West Australian Ballet - The Nutcracker

​The Nutcacker

18 November - 11 December 2016

His Majesty's Theatre, Perth



World Premiere

By resounding popular request, West Australian Ballet brings to His Majesty’s Theatre’s stage a brand new, lavish production of the all-time favourite Christmas classic, The Nutcracker.

This traditional ballet, set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky, will capture your imagination and transport you to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing sugar canes.

Follow Clara as she embarks on a journey filled with colourful characters, breathtaking costumes, and majestic scenery. From the captivating Land of Sweets, to the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, the evil Mouse King, and the iconic snow scene, this enchanting story will enthral audiences of all ages.

Start your Christmas season in grand style, making memories to cherish with the ones you love.

Approximate running time 2 hours.




Choreography: Jayne Smeulders, Aurélien Scannella, Sandy Delasalle

Music: Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky

Sets and Costumes: Charles Cusick Smith, Philip R Daniels

Lighting: Jon Buswell

Conductor: Myron Romanul


Tuesday 30 November 2016, 5:45pm
Thursday 17 November 2016, 5:45pm

Learn more about the production of The Nutcracker
This fascinating talk begins 45 minutes prior to the performance, in the Dress Circle level at His Majesty’s Theatre.


27 November 2016, 2:00pm
4 December 2016, 2:00pm
11 December 2016, 2:00pm

Join our Storyteller in the Dress Circle level to hear the classic tale read aloud before enjoying the ballet.


West Australian Ballet presents special matinee performances for primary and secondary schools, Ed Support Centres, home schools and dance schools, performed at the iconic His Majesty’s Theatre.

For more information, view the WAB Schools page here.

For more information, please visit the WA Ballet website.