The Joffrey Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon’s ‘The Nutcracker.’ Photo: Todd Rosenberg.

The Joffrey returns to the stage in 2022

On Thursday, December 23, 2021, the Joffrey confirmed another breakthrough case of COVID-19 within the company ranks. For the utmost safety of its company artists, musicians, students, production crew, and patrons, the Joffrey has canceled all remaining performances of The Nutcracker at Lyric Opera House, scheduled through December 26.

A complete list of now-canceled performances can be found below:

  • Thursday, December 23, 2021, 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 23, 2021, 7:00 PM
  • Friday, December 24, 2021, 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 26, 2021, 1:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 26, 6:00 PM

Information for Ticket Holders

The Joffrey’s annual production of The Nutcracker accounts for half of the Joffrey’s earned revenue. Ticket holders to canceled performances, please contact the Joffrey Patron Services team at, or by calling 312.386.8905 to make a fully tax-deductible donation to The Joffrey Ballet, crediting the money to your Joffrey account, and refunds. (Note that if you purchased a ticket from a third-party broker, you will need to request a refund from the point of purchase.) 

Given the expected volume of calls and emails, the Joffrey’s Patron Services team is unable to respond to all requests immediately. Rest assured we will fulfill your request in a timely manner.