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  • Ticket Cost

    R175 - R495
  • Start Date

    Dec 07 2022
  • Theatre

    Opera house
  • Duration


What would the festive season be without the magical, uplifting tale of The Nutcracker Prince! The beautiful dancers of CAPE TOWN CITY BALLET present this extraordinary Christmas narrative of Clara, her brother Fritz, the handsome Nutcracker Prince, and the Mouse King.

Celebrating the 130th anniversary of the premiere of this charming ballet story, set on Christmas Eve at a celebratory gathering of family, friends & children, an enigmatic and enchanting story unfolds.

The children receive their special gifts, and Clara is beguiled by her very unusual nutcracker doll. She falls asleep holding her new friend, and dreams that she saves the doll’s life in a “fierce” battle against The Mouse King.

Just like that…. the doll magically transforms into a handsome prince, who whisks Clara away to the Kingdom of the Sweets through the Land of Snow.

The enigmatic Sugar Plum Fairy welcomes Clara & the Prince to her land as special guests and treats them to a spectacular display of the world’s most wonderful sweetie delicacies.

Audiences will be treated to a sparkling & captivating journey of magic and wonderment and all the feel-good moments of the festive season!

The CAPE TOWN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA appears at select performances …. the dynamic dancers of the CTCB for select performances.



7 December, 2022 / 7:30 pm
23 December, 2022 / 9:30 pm
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Underground Parking

Parking is available at the Cape Town Civic Centre’s basement parking, Mondays to Fridays between 6pm and 11pm. Parking will be available on Saturdays and Sundays as well as public holidays, for matinee and evening performances. Access to the parking area is via Jan Smuts Street.

• No cash will be accepted/handled at the entry point;
• Payments can be made with Debit/Credit card;
• The parking fees are as follows: - Normal fee: R27.00; - Pensioners: R17.00;
• The gate to the parking will be closed 15 minutes after the starting time of a performance and opened after the performance;
• For security reasons, patrons will be required to inform the attendant which production they are attending, you may also provide proof of a reservation to a production or an event, or proof of invitation to a production or event, at the entry point;
• Patrons are to contact the emergency number (021) 400 2828 in the event of an emergency;
• For your safety a security guard will be stationed at the garage entry

Wheelchair Access

Limited facilities for wheelchairs are available in the Opera House and Theatre in accordance with safety regulations. Wheelchair seats can be booked at the Artscape Box Office, at any Computicket outlet, or through the Computicket call centre. Please note that the Arena is not wheelchair friendly. Toilets for wheelchair-bound patrons aresituated in the Marble and Chandelier Foyers of the Opera House and on the lower level of the Theatre Foyer. Limited parking bays are available for bona fide Disabled Parking Disc Holders in the tunnel area opposite the Stage Door entrance, and in the staff parking area. A drop-off facility is available in the tunnel area for patrons who have difficulty walking. Prior arrangements in all regards should be made with the Theatre Manager.


Disabled Parking and Wheelchairs are available on site but should be pre-booked by contacting Artscape Dial-a-seat on 021 421 7695