The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker – 35th Anniversary

A Mankato Ballet Company Tradition

Each year MBC puts on 5-8 performances of The Nutcracker over the weekends leading up to Christmas. This incredible holiday tradition began over 35 years ago and Mankato Ballet Company is thrilled to keep this production alive with incredible dancing, beautiful costumes and enchanting music; creating a joyful holiday experience for the entire family.

We are celebrating our 35th Anniversary of performing The Nutcracker in Mankato and surrounding communities!

The Nutcracker


MSU – Ted Paul Theatre

Performances and Times:

Thursday, December 10th at 7pm

Friday, December 11th at 7pm

Saturday, December 12th at 11am, 3pm and 7pm

Sunday, December 13th at 11am and 3pm

Ticket Information:

Adult Ticket Price: $30

Child Ticket Price: $20 (ages 12 and under)

Tickets may be purchased from the MSU box office.
Call or go online: 507-389-6661 –

Tickets are non refundable and ticketing fee applies to online purchases. Tickets will be available at the door.

Capacity Notes:

This year we can not offer free tickets to children under 2 as they require a seat and count as part of our total capacity restrictions for the size of the auditorium.

All tickets are general admission and our ushers will assist each group or family unit to an area so is distanced from other groups.

Group Tickets – Group sales are limited due to capacity restrictions

MBC offers group ticket prices for youth groups, non-profit groups, organizations that work with youth, and corporate events. For information please contact the Mankato Ballet Company DIRECTLY at 507-625-7716 or email us Please leave your contact information and the approximate number of people in your group and we will contact you with applicable discounts. DO NOT CONTACT THE MSU BOX OFFICE OR SEND PAYMENT TO THEM!!