Summer Seat Sale: Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ before Christmas in Surrey

Bell theater dates for ‘BC’s only professional version of the winter classic’

Summer is only just starting, but there is still a pre-Christmas production of it the Nutcracker is already being hyped in Surrey.

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet brings a touring production of the dreamlike dance show to the Bell Performing Arts Center on the weekend of November 23-24, dates presented by Ballet BC.

Tickets and show details can be found on the theater’s website and also at rwb.org, home to one of the most historic dance companies in North America, with roots dating back to 1939.

“BC’s only professional version of the winter classic is danced to a majestic and instantly recognizable Tchaikovsky score,” says the company’s website.

“Follow the adventures of Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, the Sugar Plum Fairy and more whimsical characters as they discover the magic of a quintessential Canadian holiday season. A timeless tradition for all ages.”

The tour includes shows in Surrey, Vancouver, Nanaimo and Victoria. At the bell in Sullivan Heights, the Nutcracker will be performed three times in November, Saturday at 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM and Sunday at 5:00 PM. Tickets start at $48 and go up to $150.

Last December, New Westminster-based Royal City Youth Ballet returned to the Surrey Arts Center with four daytime performances the Nutcracker as part of an annual tour of the region. The company’s website is advertising 2024-2025 auditions, for dancers ages six to 18, on Sunday, June 23.