Join us at The Nutcracker! Get your tickets here beginning November 1st!
Tickets for our upcoming production of The Nutcracker will be available for purchase beginning November 1st!
Join us December 13-15th for this charming production featuring a cast of nearly 200 children ages 7-18! Sumptuous handmade costumes, the classic Tchaikovsky score, and beautifully-trained dancers make this production a city-wide favorite, while a concurrent Holiday Bazaar and the gorgeous gothic architecture of historic Mandel Hall lend a festive air. A fresh new hip hop twist on the battle scene in this otherwise classical production draws new audiences in to the beloved ballet, and narration helps keep young children engaged. Critics agree that HPSD's one-act presentation is a great low-cost and family-friendly way to see The Nutcracker without compromising on production quality. Join us this December in Hyde Park, Chicago for 90 minutes of holiday magic. Join us for The Nutcracker!
Ticket Pricing & Performance Details:
• Friday, December 13 - 10:00 am*
• Friday, December 13 - 7:00 pm
• Saturday, December 14 - 1:00 pm**
• Saturday, December 14 - 6:00 pm**
• Sunday, December 15 - 2:00 pm**
• Adults: $25
• Seniors (ages 65+): $20
• Students (ages 5+): $10
• Children 4 and under: free
• Reserved section (all ages): $40***
***All seating for this performance is general admission.
The reserved section is a special-access section of seats at the front of the house. Seating within the reserved section requires reserved section tickets, but seats in the reserved section are not assigned.
Mandel Hall, inside the Reynolds Club
on the University of Chicago campus
1131 E. 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
*Student Matinee Performance:
The Friday 10 AM Student Matinee performance is closed to the general public. If you are a teacher or represent a school group looking for a fun and affordable seasonal field trip, please see our information for school groups who wish to attend our Student Matinee! The Student Matinee is now also to groups from senior living facilities and select organizations. Please contact us for more information!
**Enjoy access to our Holiday Bazaar when you come to these shows!
Join us for a Saturday or Sunday performance, and you'll be able to enjoy complimentary access to our HPSD Holiday Bazaar before or after the show! The bazaar, a joint presentation with our annual production of The Nutcracker, takes place on site, and offers kids the opportunity to meet the characters of The Nutcracker while parents mingle over holiday treats and do a little holiday shopping with a wide variety of great local vendors. Make this festive and family-friendly neighborhood affair a part of your family's holiday traditions this year! The HPSD Holiday Bazaar will take place Saturday, December 14th, from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm, and Sunday, December 15th, from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. The bazaar is open to the public, and no ticket purchase is required to attend.