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Immersive Nutcracker Exhibit Coming to Nashville

The 30-minute, holiday-themed walk-through art experience is slated to premiere Nov. 19 at Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville.

Lighthouse Immersive, the creators of Immersive Van Gogh, will bring holiday magic to families this year with its The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle at Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville, located at 4416 Ridgefield Way.

Tickets to this experiential retelling of a young girl’s magical Christmas Eve journey go on pre-sale Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 at 10 a.m. with public on sale starting Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at

Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s 1816 fairy tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse KingThe Nutcracker has become a holiday classic, taking the form of ballets, films and more. The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle is the newest rendition of this timeless classic, using the latest projection mapping technology to chronicle Marie and her beloved toy nutcracker who comes to life to battle the Mouse King and then takes her on an enchanting adventure across a holiday-themed dreamscape.

“Like so many others, I have grown up with the tradition of enjoying the Nutcracker story,” says Producer Svetlana Dvoretsky. “This production does not replace any of those classics, but it provides a family-friendly experience that pays homage to the story’s ballet roots.”

About the exhibit

Immersive Nutcracker features whimsical animated characters alongside footage of professional ballet dancers. This 30-minute immersive experience is an ideal outlet to introduce young children to the art of ballet. Set to the music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, visitors will be immersed in over 500,000 cubic feet of projections composed of over 1 million frames of video that relays the tale of The Nutcracker from opening to finale. The projection features beloved scenes set to their classical scores like “The March of the Toys,” “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and more.

The exhibit will feature five fantasy-filled worlds. Ballet dancers Denis Rodkin (principal dancer) and Eleonora Sevenard (leading soloist) perform expert choreography amid the brilliant animations; with young Canadian talents Elizabeth Pivovar and Alexander Marinosyan playing young Marie and her brother Fritz — all surrounding the audience in 360-degree, three-dimensional splendor.

Tickets for The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle start at $29.99 and will go on sale to the public at 3 p.m. on Aug. 26, 2022. Family packs are 10% off per ticket and must be purchased in bundles of four tickets or more. For more information, visit Follow the exhibit on Facebook and Instagram @nutcrackerimmersive.

More photos

Review: Immersive Nutcracker will get you in the holiday spirit - NOW Magazine

The Immersive Nutcracker World Premieres in Toronto - Child's Life

The Immersive Nutcracker World Premieres in Toronto - Child's Life


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.