Mejia Ballet International's The Nutcracker

Set to Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, The Nutcracker is, by far, the most widely attended ballet in America. The first American production of the ballet was staged in 1944 by the San Francisco Ballet. Ten years later, the late choreographer George Balanchine introduced his famous production of The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet, a staging largely responsible for the ballet becoming part of the Christmas tradition in the United States.

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This production of The Nutcracker is choreographed and directed by the founder of Mejia Ballet International, Paul Mejia, a well-recognized name in ballet. Mejia is a former principal dancer under George Balanchine at New York City Ballet. He danced principal roles in many Balanchine ballets. Mejia’s production of The Nutcracker continues the holiday tradition of this popular ballet.



Purchase Tickets


Tickets will be available at the Lila Cockrell Theatre two hours before the start of the performance.

Our policy and recommendation:

1. Every person, including babies held by parents, is required to have a ticket.

2. There is no children’s discount.

3. The Nutcracker performance is two hours in length. It is up to the parent(s) to decide whether
their child can enjoy and sit quietly for a live performance of this length.
a. Some children under the age of six may not enjoy a performance of this length.
b.None of our performances are recommended for children under the age of six, but neither do we prohibit the purchase of tickets based on age.
4. If fidgety or loud (sleepy or hungry) children disturb others around them, the child and parent will be asked to leave the auditorium and wait in the lobby.

5. If adults disturb others by talking or using their phone for texts, emails, calls or photos, he or she will be asked to leave. We’ve unfortunately had to do this, too.

6. There are no refunds.

Ticket Info

10 Group Discount tickets are equal to the price of 8 individual tickets

Seating assignments are completed by ARTS San Antonio ticketing staff on a first-come, first-served basis based on the time stamp when your order is received. All special instructions are taken into consideration for every ticket order. Premium seats start at $99 and are seated closest to the stage, followed by Superior at $69, Advantage at $49 and Value at $29.

ADA seating is available for all ARTS San Antonio performances at all venues and can be viewed on all seating charts. To reserve ADA seats, or for additional information please call 210-226-2891.


Tickets will be mailed via First Class USPS unless there is five business days or less between your order and the performance date, in which case your tickets will be held for you at the theatre box office beginning two hours before your performance.

*Artists, productions and dates are subject to change


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