Ballet just for kids

Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker


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Experience the world’s most famous ballet live on stage in a spellbinding production of The Nutcracker created especially for children aged three and up.

Join the narrator and a festive cast of characters at a marvellous Christmas party that transforms into a spellbinding, magical adventure. Children are fully immersed in the story and help make the magic happen on stage.

Storytime Ballet is an interactive, educational ballet production that encourages kids to learn, practise making magic and explore their love of dance! Packed with wonder and delight, this is the perfect first ballet experience for little boys and girls.

Pre-purchase your flashing wand voucher before Storytime Ballet. Wands are used throughout the performance to help make magic happen.
*Vouchers only valid for performances at Arts Centre Melbourne and Sydney Opera House.

Storytime Ballet is quickly becoming the highlight of the holidays

The Herald Sun

Magic, sweets and party tricks.

Artists of The Australian Ballet. Photography Jeff Busby.


Choreography Marius Petipa
Production and additional choreography David McAllister
Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume and set design Krystal Giddings
Lighting design Jon Buswell
Graphic artist Tracey Lee-Cooper

Storytime Ballet is sure to cultivate future aficionados of ballet

Simon Parris: Man in Chair

Such a wonderful introduction to the ballet and the theatre in general.

Canberra Times on Storytime Ballet

My daughter (3) loved the production, the story was interactive which was great and didn’t go too long. Well worth it.

I wanted to take my daughter to the ballet but was worried it would cost too much and go on for too long (most shows seem to be 2 hours long minimum). I was glad to find this show. All done and dusted in an hour and didn’t break the bank. Oh, and now my daughter wants to be a ballet dancer ❤️

Storytime Ballet Audience Member