Nutcracker Student Matinees

BNCBV_1121 (1024x681)Thousands of Hampton Roads students have been exposed to classical ballet with Ballet Virginia International’s “The Nutcracker” student matinees. These performances allow us to share our passion and artistry while helping to create a strong community for all of our kids to flourish in. Students will see talented guest artists along with our region’s finest dancers. Fluttering snowflakes, waltzing flowers and tiny mice will spark the imagination and bring holiday cheer.

An SOL teacher guide is available to further enrich the experience. Easy bus loading, comfortable seating and a modern facility make this an enriching and trouble-free experience.

Performances:  10 AM on Wednesday 12/12, Thursday 12/13 and Friday 12/14 of 2018 at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach.

Reservations:  Call 757-446-1401 or email

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts  / $10 per student / Title I pricing available / one adult free with every 10  paid students /  $20 per additional adults /  SOL material available

Nutcracker Student Matinee Guidelines:

>Any public, private, preschool, daycare or home school group of 10 or more qualify for student matinee reservations

>In order for a school to receive one free chaperone, reservation must include at least ten paid students (20 paid students receives 2 free chaperones, 30 paid students receives 3 free chaperones, etc).  Each additional adult or chaperone is $20.

>BVI will only correspond with one representative from each group for; taking reservation, securing payment and making changes to the reservation.

>A 50% deposit is due upon receipt of the emailed invoice, to hold seating.  A reservation is not secure (another words seats are not held) until the 50% deposit is received.

>Ten days prior to performance date final numbers are due and final payment is due seven days prior.

>Groups have ten days prior to performance to adjust the reservation.  After ten days prior to performance all reservations and invoices are final.


Nutcracker Student Matinee Frequently Asked Questions:

What time should we arrive?

Check-in begins at 9:00 am. All guests should arrive by 9:30 am. Seating begins at 9:30 am. The performance will begin at 10:00 am.

How long is the performance?

Ballet Virginia International’s Nutcracker is two hours long with a brief intermission. Teachers and students can expect to board buses around Noon.

Where do the buses park/drop off/pick up?

Buses must arrive and drop off on Bank Street parallel to the Sandler Center Theatre. Bank Street is located to the right of the box office, if one is facing the front of the Sandler Center. The Sandler Center shuts down Bank Street for safety of all guests. The Sandler staff helping to guide and walk children safely to the theatre. Buses will remain on Bank Street during the entire performance and therefore children and teachers will board the buses to go home at the same place they dropped off. For personal vehicle parking please use the free parking garage across from the theatre that has an entrance on Market Street between Commerce Street and Columbus Street. Sandler Center Theatre address is 201 Market Street Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Do we receive tickets for the performance?

No, your group will not receive paper tickets. The arrangements you make is a reservation for the theatre seat.  A 50% deposit is needed to secure all reservations placed. We have a master listing of all the reservations and use a seating chart to fill the theatre. Ushers are present the day of the performance to assist with seating. No requests for seating will be granted unless it is for handicap access.

Are SOL Packets available for teachers?

Ballet Virginia International has a SOL packet available HERE. This packet will also be emailed to the contact person making the reservations.

*For further questions or information please feel free to call Ballet Virginia International at 757-446-1401