A Hong Kong Adventure

‘Tis the season of whirling white snowflakes, visions of dancing sugar plums, waltzing bauhinia flowers and endless glittering tutus! Septime Webre’s The Nutcracker returns to bring festive cheer this December in a fantastical celebration of Hong Kong in the early 20th century, as the much-anticipated annual festive extravaganza! The Christmas Eve adventure begins at a lively party in an opulent gilded mansion where young Clara receives a special Nutcracker as a gift.

With scores of lavish costumes and an extraordinary setting, this wondrous world finds Clara and the Nutcracker on a magical journey, battling the evil Rat King’s army, travelling through a majestic bamboo forest covered in snow, encountering lively, memorable characters and the wonderous beauty of local flora and fauna, history and traditions. Experience the splendour and spectacle of this endearing annual Hong Kong classic celebrating the joy of the holidays with your loved ones!

With Live Accompaniment
16, 21-23.12.2022 (Wed-Fri) 7:30pm
17-18 & 24-26.12.2022 (Sat-Mon) 2:30pm & 7:30pm

With Recorded Music
28-30.12.2022 (Wed-Fri) 7:30pm
31.12.2022 (Sat) 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets available at Urbtix from 14.10.2022 (Fri)
With Live Accompaniment
$1,200 (Limited VIP Tickets) $720, $490, $320, $180

With Recorded Music
$1,000 (Limited VIP Tickets) $680, $480, $320, $180
Ages 3 and above
Principal Guest Artists
Artistic Director, Hollywood Ballet Academy
Former Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet and National Ballet of Cuba

Born in Havana, Cuba, Taras Domitro trained at Alejo Carpentier School and National Ballet School of Cuba in Havana. He became a Principal Dancer with National Ballet of Cuba at age 20 and later joined San Francisco Ballet as a Principal Dancer in 2008. He recently founded Hollywood Ballet Academy and is currently its Artistic Director.

Domitro’s accolades include a best dancer nomination at the 2013 Benois da la Danse, a gold medal at World Ballet Competition 2008, the grand prix at Peru’s 2003 International Ballet Festival and first prize and the Revelation Award at the 2000 International Ballet Competition of Havana. He has guest performed around the world with many renowned ballet companies, galas and festivals. Since 2017, he has taught ballet at different programmes, and in 2020, he became a faculty member at The Art of Classical Ballet School.

Principal Dancer, Berlin State Ballet

Born in Santiago, Cuba, Alejandro Virelles trained at National Ballet School of Cuba and upon graduation joined National Ballet of Cuba, where he became a principal dancer within five years. Afterwards, he danced with Barcelona Ballet and Boston Ballet, was invited to join English National Ballet in 2014 as a principal dancer and then joined Berlin State Ballet in 2018.

Virelles has danced most of the major roles in classical repertoire, worked with many leading choreographers and artistic directors and appeared in numerous prestigious galas and festivals. He has won awards at Varna International Ballet Competition and International Ballet Competition of Havana.

Choreography: Septime Webre
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set & Costume Design: Gabriella Tylesova 
Associate Set & Costume Designer: Au Yu Kong
Associate Costume Designer: Joanne Chong
Lighting Designer: Billy Chan
Dramaturge: Yan Pat To
Live Accompaniment (for Select Performances): Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Vivian Ip

Joint Promotional Offers

Enjoy special discount on Dining at BluHouse or Holt’s Café at Rosewood Hong Kong

Ticketholders can enjoy 15% off dining at BluHouse (except The Dining Room by BluHouse) or Holt’s Café at Rosewood Hong Kong upon presentation of their Hong Kong Ballet tickets.

Details: www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hong-kong/dining

Enquiries: 3891 8732 | [email protected]



Enjoy a Complimentary Glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne

$1,200 and $1,000 (VIP) ticket holders of The Nutcracker can enjoy a complimentary glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne at a bespoke location by Pernod Ricard gifted by Hong Kong Ballet's Champagne Partner Perrier-Jouët Champagne.

Registration: [email protected] / [email protected]
(Please include name, phone number and a copy of The Nutcracker ticket stub)

Enquiries: 2398 3636 (Ms Hui) / 2378 7950 (Mr Yeung)




Sponsors and Partners

Education And Community Outreach Sponsor
Artist Residency & Programme Partner

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