The Nutcracker VIP Experience

Don’t just see The Nutcracker, experience it! See more than just the performance with the Nutcracker VIP Experience! In addition to the best seats in the house, take a behind-the-scenes tour of The Nutcracker and see the magic of the production up close. Meet and greet the cast at the exclusive Candy Kingdom party held in the Ridder Lounge, while filling up on delicious holiday treats and drinks. VIP ticket holders can also skip the crowds by using a special entrance into the theater, and using the Ridder Lounge restrooms during intermission.

Candy Kingdom Party

This is an exclusive party held in the Ridder Lounge, in which VIP ticket holders can meet and greet the cast. Get autographs and pose for photos with dancers in full costume, including the Sugar Plum Fairy and Sugar Plum Cavalier! The Candy Kingdom party is one hour before each performance. Fill up on delicious holiday treats and drinks during the party

Backstage Tours

The backstage tour offers a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into the San Jose Nutcracker production. Visit the stage and backstage areas where the dancers prepare, and learn more about props, sets, and the magic that goes into making the production spectacular!

A limited number of VIP tickets are available for each performance. Please check-in with the VIP Manager 1 hour and 45 minutes prior to the start of the performance (showtime) in the location indicated in your VIP itinerary.

For matinees, the arrival time is 12:15 pm
For evenings shows, the arrival time is 5:45 pm

The VIP Experience starts promptly 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to showtime and will last 30-45 minutes. Look for the VIP Entrance sign at the theater and enter the theater there.

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