Events / The Nutcracker and the 1904 World’s Fair

The Nutcracker and the 1904 World’s Fair

December 10, 2021 to December 12, 2021
Edison Theatre, 6465 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105 (United States)

Presented by Ballet 314

in Edison Theatre
reserved seating

Performances:
Friday, December 10 at 7pm
Saturday, December 11 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 12 at 2pm

Ballet 314 brings St. Louis’ favorite historical event and everyone’s most treasured holiday classic together in this unique re-telling of “The Nutcracker & the 1904 World’s Fair.” 

Clara and her sisters eagerly prepare for bed on Christmas Eve. After discovering a special walnut trinket, the family is reminded of the magical Toymaker they met at The World’s Fair. Share in their journey as Clara, Louisa, and Marie dance through a dream filled with familiar sights, sweets, and sounds. What more surprises await on Christmas morning? 

Performances are narrated. General public ticket price is $35.

Nutcracker Exhibition:
Saturday, December 11 at 12:30pm
Sunday, December 12 at 12:30pm

Get an inside peek “behind the gates” of The Nutcracker & the 1904 World’s Fair, and share some extra time with our professional company at Ballet 314’s Nutcracker Exhibition!

Exhibition Ticket includes: 

– 12:30 book reading, meet the characters, photo op/signatures
– Discount pricing at the boutique (Book, Nutcrackers, and more!)
– Seating at 2:00 performance 

Before the selected 2:00pm matinee performance, exhibition ticket holders will have special access to the theater at 12:30pm. At that time, audience members will listen to Clara read “The Nutcracker & the 1904 World’s Fair,” followed by signatures and photo opportunities with a few favorite characters from our professional company. See those characters take the stage in our full length, narrated production. 

Children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Groups with adult supervisor are permitted.

 Exhibition tickets are available in advance only and limited to the first 100 persons/show in order to provide a safe environment for social distancing and to enhance this special experience. Ticket price is $45, and hardcover books are discounted to $25 each for exhibition ticket buyers.

COVID-19 policies for patrons

All attendees are required to complete a health screener within 4 hours of arrival to campus. Be prepared to show the “Cleared for Campus” result to event staff upon arrival.
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Guests ages 12 and older are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. All guests must also show a photo ID for entry.

Masks are to be worn by all visitors ages 2 and up at all times while indoors on the Wash U campus. That includes the Edison lobby area, restrooms, and while seated in the theater.

Tickets required for children ages 3 & up. Children ages 2 & under may sit on a lap.