The Nutcracker  Children's Audition
Call-back Announcement 

4 September 2022 (Sun)
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Please refer to the below table for audition details

Candidate numbers in both black and red are invited to attend the call-back audition on 4 September 2022 (Sun). Please check carefully the assigned timeslot(s) below. Please arrive at the registration counter on time.

*Candidates in red need to attend more than one session.

Absent participants will be deemed as giving up the audition, no additional audition will be arranged. 

Audition results will be announced via individual e-mails at 5:00pm, 6 September, 2022 (Tuesday).

Children’s Audition for The Nutcracker 2022

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Audition Dates : 3 & 4 September 2022 (Sat & Sun)

Application Deadline: 5:00pm, 31 August 2022 (Wednesday)

This Christmas, Septime Webre’s larger-than-life holiday performance of The Nutcracker will return at Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s Grand Theatre during 16 - 31 December 2022. Follow young Clara on a fantasy adventure when one of her Christmas presents, a magical Nutcracker, comes to life. Set in the early 20th century in Hong Kong, don’t miss this nostalgic extravaganza featuring the hypnotic Waltz of the Bauhinia Flowers, the whimsical Mother Dim Sum and her dancing Dim Sum Clowns or the lively Cheung Chau Bun Festival!

We are inviting young ballet dancers to audition for the roles in The Nutcracker. Successful applicants will have the rare opportunity to share the stage alongside Hong Kong Ballet dancers!


Auditions will be held on 3, 4 September 2022 at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.


3, 4 September 2022 (Saturday and Sunday)


9:00AM – 6:00PM


3/F, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong (Wanchai MTR Station Exit C)

Registration Time:

(for reference)

Group A (girls: 7 years old) - 9:00AM

Group B (girls: 8 years old) - 10:00AM

Group C (girls: 9 years old) - 11:00AM

Group D (girls: 10 years old) - 12:00PM

Group E (girls: 11-12* years old) - 1:00PM

Group F (girls: 13 years old and above) - 2:00PM

Group G (boys all ages) - 3:00PM

*Girls age 12 born on or before 31/12/2009 are allocated into Group F

Pick-up Time:

(for reference)

Group A (girls: 7 years old) - 11:45AM

Group B (girls: 8 years old) - 12:45PM

Group C (girls: 9 years old) - 1:45PM

Group D (girls: 10 years old) - 2:45PM

Group E (girls: 11-12 years old) - 3:45PM

Group F (girls: 13 years old+) - 4:45PM

Group G (boys all ages) - 5:15PM

*Girls age 12 born on or before 31/12/2009 are allocated into Group F

Exact Registration and Pick up Time:

Above times only serve as reference for applicants to reserve time to attend the audition. The exact audition grouping and time will be announced via Email and on Hong Kong Ballet website:  by 6:00PM, 31 August 2022 (Wednesday).

*Selected participants may be called back for another round of audition on the same day or the second day during the 2-day audition period, please kindly reserve your time in advance. Absent participants will be deemed as giving up the audition. No additional audition will be arranged.

*NB: the time groupings for the second round of auditions (on 4 Sept) might not be organised by age but by categories of casting and roles instead.

Audition Guideline: 

Requirements for children roles:

  • Must be able to attend ALL rehearsals and performances
  • Date of Birth: 3 September, 2006 to 3 September, 2015 Current ballet students (boys or girls) between 7-16 years old (on 3 September 2022)
  • Height: 125 cm to 160 cm

Rehearsal Schedule :   Click here 

  • Selected Children Dancers shall come to rehearsal according to their characters groupings

Application Guidelines

  • Deadline for application submission: 5:00pm, 31 August 2022 (Wednesday).
  • We ONLY accept online applications at Other forms of submission will not be considered. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused. Each candidate should only submit their application ONCE.
  • Late submissions or incomplete registration forms will not be processed under any circumstances.
  • You risk losing your audition opportunity if you repeatedly submit applications for the same candidate.
  • Hong Kong Ballet's decision on all matters relating to the audition is final. 

Audition Guideline: 

Announcement of Audition Results

  • Successful applicants selected to participate in The Nutcracker will receive individual e-mail notification by 5:00pm, 6 September 2022 (Tuesday).


  • For any enquiries, please email [email protected], or contact us at 2105 9756 between 10:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday (emails preferred).
  • Due to high email volume, please avoid emailing us for an application receipt confirmation if you have already received an auto-reply from our system.

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