2021-2022 Fall Season

Fort Wayne Ballet Presents:

The Nutcracker 2021

Fort Wayne Ballet’s The Nutcracker


Overflowing with childhood wonder and holiday joy, Fort Wayne’s annual tradition – Fort Wayne Ballet’s The Nutcracker – is a family favorite!

Join Clara and her magical Nutcracker Prince as they journey to the Kingdom of Sweets in this holiday classic!

Tickets Starting at $35

For an extra special treat, we’re excited to once again have the live music of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic December 3 – 5.

The Nutcracker Partners and Sponsors
Fort Wayne Ballet thanks its “Muttcracker” partners, City of Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control and Humane Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne Ballet thanks The Nutcracker presenting sponsor Aunt Millies, and supporting performance sponsors Steel Dynamics, Peg-Perego, and Covington Travel, as well Main Stage sponsors Lincoln Financial Group, Sweetwater, Lake City Bank, 3Rivers.


  • 03 December 2021 / Fri - 7:30 PM*
  • 04 December 2021 / Sat - 2:00 PM* and 7:30 PM*
  • 05 December 2021 / Sun - 2:00 PM*
  • 09 December 2021 / Thu - 7:30 PM
  • 10 December 2021 / Fri - 7:30 PM
  • 11 December 2021 / Sat - 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  • 12 December 2021 / Sun - 2:00 PM

Special Sensory-Friendly Performance:  DECEMBER 7 at 6:30 PM

Fort Wayne Ballet is happy to partner with the support of AWS Foundation to provide a special Sensory-Friendly Performance of The Nutcracker for families coping with sensory sensitivities. Lower sound and lighting levels, reduced special effects, designated quiet areas and remote viewing in the lobby, and trained staff on-hand to accommodate families’ needs. Tickets are free and available by calling 260.422.4226. This performance is not open to the general public.


Kris Kringle Village Marketplace — NEW in 2021!

Fort Wayne Ballet is excited to launch Kris Kringle Village as part of its festivities with The Nutcracker and to center seasonal holiday activity on the Arts Campus. The village takes its cue from traditional German Christmas Markets that fill the holidays with food, entertainment, and seasonal ornaments, gifts, and fare. The Village will open during Night of Lights and weekends during The Nutcracker find the full list of times and vendors at KrisKringlefw.com!

Coming Soon: Kris Kringle Village