The Nutcracker San Jose Dance Theatre

The original San Jose Nutcracker presented by San José Dance Theatre is celebrating 57 years of magic! The longest-running live production of The Nutcracker in San Jose has been a Bay Area family tradition since 1964.

San Jose Dance Theatre is excited to present this year’s productions back in the theater at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

We are excited to perform once again with the Cambrian Symphony, with musical direction by Scott Krijnen. Don’t miss out on seeing this performance.

Once Upon A Nutcracker - My Very First Nutcracker in San Jose, CA

See the show modified for young children!

San Jose Dance Theatre, for the first time, will perform a special abbreviated production of The Nutcracker, called Once Upon A Nutcracker (perfect if this is your very first Nutcracker experience). Designed for toddlers, preschoolers, and young children, enjoy excerpts of the production at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts.

 Once Upon a Nutcracker, excerpts of the production, one show only!

Dates: December 16, 2022

Tickets for this production are only $11 for children and  $20 for adults.

Nutcracker poster small size

Audiences across San Jose will be swept up in the magic of the season as San Jose Dance Theatre returns to the stage this December with the 56th annual classic Christmas favorite, The Nutcracker, performing at The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. SJDT will entertain communities across the San Francisco Bay Area with this magical Christmas story.

The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts December 9 – 18, 2022

Nutcracker Reviews

Pat Fraguglia
on Goldstar 12/11/2016
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The costumes were beautiful. The sets were spectacular especially that growing tree! The dancing was times I had tears in my eyes just at the brought joy to all who were lucky enough to experience it! A definite must see for the holiday experience. Can' wait until next year ! 🙂
Evelyn S
on Goldstar 12/08/2018
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It was a wonderful show for Christmas time. The dancers were world-class and presented great performances. Overall well plot, delightful and funny too.
Alfredo DeLeon
on Goldstar 12/15/2018
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It was an excellent adaptation of the Nutcracker ballet. Beautiful orchestra performance making everyone note fluid. Definitely recommend it to anyone that enjoys music and ballet.