The Nutcracker

presented by Iowa Dance Theatre

Join us for the Iowa Dance Theatre's celebration of its 30th Season as we once again present the story of a girl, her nutcracker, and the special dream they share.

The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party will be on Saturday, December 8 at the Des Moines Performing Arts Center at 12:30 pm. Tickets are $15 per person with limited capacity.  Tickets available at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office or at

The Nutcracker is choreographed and directed by a team of professionals from seven area studios, with dancers from over 25 different studios. This collaboration is at the heart of IDT's mission as we strive to give audiences the finest local performance by bringing together local students and professionals in a wonderful ballet experience.

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Ticket On-Sale Dates
Donors: Now Group Tickets (10+): Not available
General Public: Now Season Tickets: Not Available

Please note: all patrons, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket to be permitted into the theater for this production.
Des Moines Performing Arts
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Des Moines Performing Arts is a private 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporation presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states. It is the presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is the performing home of many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony and StageWest. Events, dates, times, performers and prices subject to change without notice.