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MBT Annual Production of The Nutcracker

& The Nutcracker Suite

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker is a fun family tradition that will lift your spirits this holiday season!

Rated a “Best Bet for Holiday Entertainment in and around DC” by DC Metro Theater Arts!

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville at Montgomery College since 1989.  Year after year audiences is enchanted by MBT’s performances which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery – including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with dancing snowflakes and a land of luscious sweets. MBT is thrilled to be able to keep the tradition and magic of The Nutcracker alive during this challenging time for all arts organizations. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the season!


Dates & Showtimes

The Nutcracker - Full-Length Show
Saturday, December 4th - 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 4th - 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 5th - 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 11th - 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 11th - 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 12th - 1:00pm


The Nutcracker Suite - Short Version Show
Sunday, December 5th - 10:30 am
Sunday, December 5th - 4:30 pm
Sunday, December 12th - 10:30 am




The Nutcracker  ( Full-Length Show)

The Nutcracker Suite  (Short-Version Show)



EFFECTIVE 11/18/2021

Masks and proof of COVID vaccination are required at all indoor events. Patrons ages 5-11 who recently became eligible for the vaccine, and patrons under the age of 5 who are not yet eligible for the vaccine, are not required to show proof of vaccination. Children, regardless of vaccination status, must be masked and accompanied by a vaccinated adult. At this time, we do not accept proof of a recent negative COVID test in lieu of vaccination.


Types of proof accepted:

  • You may present either your original vaccine card, a legible digital or hard copy

  • You may present one of the commonly used vaccine passport apps that verify both your vaccination status and i.d., such as Health Pass, Bindle, VaxYes.

  • Digital vaccination cards through your home Health Department (check with your state/county’s Health Department if not listed here): Maryland, DC, Virginia


Please visit for the most up-to-date requirements! 



MBT's Nutcracker performance will be held at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville at Montgomery College

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Montgomery College