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The 12/9 @ 11:30 AM,  Sensory Friendly  show is now on sale.
Remaining performances go on sale 11/1 @ 10:00 AM.

Be aware that Kentucky Center renovations could impact your ability to move quickly through the lobby before the performance. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to ensure ample time to get to your seat.

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  • The Brown-Forman Nutcracker on Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 11:30 AM, Whitney Hall
  • The Brown-Forman Nutcracker on Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 7:30 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • The Brown-Forman Nutcracker on Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 1:30 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • The Brown-Forman Nutcracker on Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 7:30 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • The Brown-Forman Nutcracker on Sunday, December 16, 2018 @ 1:30 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • The Brown-Forman Nutcracker on Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 7:30 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • The Brown-Forman Nutcracker on Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 7:30 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • The Brown-Forman Nutcracker on Saturday, December 22, 2018 @ 1:30 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • The Brown-Forman Nutcracker on Saturday, December 22, 2018 @ 7:30 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • The Brown-Forman Nutcracker on Sunday, December 23, 2018 @ 1:30 PM, Whitney Hall
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Show Details

  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Saturday, December 8th - Saturday, December 23rd
  • Ages:  All ages
  • Price: Tickets start at $35.50 (12/9 @ 11:30 AM - $20.00)*
    *sales tax not included
  • Running Time: Approximately 1 hour 50 minutes (12/9 @ 11:30 AM - Approximately 1 hour)
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System, Audio Description (12/16 @ 1:30 PM), Sensory Friendly Performance (12/9 @ 11:30 AM) |  502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)?
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Hearing
    • AD
    • Sensory Friendly

Louisville Ballet presents The Brown-Forman Nutcracker


Experience the magic of this beautiful Louisville holiday tradition! Our uniquely Louisville telling of the classic story of Marie and her journey with her Nutcracker prince is a festive fairy tale for both the young and young at heart. Filled with magic, artistry and awe-inspiring sets and costumes, it will transport you to a wonderland where dreams come true!

Please note the December 9th, 11:30 AM event is a General Admission,  Sensory Friendly Performance. Only Act 1 will be performed and seating will limited.

Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costumes by Peter Cazalet

Snow Rows: Orchestra E – N (approximately)

The show will feature live music performed by the Louisville Orchestra.

Be sure to add Sugar Plum Party or Backstage Tour tickets to your order!


SCENE at the Center, our small plates eatery, offers bar and food service two hours prior to most performances in Whitney Hall and the Bomhard Theater. Kitchen service ends as the curtain rises, but beverage service will continue throughout the performances and extend through midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.