See Ballet Chicago, San Jose & Moscow Ballet's Nutcracker performances online

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Best Virtual Nutcracker Ballet 2020 Options

A lot of us can’t travel right now.  And so you may think you can’t enjoy your favorite holiday traditions this year.

But we’ve learned to get creative in 2020.  And so there are ways to feel you are taking a vacation or going out even if it is virtual.

So luckily, there are some great options for virtual Nutcracker ballets.  This is a great way to enjoy the Nutcracker from the safety of your home.

It is also a wonderful way to support the ballet!  Buying a ticket could help some wonderful ballets stay afloat during a really tough time.

Ballet Chicago’s The Nutcracker — Online

Love watching Ballet Chicago performing The Nutcracker at the Athenaeum Theatre?  Well, you still can this year!  They are actually sharing two Nutcracker events with the public.

The first Nutcracker includes fully intact historic archival performances.  It will be streamed through Zoom.

The second includes dancers from Ballet Chicago’s current roster.  They’ll tape 12 restaged & socially distanced dances at the Athenaeum Theatre.  They then will insert these dances into existing historic footage to create the full-length Nutcracker.  That will also be streamed through Zoom.

Click here to get a 50% discount on your virtual ticket.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Christmas Stream

The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker can still be seen this year – and you can do it from the safety of your home!  In addition to seeing this beautiful ballet, the stream features extras.  They’ll show you some behind-the-scenes action from world-class artists along with the creators and designers of this production.

Click here to save up to $7 on this virtual event.

The San Jose Nutcracker: Short and Sweet — Livestream

You can watch this from anywhere, but this is a Nutcracker production unique to San Jose, California.  It features sections of Tchaikovsy’s beloved Nutcracker score performed live in a creative two-piano arrangement.  It will also include historical references to the heritage of Santa Clara Valley.  It is a great way to see San Jose dancers perform this beloved ballet but from the safety of your home.

Click here to save $5 on this virtual event.