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Vancouver’s Goh Ballet Nutcracker Ballet at Christmas

Goh Ballet Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a world-famous ballet that’s popular at Christmas. Goh Ballet brings it to Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre in December.

In 2023 the shows runs from December 14th to the 17th. For tickets and full details about the performances see the gohnutcracker.com website.


Goh Ballet and The Nutcracker

Goh Ballet is a prestigious dance company that values dance as an important form of expression. The academy offers classes for children of all ages as well as for adults. There are auditions, educational classes and various levels of dance programs to progress through.

Each year Goh Ballet brings the famous Nutcracker production to Vancouver. The shows are exceptional and very popular. The company is directed by Chan Hon Goh, an international award-winning ballerina. Ms. Goh is also the executive producer of the Goh Ballet Nutcracker production.

Choreographed by Anna-Marie Holmes, the Christmas-themed show features over 200 dancers, gymnasts and actors who perform at a very high level. Another aspect of the production that makes it extra special is the live music performed by the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.


For tickets and full details click GohNutcracker.com.


Location and Dates

Goh Ballet has schools in both Vancouver and Toronto. Its Vancouver location is in a beautiful heritage building once occupied by the Royal Bank at 2345 Main Street. The Nutcracker production, however, takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Located at 630 Hamilton Street in downtown Vancouver, the venue is a stunning theatre that seats over 2,750 guests.

In 2023 The Nutcracker shows runs daily from December 14th to 17th. On the Thursday and Friday, the performances began at 7:30 pm. There are two shows on the Saturday, with one starting at 2:00 pm and the other at 7:30 pm. Lastly, the final performance of the season is on the Sunday at 2:00 pm.


Nutcracker Ballet (photo by Louis Li)
Nutcracker Ballet (photo by Louis Li)


2023 Admission

Tickets to Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker in 2023 are available online. Admission costs vary depending on where in the theatre you wish to sit and which type of ticket you buy.

Prices usually range from about $40 to $210 (plus taxes and online fees). Regular seats in the back corners of the theatre are typically the cheapest (but they still have pretty good views). Seats closer to the stage cost more. The most expensive tickets are for VIP seats which offer the best views of the show, a goody bag, an autographed card and exclusive access to activities before and after the show. Folks with VIP tickets can attend a champagne reception, meet the performers and get a backstage tour of the production.


For tickets to shows in Vancouver, see the GohNutcracker.com website.


About The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a classic play shown during the holiday season all around the world. The first performance was in 1892. Choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, the original score was produced by Tchaikovsky and based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King story by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann.

The plot of the show follows Clara on a magical adventure featuring the Sugar Plum Fairy and the heroic Nutcracker. The Nutcracker takes on an evil Mouse King and his large army of mice. The classic story is dark but also heart-warming. It’s a family-friendly show suitable for all ages.


The Nutcracker Party Scene (by Louis Li)
The Party Scene (Photo by Louis Li)


About Goh Ballet

Goh Ballet is one of the most prestigious ballet academies in Vancouver. The school is located at 2345 Main Street. Goh Ballet was founded in 1978 by Choo Chiat Goh and his wife Lin Yee Goh who immigrated to Canada from China where they were members of the National Ballet of China.

Today, the academy is run by their daughter Chan Hon Goh who is an award-winning ballet dancer and recipient of the Order of Canada.

Goh Ballet offers a wide range of classes for those of all ages. There are children’s programs for those are young as 7 as well as classes for adults and seniors. There is also the Goh Ballet Youth Company which is one of the most notable such programs in the country.


Other Information

To learn more about The Nutcracker and the Vancouver company behind its local performances, see the Goh Ballet website. For tickets to the show visit GohNutcracker.com.

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