Celebrate our “Homecoming” to the River Center Theater!

The Nutcracker – A Tale from the Bayou 

‘Sno better way to kick off the 2022-2023 season!


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!   The show returns to its home stage, the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for Performing Arts, and we are so very excited for this “Homecoming”!  Once again, 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 and guest artists, Sophie Bertolini and Francisco Estevez as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier!   These tickets are sure to be a hot seller so don’t wait too long to purchase yours! 

  • December 17-18, 2022

  • 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 Ticketmaster.com,  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.

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.



Four ways to buy!

Purchase your tickets!

  • Ticketmaster.com
  • call BRBT office at 225-766-8379 (fewer fees)
  • River Center Box Office (no fees)
  • As part as a season package.  Celebrate all season and save!  Details here.

Cast Member Information

Everything you need to know

Coming in town for the performance?  Please support our hotel sponsor by making your reservations at Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Baton Rouge!  Its conveniently located to the theatre and you might run into the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier while there!  Thank you to Visit Baton Rouge for their support of this partnership.