Special Presentation

Ukrainian Shumka Dancers' Nutcracker

with Victoria Symphony
* Special Presentation *

Choreography by
Viktor Lytvynov + John Pichlyk
Composed by
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
1h 47 min (including intermission)
Royal Theatre (805 Broughton Street at Blanshard)

Performance Dates

Fri. Nov. 29 • 7:00pm

Sat. Nov. 30 • 1:00pm & 7:00pm

Sun. Dec. 1 • 1:00pm

Shumka’s Nutcracker blends the grace and lyricism of classical movement with the strength and power of Ukrainian folk and character dance. This classic tale of young Clara and her dream Prince incorporates Ukrainian traditions and symbols, grand orchestral versions of Tchaikovsky’s legendary score, and lavish sets and costumes designed by National Opera of Ukraine’s Maria Levitska. Exuberant entertainment!

“A perfect first Nutcracker for many generations… A powerful and beautiful thing to behold.” EDMONTON JOURNAL

Season sponsor: Derma Spa
Presenting sponsor: Jawl Bundon LLP
Presenting sponsor: Rob Tournour Masonry Ltd.


Pre-show Chat

Nutcracker by Ukrainian Shumka Dancers. Photo: Marc J Chalifoux

Join us before the show for Nutcracker story time in the theatre lobby prior to the performance.  A professional story teller will recount the magical story of The Nutcracker 45 minutes prior to curtain. Free to all ticket holders.

Donate to Nutcracker Kids

Nutcracker by Ukrainian Shumka Dancers. Photo: Marc J Chalifoux

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Find out more about Nutcracker Kids.

Nutcracker Children's Ensemble

Nutcracker by Ukrainian Shumka Dancers. Photo: Gregg Ingram

Get information here about this year’s children’s ensemble.