The Nutcracker coming to Kodak Center on December 12th

By Kelly Zaryk, Publisher and Editor of Macaroni Kid Eastside of Rochester November 8, 2023
'Tis the season for making unforgettable memories with your family! Whether you're a kid or a kid at heart, The Nutcracker is sure to become your favorite Christmas tradition. The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine's holiday spectacle transports you to a dazzling winter wonderland in this special evening performance. Step into the magical world of toy soldiers and colorful characters. Tchaikovsky's beloved score is full of instantly recognizable music, including "Waltz of the Flowers," "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy," "Waltz of the Snowflakes," and more. It's a magical classic for all ages!
The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine will perform in America and Canada in the 2023-2024 season! This unique project will provide an opportunity to get acquainted with 55 ballet dancers representing the highest world level of classical ballet art. The troupe is recognized as one of Ukraine's most prestigious classical ballet institutions. It boasts a highly diverse repertoire, bearing the honor and task of preserving the precious heritage of the great Ukrainian dance. The troupe's collection has always included great masterpieces of classical ballet, from Bournonville's La Sylphide to Adam's Giselle, Minkus' Don Quixote and La Bayadère, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker. and Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Prokofiev's Cinderella, and various twentieth-century ballets by Stravinsky, Falla, and Shchedrin. In addition, the ballet troupe includes the best performers and representatives of prestigious choreographic schools in Ukraine and the world. Many talented dancers at various times danced in the troupe of the State Ballet Theatre and were soloists of major international troupes. The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine has earned a first-class international reputation thanks to numerous tours worldwide.


Face masks are optional. Please be aware that Kodak Center will operate at 100% capacity and you will be seated with guests directly in front of, next to and behind you.


Tickets available online at or in person at the Kodak Center Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Children under 2 years of age do not need a ticket to sit on an adult's lap.


General parking across the street from Kodak Center is $10 cash per vehicle. Limited premium parking spots are available next to the building for $20 cash per vehicle. Handicap parking is available in all lots.


No bags larger than 8.5”x6”x11”, outside food/drinks, alcohol/drugs, weapons/firearms, professional cameras, video/audio recording devices, laptops/tablets, flammable objects, large golf/pointed umbrellas, strollers, or animals.


Special accommodations (medical, dietary, etc.) can be made in advance by calling (585-254-0181) or emailing ( Kodak Center.


Any promotion or contest in connection with this event is courtesy of ASM Global and/or the event promoter and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Eastman Kodak Company or Facebook.

Info and tickets here

December 12, 2023 Kodak Center - The Nutcracker 01.mp4

Discounts available at the box office ONLY:

Seniors 65+ - 10% off

Children 12 years old and under - 10% off

Students with proper ID - 10% off

Group of 10+ - 10% off

Group of 20+ - 20% off