The 2023 Nutcracker Pre-Sale

Our Annual Nutcracker Pre-Sale is happening NOW – July 10th through July 21st!*

❄️ Enjoy early ticket access to The Brown-Forman Nutcracker and reserve your discounted favorite seats in zones A, B, and C at up to 20% off regular single ticket prices with promo code NUTPRESALE.

❄️ Tickets for our popular Nutcracker “Sweet Seats” are also available for pre-purchase. Each “Sweet Seat” includes: Snow Zone seating, a signed commemorative program, a special Nutcracker tote bag, one boutique surprise, and unique backstage experience.

To take advantage of the Pre-Sale:

  1. Visit and select your preferred performance date.
  2. Once you have selected your date, enter promo code NUTPRESALE in the Promo code field (top right hand corner) and hit submit.
  3. The code will activate the seat map allowing you to select the perfect seats for you!


*Discount available for sections A, B, C only. Discount does not apply to sections AA, D, Grand Tier Box seating, or Nutcracker Sweet Seats. Discount available 7/10/2023 through 7/21/2023 at 11:59pm only. Pre-Sale discount is not available retroactively. 

You can also secure your tickets for our Sugar Plum Parties. Enjoy snacks and sweet treats, create unique art projects, meet the Children’s Cast and enjoy live entertainment before The Brown-Forman Nutcracker on Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17 at The Kentucky Center!  This event has sold out in the past, so don’t delay!

Looking for a sensory-friendly performance? We are proud to offer this experience on Sunday, December 10 at 11:00 AM. Click here to find out more about what to expect from our sensory-friendly performance of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

New this year is our No-Shush performance on December 23 at 1:30 PM. This full-length presentation provides a complete theater experience but with loosened theater etiquette. Patrons of all ages are invited to experience this magical holiday tradition in a relaxed atmosphere where kids can be kids.

Attending a performance with friends and family or planning a fun work holiday outing? We offer groups of 10 or more discounts of up to 20% off, waived fees, and more! Find out more here or contact our Manager of Sales + Patron Services, Elizabeth Matthews, at or call (502) 583-2623.

Is your child interested in being a part of this magical production? Louisville Ballet seeks its 2023 Children’s Cast of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker. Auditions will be held Sunday, August 20, 2023. Click here to learn more and apply

We can’t WAIT to celebrate this Louisville Ballet holiday tradition with you!