It will be just a matter of time before THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS is upon us and the El Capitan Theatre is celebrating the new live-action Disney feature with a slew of exciting offerings for guests of the historic movie palace.

What You Get

  • Giant Music Box Photo Op and Pre-Show: Audience members can take selfies with a life-sized onstage music box while the El Capitan’s Music Maestro spins tunes themed to each of the Four Realms.  Later, as the lights go down, the music box magically comes to life before your eyes!
  • Exclusive Costume Exhibit: Located in the Lower Lounge, find costumes and props from the production and more!
  • Live On-Stage Dancing: Eighteen local dance companies and schools on selected dates and showtimes will perform short interpretations of THE NUTCRACKER prior to the movie.

The Special Opening Night Event

On Thursday, November 1 at 7:00pm, Los Angeles Ballet, headed by its artistic directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, will perform a short excerpt from the company’s celebrated production of THE NUTCRACKER on the El Capitan Theatre stage.

Tickets to The Special Opening Night Fan Event are $45 each and include a Reserved Seat, Popcorn, 20 oz Bottled Drink, Fairy Floss, Tote Bag, and an Exclusive Poster.

See it for Yourself

Tickets available at The El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 (1-800-347-6396).

  • Opening night: Thursday, November 1 at 7pm (only).
  • November 2 to November 18: daily 10:00AM, 1:10PM, 4:20PM, 7:30PM & 10:30PM (10:30PM on Opening Weekend and Fridays and Saturdays following).

Special group rates of $12 for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes and dates are subject to change.

More to Explore

The Dance Companies performance calendar:

  • Thursday, November 1st – 7:00PM – LOS ANGELES BALLET
  • Friday, November 2nd – 7:30PM – DEBBIE ALLEN DANCE ACADEMY
  • Saturday, November 3rd – 10:00AM – PASADENA DANCE THEATRE
  • Saturday, November 3rd – 1:10PM – PROTÉGÉ PERFORMING ARTS
  • Saturday, November 3rd – 4:20PM – RAGE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
  • Sunday, November 4th – 10:00AM – LA BALLET ACADEMY
  • Sunday, November 4th – 1:10PM – CALABASAS DANCE ACADEMY
  • Saturday, November 10th  – 1:10PM – EMPOWERMENT MOVEMENT DANCE COMPANY
  • Sunday, November 11th  – 10:00AM – LA DANCE ENSEMBLE
  • Sunday, November 11th – 1:10PM – GOTTA DANCE
  • Monday, November 12th  – 10:00AM – USC CHAMBER BALLET COMPANY
  • Monday, November 12th  – 1:10PM – SAMBA SOUL
  • Saturday, November 17th – 10:00AM – GRANDEZA MEXICANA DANCE ACADEMY
  • Saturday, November 17th – 1:10PM – CENTER STAGE DANCE COMPANY
  • Saturday, November 17th – 4:20PM – DEGAS DANCE STUDIO
  • Sunday, November 18th – 10:00AM – REVOLUTION DANCE CENTER
  • Sunday, November 18th – 1:10PM – L.Y.T.E. DANCE ACADEMY
  • Sunday, November 18th – 4:20PM – MISS MELODEES STUDIOS