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The Nutcracker

Enjoy the holiday season with Twin Cities most authentic Russian classical version of Nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, performance is faithful to the original Marius Petipa choreography.
Performed by Minnesota Ballet Theatre.

Friday, December 13th – 7:00pm
Saturday, December 14th – 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, December 15th – 2:00pm

Eden Prairie Performing Arts Center
17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Tickets for all shows are available for on-line purchase:
Section A: Adults $35, seniors $32, children (12 and under) & students $28
Section B: Adults $29, seniors $25, children (12 and under) & students $20


Group Discounts Available!
Discounts of 15% for 15-ticket purchase and 25% for group of 30.
For accessible seating, call 612-501-9208

Girl Scouts

Minnesota Ballet Theatre invites the Girl Scouts, Scouts, their families, and friends to the 18thproduction of The Nutcracker!

Please join us as we celebrate 18 years of magic. For $15 per child/student, you will receive a section “B” ticket to The Nutcracker, and a special Nutcracker activity patch!


5:45pm Girl Scouts/Scouts Backstage Tour & 7:00pm Show
5:45pm Girl Scouts/Scouts Backstage Tour & 7:00pm Show

Eden Prairie Performing Arts Center
 17185 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55346


What promo code is?
Promo Code: 2019Nutcracker

How much does it cost per person?
Girl Scout/Scout tickets are $15 per person. For this price, you receive a section “B” ticket, meaning that you will be seated in the best available seats in what is normally priced as the $29-20 section. This ticket price includes a ticket to the Nutcracker performance, and a
Girl Scouts/Scouts  Badge for your Girl Scouts.

Can family members (parents, siblings, grandparents) attend the backstage tour and performance too?
Only girl scouts/scouts can attend the tour. Family and friends can attend the performance at a discounted rate (Children $15, Adults $24, Senior $20)
Only Girl Scouts will receive their badges.

Will the tickets and patches be mailed to me? 
No, you will print your tickets at home and receive patches at the Girl Scouts/Scouts Day at the Girl Scouts/Scouts check-in table on the night of the ballet. The check-in table will open 1hr 30 min prior to the ballet.

Can I purchase my tickets online?
Yes, if you’d like to purchase regular tickets without the tour or patch, you can buy them online, using the promo code below. If you would like tickets, the tour and a patch, please fill out the form below and return it by November 5th. Promo code: 2019Nutcracker

What is the Backstage Tour?
The backstage Tour focuses on educating Girl Scouts about the behind the scenes aspects of our production. They will go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the theatre, and get to see the inner workings of The Nutcracker by viewing sets, costumes, and more! The backstage tour is about 15 minutes long, and the performance is two hours long, which includes a 20-minute intermission.

Are Backstage Tours an extra cost?
No, backstage tours are free for Girl Scouts and not available for siblings and other Family members.

Is there a group minimum or maximum?
No. As long as you are a Girl Scouts, then you may attend and do not necessarily have to attend with your troop.
Either way, you must provide a troop number.

What if the B section is full for the performance I want to attend?
You will receive the next best available seats in another section. We do everything we can to seat your group together, but the sooner you call to place your order, the better!

When can I pick up my badges?
Badges will be distributed to the person who placed the ticket order on the day of the performance, before your workshop. All badges that are not picked up before the workshop begins will be available at the theatre’s lobby tour table.

If I don’t attend a Backstage Tour, will my Girl Scouts still receive a badge?
Yes! Girl Scouts do not have to go on the Backstage Tour in order to receive badges.

How to Sign Up…

  1. Download Online Form
  2. Fill out the Form and mail back by November 5th.
  3. Buy your tickets online. No need to do anything else for the tour or patch as long as your paperwork is received by November 5th.
    4. Pick up Badges.
    Badges will not be mailed and will be distributed to the person who placed the ticket order on the day of the performance.
    Girl Scouts table will set up in the lobby.
    You must provide a troop number.

Minnesota Ballet Theatre GS 2019 patch form



Clara’s Nutcracker Tea Party

The Clara’s Nutcracker Tea Party is an unforgettable event for the whole family!

Make your trip to see Minnesota Ballet Theatre “The Nutcracker” even more special by attending the Tea Party on December 1st.

Join your favorite Nutcracker characters for a magical afternoon tea party at the Wayzata Country Club on December 1st from 2-4pm.

A delightful Holiday Tea Party for children and families to celebrate the holidays and the beloved story ballet, The Nutcracker.

About this Event

  • Sunday, December 1st, 2019
  • 2-4pm at the Wayzata Country Club
  • Enjoy tea, refreshments, and holiday treats
  • Nutcracker Story Time
  • Meet Clara and her friends from the Land of Sweets.
  • Keepsake Nutcracker characters photo
  • Exclusive Nutcracker performance by Minnesota Ballet Theatre & School
  • Shop our exclusive Nutcracker keepsakes
  • Ticket raffle
  • Individual tickets may be purchased for $20 each.
  • To purchase your tickets, visit

This event is to support education and community programs at
The Minnesota Ballet Theatre (a non-for- profit organization, ticket may be claimed as tax-deductible). The event will raise important funds that are necessary to provide the highest quality dance training and performance to everyone in our community.

Sponsorship opportunities:

Clara’s Dream $500

  • 6 Tickets to Tea Party
  • A take home gift for your 6 quests
  • Special photo opportunity with your favorite character
  • Recognition at the event and in Nutcracker program

Sugar Plum Fairy $1000

  • 8 tickets to Tea Party
  • A take home gift for your 8 guests
  • Special photo opportunity with your favorite character
  • Section A seating for 8 at the Dec. 14th 2pm Nutcracker Performance
  • Exclusive post production photo on stage with Nutcracker cast on Dec. 14th 2pm
  • Recognition at event and in Nutcracker Program

The Nutcracker $2500

  • 10 tickets to Tea Party
  • A take home gift for your 10 guests
  • Special photo opportunity with your favorite character
  • Section A seating for 10 at the Dec. 14th 2pm Nutcracker Performance
  • Exclusive post production photo on stage with Nutcracker cast on Dec. 14th 2pm
  • Recognition at Tea Party
  • Recognition in Nutcracker Program with ½ page ad

Single Tickets

Event tickets are $20 per person  (Event tickets do not include the cost of performance of The Nutcracker). To purchase your tickets for the performance of The Nutcracker, please visit

The Nutcracker Tea Party is most enjoyable for children ages 3-10 (and their parents). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Nutcracker Tea Party is a family-friendly event filled with fun! Watch the joy on the children’s faces as they have their pictures taken with the dancers and sit mesmerized during the ballet. Do some holiday shopping or select a keepsake at our boutique.

Tickets sales End November 25

or Download Tickets order form

Nutcracker Turkey Trot

Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with MBT the 1st Annual Turkey Day 5K in Eden Prairie! Bring family and friends for run or walk together to start the day in a healthy way! The focus is on fun, not competition.
Come dressed in your best turkey themed costume! After the run, enjoy cookies, water and warm beverage before your Thanksgiving festivities.
The 5K course starts & finishes at Minnesota Ballet Theatre & School and loops nearby neighborhoods.


The 5K participants will choose between a custom Gildan Ultra Cotton Long Sleeve T-shirt registration option (deadline Nov 7),
and “NO shirt” RACE ONLY registration option (deadline Nov 23).

Donations are welcome & appreciated!

Registration Form