The Nutcracker San Jose

Tickets to see the Original San Jose Nutcracker on sale now.

The Original San Jose Nutcracker

December 8 – 10, 2023 at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

The Original San Jose Nutcracker presented by San José Dance Theatre is celebrating 58 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.

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.
Michael L
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Just a BIG thank you to everyone for last night's VIP experience. What a blast! We had not been to The Nutcracker since 2016.....Just loved this year's updated staging and storyline and the beautiful costumes. Our thanks to all for giving us such a great evening, and the many memorable pictures we took with the dancers (Testimonial from 2019 Nutcracker)
on Goldstar 12/15/2019
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Such an amazing performance! The sets and costumes complimented the amazing dancing!
Jackie Brett
on Goldstar 12/14/2019
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Very nice production. Loved all the children in it and at the theater. Was a real Christmas Production and the dancing was good. Nice to have a live orchestra as well.

Once Upon A Nutcracker - The Children's 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).

Dates: Friday, December 8, 2023 @ 10:30 am. 

Tickets for this production are only $15.