The magic continues at the River Center Theater!

The Nutcracker – A Tale from the Bayou 



Tickets on sale now!

Get ready to relive the magic of Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s annual holiday production, The Nutcracker – A Tale from the Bayou!   You’ll be enchanted by the full sets of Nels Anderson, our favorite magical moments like the rising of the hot air balloon, and of course, the beautiful dancing of the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, more than 100 community dancers and some of the most sought after professional guest artists. 

These tickets are a hot seller so don’t wait to purchase yours! 

  • December 16-17, 2023

  • 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. each day

  • Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for Performing Arts

  • $30 – $90  All attendees must have a ticket for entry, regardless of age.

  • Tickets at,  the BRBT office at 225-766-8379,  or at the River Center Box Office.  Also available as part of a season package.  Details here.

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

  • Note:  There are some loud pyro effects and explosions in this production that very young children or sensitive adults may find upsetting.

GET discount with season tickets

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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Information for Cast Members

Everything you need to know as a 2023 cast member- COMING SOON