The Nutcracker


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If you would like to give yourself and your family a truly memorable Christmas treat, then invite them all to see the Nutcracker! This classical ballet is suitable for even the youngest members of the family, with the story taking place under the Christmas tree and telling of presents that come to life during the night. The extremely elaborate work – in addition to dancers and orchestra, there is also a choir – is filled with familiar tunes to which everyone can hum along. On our stage it will be danced with the traditional Russian choreography, historical costumes and a historical set. The calibre is breathtakingly high – the Mariinsky Ballet always sets the lofty standard against which all other ballet companies have to measure themselves.

Tickets available from 40 € to 130 €
  • The Nutcracker
    Ballet in two acts based on the libretto by Marius Petipa, in turn based on the story by E. T. A. Hoffmann.
    Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Solists: Alina Somova and Vladimir Shklyarov

    Estimated end time: 08:45 pm

    • Vasily Vainonen
    • Simon Virsaladze
    • Mariinsky Ballett
    • Mariinsky Orchester
  • Concession tickets

    Festspielhaus Baden-Baden will grant concession tickets in all price categories to students, trainees, military and civil servicepersons, holders of the Baden-Baden Family Pass, pensioners and severely handicapped persons (disability exceeding 70 percent). Concession passes must be presented upon entry. Wheelchair spaces can only be purchased directly at the Festspielhaus booking Office.

    Individual subscription

    With an individual subscription you are not only able to choose and secure tickets for all your favourite performances; you can also make a considerable saving.  An individual subscription is dependent on the number of different performances chosen. For a simultaneous purchase of 7 or 8 tickets for 7 or 8 different performances, you will receive a discount of 10% off the original ticket price. For a simultaneous purchase of 9 tickets or more for 9 or more different performances, you will receive a discount of 15% off the original ticket price. The benefits of an individual subscription can also be used for concession tickets. Within an individual subscription, both regular priced tickets and concession tickets can be combined. A combination of different seating categories is always available.

    Please note: All performances must be booked on the same day. Pooling individual bookings after purchase does not count as an individual subscription.

    Unfortunately it is not possible to book an individual subscription online.

    Please address your booking, in writing, to:

    Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

    Service Center Ticketing

    Beim alten Bahnhof 2

    76530 Baden-Baden


    It is of course possible to make an appointment to discuss the options either by telephone or in person. Please call +49 72 21 / 30 13 101.


    Gift vouchers of any value starting from € 10 are available for purchase by calling 0049 / 72 21/30 13-101. The vouchers can be used for ordering tickets, a meal in the “Aida” restaurant, when booking a travel package, or at any of the Festspielhaus bars. Unfortunately it is not possible to redeem a gift voucher when purchasing online.


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