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!

UPDATE:  All performances of the Nutcracker – A Tale from the Bayou are SOLD OUT! 

Thanks, Baton Rouge for your overwhelming support!

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 cancel 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

  • Raising Cane’s River Center Ballroom

  • $30 – $65

  • Tickets at Ticketmaster.com,  the BRBT office at 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 optional masks for 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.



Sorry, we are SOLD OUT!

Purchase your tickets!

  • Ticketmaster.com
  • call BRBT office at 225-766-8379 (fewer fees)
  • River Center Box Office (no fees)

COVID-19 protocols

What to know

This venue is sold at 50% capacity.

  • Proof of vaccination is not required for admittance.
  • Face coverings are recommended but not required.
  • Do not attend the performance if you are feeling ill, have a temperature, or are displaying any signs of illness.