hip hop and ballet meet in HPSD's The Nutcracker!

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Nutcracker Tickets On Sale Now!

Get 'em while you can - tickets for this year's production of The Nutcracker are now available! 

Reserve your seats today at hydeparkdance.org/tickets!

Join us in beautiful Mandel Hall (1131 E. 57th Street) December 14-16th for this charming production of the classic holiday favorite! Narration and pricing for children, students, and seniors make this a great Nutcracker for the whole family.

Stunning classical ballet and the beloved Tchaikovsky score get a welcome hip hop infusion in our production by way of our special battle scene, where the original sword fight to the death between the Nutcracker's soldiers and the Mouse King's army is replaced with a breaking battle that teaches kids they can work out their issues without resorting to violence.

The grandeur of historic and ornate Mandel Hall sets the scene for a theatre-going experience to remember, and our sumptuous costumes, visually-arresting choreography, professional production quality make this neighborhood non-profit's take on The Nutcracker one of the city's best-loved versions!

Join us this December for The Nutcracker, presented by Hyde Park School of Dance!


  • Friday, December 14 - 7:00 pm 
  • Saturday, December 15 - 1:00 pm 
  • Saturday, December 15 - 6:00 pm 
  • Sunday, December 16 - 2:00 pm

Ticket options:

  • Adults:  $25 
  • Seniors (ages 65+):  $15 
  • Students (ages 6+):  $10 
  • Children 5 and under:  free 
  • Reserved section (all ages): $40


Hyde Park School of Dance wishes to thank the University of Chicago's Office of Civic Engagement for their generous sponsorship of this community event!


Running Time
90 minutes


Mandel Hall

1131 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8069