Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker is back for 2021.
The beloved annual performance concluded its run at the Fox Theatre in 2019 and is permanently moving to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. This is a smaller, more intimate venue with better views. It’s also better suited to ultra-high tech performances.
The Atlanta Ballet’s version of The Nutcracker has typically been the most elaborate production in town, and they change it up from year to year.
This year, The Nutcracker will run from Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 through Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021. There are a total of 30 performances, including both evening shows and afternoon matinees.
On this page, we’ll be keeping track of ticket discounts and special deals for Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker.
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NOTE: The Georgia Ballet is also presenting The Nutcracker this year, at the Cobb Civic Center.
This show is a bit less expensive and there are good discounts available.
About the 2021 season
Standard ticket prices start at $30 (for weeknights in the rear of the theater) and go up to $154 for the most desirable seats. Taxes and fees are added, of course.
There is also a student discount ticket price that you’ll see when you buy tickets online via the seating chart. It offers anywhere from $10 to $26 off a full price ticket, depending on the date and time.
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Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is located at:
A health check is required to attend a performance at the Cobb Energy Center.
Anyone age 12 and older must show proof of vaccination OR a negative test result that was obtained from a health professional within 48 hours of the performance. Kids between the ages of 4 and 11 must have a negative test result obtained within 48 hours of the performance.
No children under the age of 3 are admitted.
Masks required regardless of vaccination status.
The Holidate Deal
Make it a date night!
Now, you can purchase two seats in Front Side Orchestra, Rear Center Orchestra, or Center Mezzanine for $150 for the pair — just use the promo code 2DATE.
This offer is only available through November 21st, so don’t delay!
You can get the deal here
It’s good for the following performances:
• Thursday | December 9 | 7:30pm
• Friday | December 10 | 7:30pm
• Wednesday | December 15 | 7:30pm
• Thursday | December 16 | 7:30pm
• Tuesday | December 28 | 7:30pm
• Wednesday | December 29 | 7:30pm
The Goldstar deal
Thanks to a special deal from Goldstar, you can get 50% OFF advance sale tickets for select dates. This brings the price of a $154 ticket in the Center Front Orchestra section to just $77 (plus fees of about $15 at this price point).
Discounted Goldstar tickets are currently available at two price points: $42.50 and $77 — these are choice seats.
This means you can get cheaper tickets at regular price if you don’t mind sitting far off to the side or in the back of the theater.
Note that you choose your ticket by section, and you don’t see your actual row and seat number until after you purchase. You can view the section seating chart online.
You’ll pick up your tickets at Will Call.
There are currently just a few dates and times included in the deal. However, Goldstar often releases more discounted tickets as the dates grow nearer. Choose from:
- Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 / 7:30pm
- Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 / 7:30pm
- Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 / 7:30pm
- Tuesday, Dec 28, 2021 / 7:30pm
- Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021 / 7:30pm
These tickets qualify for Goldstar’s Easy Cancel policy, so if your plans change before the event date, you can get credit for the money you paid.
We’ll be watching for other deals, discounts, and promo codes to The Nutcracker and will post here if we find any. The best way to hear of new deals is to subscribe to our free daily newsletter.
If you’re a junkie for great seats like we are, and you want to splurge, you can buy directly from the Atlanta Ballet ticket page.