Welcome back to the theatre!

Welcome back to the stage!

The Nutcracker – A Tale from the Bayou 

On stage, en pointe, and on the Bayou!  BRBT’S Nutcracker is BACK!


The renovation of the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts has been unfortunately delayed by Hurricane Ida.  We are doing our best to present the best show possible by moving “The Nutcracker – A Tale from the Bayou” to the River Center Ballroom.

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s annual holiday production, The Nutcracker – A Tale from the Bayou is finally returning to live performance after two years of not setting foot on a stage.  While we are very disappointed that Hurricane Ida delayed renovations to our traditional home, the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, we are pleased to not have to reschedule this much-anticipated event.  Instead, the Ballet will simply move the performance to the River Center Ballroom, where we can use our dynamic and colorful projections created by André Chapoy.   BRBT will again be joined by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, so don’t miss this magical celebration of the holiday season, where you’ll be enchanted by beautiful choreography, fun magic, and new twists on many scenes. 

  • December 18-19, 2021

  • 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. each day

  • Baton Rouge River Center Ballroom

  • $30 – $65

  • Tickets at Ticketmaster.com,  225-766-8379,  or at the River Center Box Office

  • Clear bag policy in effect for the River Center spaces.  See below for details.

  • The River Center will abide by all current state mandates for COVID-19 which at present includes masks for all attendees.  This is a very fluid situation and may change by the time of the performance.

Clear Bag Policy

for all attendees

Clear bags for all River Center performances

All bags brought into the River Center Theatre must be clear plastic not to exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″ or  a one gallon clear plastic freezer bag (like a Ziploc).  Exceptions will be made for medically necessary supplies in a bag appropriate to the size of the medical supplies.  The River Center strongly encourages patrons to not bring any type of bag to events.



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