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 Raising Cane’s River Center Performing Arts Theater, and we are so very excited for this “Homecoming”!  Once again, you’ll be enchanted by the full sets of Nels Anderson, our favorite magic moments like rising of the hot air balloon, and of course, the beautiful dancing of the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre and guest artists, Gabi Lukasik 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

  • River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts

  • $30 – $90

  • 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.

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.

COVID-19 protocols

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