The Nutcracker has the kind of sets and amazing costumes you’d expect to see in a touring Broadway show.

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Auditions for Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Join the magic and take part in the show of the season!

Vancouver’s most beloved Christmas tradition, Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker, returns for a very special 13th season at Vancouver’s own Queen Elizabeth Theatre from December 15 – 19, 2021. Audition to dance in a variety of roles as we cast dancers from age 6 and up. Embark on an incredible journey to bring the show to life in the Land of the Snow, Lemonade Sea and arrive at the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

This is a globally renowned production that features international ballet stars performing with you, our homegrown talent. Choreography by Emmy award-winning dance luminary, Anna-Marie Holmes, accompanied by live music from the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.

Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker Open Auditions for all ballet dancers aged 6 and up, beginners to professionals, will take place on September 12, 2021, with rehearsals beginning Friday, September 24, 2021.

Audition Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021

Audition Location: Goh Ballet Academy, 2345 Main Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Roles available: All Act I and II ensemble and soloist roles in Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker. The audition is open to all ballet dancers in British Columbia aged 6 and up.

Auditions for specialty roles will take place on a separate date. Check back soon for more information.

The audition schedule may be viewed here.

All dancers must pre-register to audition. Download the registration form here.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 site. Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more, please contact us via 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.