. Tickets start at just $12.50.


Your family's new holiday tradition.