• Opening Night Nutcracker Tickets for Essential Workers


Nuts for Heroes

Opening Night Nutcracker Tickets for Essential Workers
Fri Dec 10, 7pm at Broward Center

HEROES tickets have sold out in an incredible response!

We are overwhelmed with the response to the offer for Heroes Nutcracker tickets. In just over 11 minutes, 1000 tickets have been distributed to essential workers for the performance at Broward Center on Dec. 10.

We are currently exploring options to accommodate those who have not been successful in securing tickets.  As a not-for-profit organization, we appreciate your understanding as we find the best way forward to meet the demand. Please stay tuned for updates.



Miami City Ballet is nuts for heroes! The opening performance of Miami City Ballet’s George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® on Fri Dec 10, 7pm is dedicated to the essential workers and first responders who have worked tirelessly to keep us all fed, safe and healthy. There will be 1000 free tickets available.

We warmly invite essential and frontline working heroes to join us for this special event. For the first time in over 21 months, we will return to the stages of our glorious theaters in South Florida on Fri Dec 10 – there is no one better to share this momentous occasion with than the dedicated people that serve our community every day.

Over 100 exceptional dancers and live orchestra are honored to perform for you. The Miami City Ballet family thanks you for your service to the community and hopes this magical spectacle brings joy and inspiration to you and your loved ones.

This performance is free to attend but tickets are required. The 1000 free tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and limited to 4 tickets per person so you can share this special event with family or friends. Please only request the number of tickets you will use in order that we can accommodate as many people as possible. Demand will be high, so we encourage you to act fast.

Essential workers include hospital, teachers, maintenance and supermarket workers. First responders include law enforcement, firefighters, ambulance technicians, 911 dispatchers.

The joys of this delightful holiday tradition will ignite imaginations of all ages and we are thrilled to share it with you.

Recommended for ages 4 and up
Duration: 2hrs (including one 20-minute intermission)



How to order tickets

  1. Click on the button below or here and enter promo code MCBHERO to activate access to free tickets
  2. Select your tickets (limit of 4 tickets per person), fill in your details and agree to the Broward Center’s Health and Safety protocols.
  3. You will receive an email from Broward Center after Dec 5 asking you to accept your free tickets. Your tickets can be printed or you can add them to your digital wallet on your phone. Please note, you might need to check your junk folder for this email.
  4. Bring your professional ID or recent pay stub to the theater. You will need to show your professional ID to enter the theater.


The full season of Miami City Ballet’s spectacular George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® returns to Miami, Broward and West Palm Beach December 10 – 30. Tickets from $34. Read more about George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® here.