The Nutcracker at Artscape

15 to 24 December 2017

the nutcracker at artscapeThe Artscape Theatre hosts a perennial favourite for the festive season, The Nutcracker, featuring the dancers of the Cape Town City Ballet, joined by a cast of Cape Town’s younger dancers.

The traditional version of this fairytale ballet brings to life the story of Clara, Fritz and their eccentric uncle Drosselmeyer.

“There are few better ways to celebrate the festive season than watching a performance of Cape Town City Ballet’s The Nutcracker. ” Read Shirley-Ann Bezuidenhout’s review of The Nutcracker.

Venue: Artscape Theatre, Artscape Theatre Centre, 1-10 D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
Time: Wed, Fri & Sun 3pm, 7.30pm | Sat 2pm, 7.30pm
Cost: R120 – R200

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Tel: 021 421 7839
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WIN WITH WHAT’S ON IN CAPE TOWN: To stand a chance to win a pair of tickets to Cape Town City Ballet’s The Nutcracker, simply leave your full name and a comment below stating whether you would like to attend on 16, 20, 22 & 23 December. Draw takes place on 7 December 2017.
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Discussion98 Comments

  1. Li-Fen Chien – 20th please 🙂 My sister has been a ballet dancer for over 12 years and it would be amazing for her to attend this! Thanks!

  2. The Nutcracker is so special to me and I’ve been waiting so long to see it again! It would mean the world and, would love to go on the 16th, or the 23rd.

  3. Never been to a ballet and i arrive in Cape Town on the 22nd of December. So the 23rd would be best to see it. Thanks, Mawana Masani 🙂

  4. What a great prize to win – our first Christmas back in beautiful Cape Town – 20th December would suit me just fine!

  5. When the Nutcracker showed in Pretoria a few years ago I had tickets but missed the show due to an exam and have not seen it yet. I’m visiting Cape Town in December and would love to have the chance to see the Nutcracker (at last) on 20 or 23 December!

  6. I’d love to take my daughter to the Nutcracker for her 8th birthday on the 16th of December. She is ballet mad and would tuly love it.

  7. Sue Bellwood
    I’d love to take my daughter to the Nutcracker for her 8th birthday on the 16th of December. She is ballet mad and would tuly love it.

  8. Lovely x I would love for my daughter to go to her very first ballet with her 90yr old granny. 23 December 😘

  9. Would love to win tickets for the 20th,22nd or 23rd! Did ballet for 15 years and would love to show my boyfriend how special it is.

  10. I WOULD LOVE LOVE LOVE to take my daughter! We are not fussy on the date!! Would just be amazing to experience this ballet!

  11. 23rd December – I have never seen the ballet live. This is a treat for me and me alone after spending all my money on my kids for Christmas. Would be really blessed to go.

  12. Christmas is not the same without an annual Artscape play 🙂

    Would love to share experience with my special person on the 22nd December 2017 please

  13. I’ve never watched a live ballet promotion in my life. This show would be lovely to watch with my husband.
    i would appreciate it if i can win.

  14. I would love to take my daughter (Juliet 8) to See the Nutcracker! We would like to go on Wednesday 20 December please.

  15. Kerry-Ann van Rooyen

    Would love to see this even just once in real life, it was my favourite as a child. The last christmas present I received from my beloved grandfather was a ballerina doll with a cassette tape and the nutcracker was the music, so it has always been very special to me. My husband having done ballet before would also love to see this live. I would love to catch the matinee on the 20th, if I am the lucky winner chosen 🙂

  16. Deborah-Anne Swanepoel

    Deborah-Anne Swanepoel
    2017-12-16 or any of the other days.
    If I were to be lucky enough to win these tickets I would gift this beautiful and magical experience to my mother (77) and mother-in-law (fighting Cancer) if I’d be allowed to. Thank you.

  17. Wow would be amazing to watch with my daughter Amy, she did her Grade 3 RAD Exam this year.
    To win the tickets would be so amazing and would inspire my daughter. 23rd Dec

  18. Oh wow, what an awesome Christmas gift this will be for my daughter. She have been asking to go the whole time, but sadly I just cannot afford it right now 🙁

  19. I would love to attend the Ballet with my partner, one more thing we can scratch off our bucket list… 22 December please

  20. 2017 has been a tough nut to crack. The Nutcracker to kickstart my annual break on the 20th with my daughter will be just this side of heaven 💖.

  21. My 12,year old daughter loves ballet and we would really love to attend the Nutcracker on the 23 December 2017.

  22. 16 December – I would love to take my mom for her birthday <3 She loves the ballet, and the Nutcracker is one of her favourites!

  23. I would love to take my 8 year old daughter, Saabirah on the 23rd December pretty please. She has always asked me to take her to watch the Ballerinas on the stage but I was never at the means to take her, So winning these tickets would make me the best mommy ever and her with will come true 🙂

  24. To bring my work-life balance back to normal, especially this time of year – I would love to attend the Nut Cracker on the 20th!
    Holding thumbs! Many thanks!

  25. Nicole van der Merwe

    Nicole van der Merwe – Recently moved to Cape Town. Have NEVER been to a ballet before. Would love to be able to have this opportunity. Would go any night, I’d reschedule everything else to be able to see this performance!

  26. Thurston Goliath – my fiance loves CT ballet and The Nutcracker especially. I’d love to take her on 22 December.

  27. I would choose the 16 December, thanks for offering this opportunity. I remember when the back row seats were R1 – I haven’t been to see a ballet for many years1

  28. My previous comment was not loaded, just wanna say that I made an email account just so that I can enter (blush). Would really love to win this, please please. A perfect way to spend my 16th December.

  29. My fave ballet production ever! When I saw this promotion, I immediately made an email account so that I can enter. Please make my dreams come true as this would be a great way to spend my 16th December. Productions at the Artscape are always magnificent and of a high standard.

  30. I’ve been waiting for a ballet promotion so that I can enter. This makes me so excited! I’m all for seeing this production with my sister on the 16th Dec, because her birthday is the 15th. It’s the perfect present to give her because we both love ballet and love spending time together. Fingers crossed and thank you for the opportunity :).

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