Pittsburgh's Favorite TraditionBuy Tickets! Benedum CenterMAPThe Nutcracker is "nothing short of magical" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). Propelled by Tchaikovsky's iconic score, this soaring story captures the awe and expectation of the night before Christmas when a mysterious gift sparks a wondrous adventure. As the colossal tree shoots skyward and snowflakes blanket the stage, the journey glides into a radiant Land of Enchantment brimming with virtuosic dances from faraway lands. Set in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh, this tradition resounds with more than 150 dancers, radiant scenery, astounding magic tricks and new surprises each season.Buy Tickets HereGroups 10+ Save: Call 412-454-9101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Build Your Own Subscription: Save 20% over single tickets and unlock VIP benefits. 2016 PERFORMANCE DATES December 02, 2016 11:00 AM Student Matinee December 02, 2016 7:00 PM December 03, 2016 2:00 PM December 03, 2016 7:00 PM December 04, 2016 12:00 PM December 04, 2016 4:30 PM December 09, 2016 7:00 PM December 10, 2016 2:00 PM December 10, 2016 7:00 PM December 11, 2016 12:00 PM December 11, 2016 4:30 PM December 15, 2016 7:00 PM December 16, 2016 7:00 PM December 17, 2016 2:00 PM December 17, 2016 7:00 PM December 18, 2016 12:00 PM December 18, 2016 4:30 PM December 20, 2016 7:00 PM December 21, 2016 7:00 PM December 22, 2016 7:00 PM December 23, 2016 7:00 PM December 24, 2016 11:00 AM December 24, 2016 3:30 PM December 26, 2016 7:00 PM December 27, 2016 2:00 PM Sensory Friendly December 27, 2016 7:00 PMRUN TIME:Act I - 57 minutesIntermission - 20 minutesAct II - 53 minutes LEARN MORE: Get more background on The Nutcracker by clicking on the repertoire page here, or dig deeper into the choreography, music and history of the production by downloading the Audience Production Guide. Don't miss our Children's Guide with activities to connect your child to the ballet! ENRICH YOUR THEATER EXPERIENCE: PBT educational programs for The Nutcracker Dec. 2, 9:30 PM - Afterthoughts: Stay after the performance for this special discussion about The Nutcracker with Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr and Company dancers. In the theater. No reservations necessary. Dec. 4, 11 AM - Talks with Terry: Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to watch the Company as they finish their warm-up class on stage and talk with Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr about The Nutcracker. In the theater. No reservations necessary. Dec. 10, 1 PM - Family Pointe: Explore the story and choreography of the ballet with Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr in this entertaining program designed for kids and families. Includes an opportunity to try out some steps from The Nutcracker! Benedum Rehearsal Studio B (enter on Liberty Ave.) Patrons of all ages are welcome! Benedum Rehearsal Studio B (enter on Liberty Ave.) Reservations: (412) 454-9109 or email@example.com.Audio-Described Performance Dec. 4, at 4:30 p.m. AND Dec. 11, at 4:30 p.m. Sign out a headset to listen to a live narration of the ballet (designed for visually impaired patrons). For more information about PBT's accessibility services, please call 412-454-9109 or visit PBT's accessibility services page. Tickets purchased from PBT cannot be resold, transferred or distributed to any ticket broker or any other person or entity for resale. Should PBT suspect that the ticket purchaser may be a ticket broker or associated with any ticket resale program, all current and future orders may be cancelled without notice or justification of action. PBT reserves the right to deny admission to any person with a ticket obtained in violation of these terms. WILL CALL - TO HELP PREVENT RESALE, GROUP TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW WILL NEED TO BE COLLECTED DIRECTLY FROM THE VENUE BOX OFFICE BY THE PURCHASER ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW. PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED TO PICK UP YOUR TICKETS AND THERE ARE STRICTLY NO NAME CHANGES.