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The Nutcracker & Don Quixote

Monday 15 November to Tuesday 16 November 2021


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Mon 15 November, 19:30-22:00
Tue 16 November, 19:30-22:00


Baycourt Addison Theatre

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company and its New Zealand promoters regrettably advise that due to the ongoing global situation regarding Coronavirus and the associated travel restrictions, the two performances of The Nutcracker & Don Quixote scheduled to take place at Baycourt Community & Arts Centre this year have been postponed until November 15-16, 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Existing tickets will be honoured for the new tour dates, while refunds are also available for current ticket holders who are unable to attend the rescheduled show.

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Presented by: Russian Ballet Ltd.

Following their sell-out 2019 performances of Swan Lake, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Tauranga to perform a double bill, The Nutcracker & Don Quixote.

ACT 1 - The Nutcracker, famous for Tchaikovsky's musical genius, features one of the most recognisable and enduring music scores ever written. Set at Christmas time, a young girl dreams of her Nutcracker prince and their adventures together.

ACT 2 - Don Quixote, a retired gentleman and his faithful squire Sancho Panza travel the roads of Spain searching for glory and grand adventure. Don Quixote gives up food, shelter and comfort for the love of a peasant woman Dulcinea del Toboso.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994 by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Gediminas Taranda. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company comprises 40 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia.

“Bold, Brave Russians”

"In a night that overflows with all things ballet, you can't help be swept up by the sheer panache of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company dancers." The West Australian


  • Adult $99.00
  • Child (18 & Under) $65.00
  • Family (2 Adults + 2 Children – Admits 4) $290.00
  • Concession (Senior & Unwaged) $89.00
  • Student (Tertiary & Secondary ) $89.00
  • Groups* (10+) $89.00
*Group bookings only available from the Baycourt Box Office or by phoning 0800 TICKETEK (842 538)