Long Center for the Performing Arts
Type: Cultural Venues, Family Friendly, Performing Arts
The Long Center for the Performing Arts hosts the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, each year. Performed by Ballet Austin, The Nutcracker is the longest-running production of the seasonal... Read More
The Long Center for the Performing Arts hosts the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, each year. Performed by Ballet Austin, The Nutcracker is the longest-running production of the seasonal classic in Texas. Stephen Mills' take on this timeless tale features a cast of hundreds of dancers, including the charming and talented students from the prestigious Ballet Austin Academy who share the spotlight with our professional company of artists. Celebrate the magic of the holidays by experiencing this sweet treat with your family and friends, featuring live accompaniment by Austin Symphony Orchestra. The Nutcracker runs from December 5-23, 2015. The Long Center is also the place to see other holiday performances such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical (playing November 27-29) and Conspirare Christmas with Matt Alber (December 7).
- Box Office: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-4pm
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- Things to Do in December: "Since 1997, Ballet Austin has honored celebrities, community leaders and local VIPs by casting them in the colorful role of Mother Ginger; past honorees have included Ann Richards and Michael Dell."
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: The Long Center is a hub for family activities, especially over any holiday season.