December 20, 2020 - December 21, 2020
  • Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre & Cinema
    2118 Market Street Wheeling
  • 304-242-7700
  • Hours
    Sun: 3:00pm & 7:00pm / Mon: 7:00pm
  • $12.00 adults / $10.00 children 10 & under

Oglebay Institute’s Youth Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker 3pm & 7pm Sunday, December 20 and 7pm Monday, December 21 at Towngate Theatre.

Dancing flowers! Flurries of snowflakes! Beautiful fairies and a legion of mice!  See them all swoop and soar across the stage. Oglebay Institute’s Youth Ballet Company dances The Nutcracker on Towngate stage. Beautifully costumed dancers bring this magical story to life. You will be transported into a Christmas fantasy. You’ll marvel at the lavish set, too. And revel in Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.

For many, this annual show is a treasured holiday tradition. So, gather your family and join us at Towngate for this magical holiday journey.

Tickets are $12.50 ($11 OI members) for adults and $10 ($8.50 OI members)  for children 10 & under.

Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Sponsored by the Helen J. Prince Foundation.

2020-21 Towngate Children’s Theater Season:

Cinderella the Ballet – October 10, 11 & 18, 2020
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp – November 6-8, 2020
The Nutcracker – December 20-21, 2020
Rumpelstiltskin – January 29-31 & February 5-6, 2021

Sugar Plum Social

Join the cast of The Nutcracker for a Sugar Plum Social prior to the matinee show. Enjoy refreshments and get pictures with Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy 1-2pm Sunday, December 20. $15 per child. (Purchase with your ticket.)

Take your kids to the ballet.

Oglebay Institute’s children’s theater brings classic stories from the page to the stage through theater and dance.  Ballet performances feature well-loved stories that children relate to. Kids not only get excited about the characters and music they know, but also get to see stories presented in new and interesting ways.  Performances introduce kids to the beauty of dance. They also learn how dance can be used as a means of self-expression and storytelling.

Teaching the Art of Dance…

Oglebay Institute recognizes the importance of creative expression through movement and music. Dance has been a vibrant part of our programming for more than 80 years. We not only present dance as an art form and a means of self-expression but also as social interaction for all ages. From new dancers to returning professionals, our students immerse themselves in the art of dance at Oglebay Institute.