Ballet Memphis in Nutcracker: A Free Gift this Holiday Season

Presented by Dance Victoria in partnership with the Royal and McPherson Theatres Society

Nutcracker by Ballet Memphis
Nutcracker by Ballet Memphis

Dance Victoria in partnership with the Royal and McPherson Theatres Society is bringing the holiday classic, Nutcracker, to our community for FREE – our special gift to every household in Greater Victoria!

Experience the magic of Ballet Memphis in Nutcracker, an enchanting, one-hour, made-for-TV holiday classic, filled to the brim with joy. Follow Clara in her adventures battling the Mouse King, and in the magical Land of Sweets where dancers from faraway lands entertain her and her dream Prince. This high-definition presentation was filmed at the historic Mallory-Neely House in the Victorian Village district of Memphis, Tennessee. The whole family can enjoy this heartwarming film from the comfort of their home this season!

“We are thrilled that our friends at Ballet Memphis reached out to us with their filmed version of Nutcracker when it became clear we were unable to present a live Nutcracker at the Royal Theatre this year,” explains Dance Victoria Executive Producer Stephen White. “And doubly thrilled that the Royal and McPherson Theatres Society agreed to partner with us so that we could offer this very special film to the families of Greater Victoria for FREE. A wonderful way to celebrate the holidays and kick off Dance Victoria’s 25th Anniversary Season.”

“Over the past 18 months, our web team has been hard at work developing our capabilities and implementing a new product to deliver digital content through our website. We’re excited to use this new capability to partner with Dance Victoria in presenting this holiday tradition,” says Royal and McPherson Theatres Society Executive Director Franz Lehrbass.

Ballet Memphis in Nutcracker is available from Thursday, December 9 (5 pm) until Sunday, December 12 (11:59 pm). The child-friendly film is 55 minutes and accessible from any internet-enabled device.

How To Register

As virtual seats are limited, we suggest that you register early to secure your seat. Online registration begins November 16, 2021 at 10 am.

To register to view Nutcracker anytime from 5pm December 9 through December 12: 

  1. Go to beginning November 16 at 10 am.
  2. Click the REGISTER button to register for your free ticket.
  3. Next, you will be directed to the Royal McPherson box office website. If you have never accessed your Royal McPherson theatre tickets via the website before, you can easily create your online account and register.
  4. Complete the registration form making note of the email address that you are using to register. You will need to use this same email to login and access the presentation later. 

Share the Joy of Nutcracker

Interested in helping cover the costs of bringing this digital presentation and ensuring we reach as many families as possible at the Victoria Women’s Transition House, the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, and Family Services of Greater Victoria? Join Nutcracker Kids Campaign Chair, Julie Rust Personal Real Estate | Engel & Völkers® and donate to Nutcracker Kids: 

About Dance Victoria

Dance Victoria brings the World’s Best Dance to the Royal Theatre and your home and supports the development of new dance for the international stage from its studios in Quadra Village. Dance Victoria is a non-profit charitable society.

About the Royal and McPherson Theatres Society

The Royal and McPherson Theatres Society (RMTS) manages two theatres on behalf of their civic owners and citizens of the region, cultivating a vibrant cultural hub for our community and creating theatrical experiences of the highest professional standards. Showcasing the best arts and entertainment has to offer, RMTS brings people together, connecting artists and audiences to share the wonders of live

Media Contact

Tracy Smith
Marketing Manager, Dance Victoria
[email protected]
O: 250-595-1829

Ainslee Jessiman
Programming and Communications Associate, Royal and McPherson Theatres Society
[email protected]
O: 250-361-0806

Downloadable PDF media release here.