Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Goh Ballet delivers entertaining Nutcracker

Vancouver Sun


630 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6

The Nutcracker makes you dream of a delightful Christmas filled with happiness and laughter.

Darpan Magazine, 2016

VIP Experiences

Make the season sparkle with an elegant VIP experience at Goh Ballet’s critically acclaimed production of ‘The Nutcracker!’

Your experience includes 1 prime orchestra seat, a collectable Program and Limited Edition autographed show card. The grand Mother Ginger, affectionately known as Mère Gigogne will greet and usher you to a pre-show champagne reception for a photo op with costumed dancers. After the show, behold the magic of the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy up close with an exclusive private backstage tour and a meet-and-greet with performers on stage!

Book your VIP Experienceby selecting seats in rows 3-10 of the orchestra section at any show.

Attending The Ballet

Gorgeously nostalgic, the sets and costumes invoke a bygone era when the Christmas festivities came shrouded in glamour and mystery.

Deirdre Kelly, Dance Critic, Critics at Large, Jan 2017
  • Please remember to turn off all cell phones, paging devices and digital watches before the performance begins.
  • Snacks and beverages are available for your enjoyment in the theatre lobby before the show and during intermission.
  • While a dress code is not enforced, it’s recommended that you dress appropriately out of respect for the performers.
  • Performances begin promptly, please be sure to be on time. Latecomers will not be seated. Exceptions will be considered at the discretion of the Theatre Manager.

Children at the Ballet

  • The Nutcracker is a family production and therefore children of all ages are welcome. Please note that we do not allow babes-in-arms, so every infant and/or child must have his/her own ticket.
  • Children are required to purchase a ticket — please contact Ticketmaster for further information.
  • Complimentary booster cushions are available at the theatre to help children view the ballet without obstruction.


When do tickets go on sale for The Nutcracker?

Tickets usually go on sale in the late Summer each year for the following December. You can check the homepage of this website to check if they are currently on sale.

Are there discounted tickets for Seniors, Children, Students or large groups?

There are discounted tickets for Seniors (65 years and up) and Children (0-12 years old) available on the Ticketmaster.ca site. Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more, please contact us via Nutcracker@GohBallet.com for details.

What is the policy on late seating?

Show policy is latecomers will not be seated until Intermission. Exceptions will be considered in cases of inclement weather, parking issues and/or box office delays. Please try your best to be on time.

Can a small child sit on my lap during the performance?

For fire and building safety reasons the theatre does not allow children in laps, and each person in the theatre must have a ticket. We recommend the show for children 3 years old and up.

I am bringing a child to the ballet and I am afraid that they will have trouble seeing over people’s heads. Is there anything that I can do?

Yes – Booster cushions are available at the theatre for free to help children view the ballet without obstruction.

What should I wear?

Although there is no dress code, it is recommended that you dress out of respect for the dancers. Most patrons wear “business attire” (men: coat and tie, women: dresses or dress pants) or “dressy casual”.

Does the theatre have an elevator?

Yes — the theatre has an elevator and ushers are happy to assist you in finding your section and seats.

Is handicap-accessible seating available?

Yes. There is handicap and wheelchair accessible seating at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre. For more information contact Ticketmaster 1.855.985.5000 for more information and to purchase your tickets.

Right from the curtain rising through the following two hours of the outstanding production, surprise and delight followed one after another.