Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker

Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker for Kids In Step
Share this magical, one-hour journey with your students

Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker is supported by:


Reservation Form & Payment

KIS Performance Date Time Venue Reservation Deadline Price per Ticket Reservation Link
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

11 am

The Fox Theatre November 13, 2017 $10 Click here to reserve online.
Thursday, December 14, 2017

11 am

The Fox Theatre November 14, 2017 $10 Click here to reserve online.


Reserve Online

*The Nutcracker reservation deadline has been extended! Seats still available, so make your group's reservation today!*

Click here to dowload pdf version of the reservation from. Please print and fill out the form before emailing back to or mailing to Atlanta Ballet, Attn: Kids In Step, 1695 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. NO FAXES, PLEASE!


Your reservation is not confirmed until full payment is received. In order to complete your reservation in a timely and efficient manner, all information and payments must be finalized one month prior to your performance date. Payments can be submitted by phone or by mail:

Phone: 404.873.5811 x 150

Kids In Step
Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre
1695 Marietta Blvd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Know Before You Go

Click here for the Kids in Step 2017|2018 fact sheet.

Click here for the Know Before You Go information sheet.

Below are some helpful tips provided by The Fox Theatre to help make your experience more enjoyable:


Your security is of the upmost importance to us!  Each guest will be required to pass through a security check point in order to gain entrance in to the theatre.  Magnetometers will be in use.  Prohibited items include weapons of any kind (firearms, knives, pepper spray, etc), bags larger than 8.5”x11”, illegal substances, outside food and beverage, animals or pets, and professional cameras. Thank you for your cooperation!

The Story

Our story begins more than 100 years ago on a snowy Christmas Eve in St. Petersburg, Russia. Drosselmeyer, an ingenious toymaker, finishes making gifts for a party at the Petrov house. On his way, he passes the magical town clock he created. As it chimes, three curious and prophetic images appear: a ballerina, a nutcracker, and a terrifying rat king.

Act I
Nicolas gets into mischief and starts the battle between the toy soldiers and the mice led by the Rat King, but Marya saves the Nutcracker by slaying the Rat King. Nicholas realizes that choosing conflict leads only to darkness. He now feels grown up and understands that his sister’s love and support are what matter most. Drosselmeyer rewards Marya’s courage and takes her on a fantastic journey to a crystal kingdom.

Technical Demonstration
The students get a sneak peek at backstage work that includes set changes, costumes, lighting design, and much more.

Act II
Marya arrives in the Sugar Candy Kingdom, where she is hosted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. There is a glorious ball, complete with dancers from exotic lands. Marya is enraptured, until she wakes in her bedroom and realizes it was all a dream.

Click here to download the synopsis.

2017|2018 Nutcracker Study Guide

The Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker study guide will be available in November to groups with completed reservations.

The Kids In Step study guide is available to teachers and students. Our goal is to provide extra-curricular materials to aid and enhance the learning experience with the students' involvement with dance. The study guide will help teachers and students explore dance by learning basic concepts and principles of dance. Teachers and students will also learn about the production they plan to attend. All study guides meet Georgia Performance Standards.


Kids In Step is in collaboration with Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre & ArtsBridge. The program is made possible with the support of: 




Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation

Charles Loridans Foundation

Coco Mathieson and Atlanta Ballet dancers. Photos by Charlie McCullers.