The Nutcracker 2023

Peoria Ballet’s The Nutcracker returns to the Peoria Civic Center Theater on December 9 & 10. Treat your family to this enchanting story filled with moments of laughter, magic and delight. 100 Peoria Ballet students, joined by professional guest artists from New York City, dance to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score performed by a live orchestra. Kick off the holiday season with this festive treat for audiences of all ages!

In-Theater Outreach on Thursday, December 7th at 9:30 am & 12 pm

Saturday, December 9th at 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Sunday, December 10th at 2 pm


Tickets go on sale October 9, 2023.


Academy Performance 2024

Wednesday, May 29 at 6 pm

Ticketing begins in April 2024.

Five Points Washington


These programs are partially supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Community Foundation of Central Illinois.