View Tickets

Doors 6.30pm
Start 7.30pm


Following their sell-out 2017 performances of "Swan Lake", the Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' returns to Australia to present to perform the The Jewel of Classical Ballet, Tchaikovsky's ageless tale of bravery and dreams masterpiece "The Nutcracker", proudly presented by Grand International Concerts.

"The Nutcracker" is renowned for the genius of Tchaikovsky - he created one of the most recognisable and enduring music scores ever written, and Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' with its artistic ballet mastery, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets takes us on a journey back in time to the frost-covered, gaslight world of Clara, her beloved Nutcracker Doll and the Magician Drosselmeyer. This romantic tale with its blend of magic and realism brings to life the popular Tchaikovsky score featuring "Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy" and "The Waltz Of The Flowers".

"The greatest success of Russian Theatre is undoubtedly Classical Ballet"

Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' was founded in 1990 by its current Artistic Director Elik Melikov - with this delightful production of the much-loved fairytale masterpiece Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' captures the imagination, the passion, humour and magic of the Ballet. Critics have raved with quotes such as "As sweet as a nut, it doesn't get much better than this", "Gloriously traditional production that captures all of the fairytale enchantment and beauty one could wish for", "you do not have to be a ballerina to love this lavish performance and lush music which magically brings to life one of our most loved tales" and many more.

"Is the Dream for Real....or is it just a Fairytale"

"Moscow Ballet's version of 'The Nutcracker' is the best I've seen. Superb dancing, lavish costumes and spectacular scenery.... It's superb production that does justice to Tchaikovsky's classical music" 
- Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre 

Getting here

Palais Theatre
Cnr Lower Esplanade and Cavell Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182
Next to Luna Park

For more information on travelling by car, tram, train, bus or bike please visit Getting Here

Food & Drink

Find out how to make your evening a night to remember with food and drinks at the Theatre or a special offer from one of St Kilda's restaurants and hotels. See Food & Drink


There are many parking options just a short stroll from the Palais Theatre including. To find out more visit Parking


Call Ticketmaster directly on 136 100 (Option 1 then Option 2) to book accessible seating.

For more information visit the Accessibility section of the site.