Children’s Audition for The Nutcracker 2023

Audition Dates :  3 September 2023 (Sun)

Application Deadline: 5:00pm, 28 August 2023 (Monday)

Septime Webre’s heartwarming The Nutcracker returns at Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s Grand Theatre during 15-31 December 2023 to bring festive cheer in a wonderous celebration of early 20th century Hong Kong’s history, characters and natural beauty. This much-anticipated annual extravaganza begins at a lively Christmas Eve party in a gilded mansion where young Clara receives a very unique Nutcracker as a gift.

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


The Nutcracker Children's Audition has been postponed to 3 September 2023 at Hong Kong Cultural Centre due to forecast bad weather. 

Date: 3 September 2023 (Sunday)
Time: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Registration Point: G/F, Foyer, Auditoria Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Dismissal Point:  G/F, Foyer, Auditoria Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Venue: 8/F, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre Backstage
(Parents are Prohibited from entering the backstage buildling)
                                           Address:                                        Auditoria Building, 10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui  (Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station Exit L6)
Registration Time:  Pick Up Time: 

Group A (girls: 8 years old) - 8:45AM

Group B (girls: 9 years old) - 10:15AM

Group C (girls: 10 years old) - 11:30AM

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

Group E (girls: 13+ years old) - 2:00PM

Group F (girls: 7 years old) - 3:15PM

Group G (boys all ages) - 4:30PM

Group A (girls: 8 years old) - 10:50AM

Group B (girls: 9 years old) - 12:05PM

Group C (girls: 10 years old) - 1:20PM

Group D (girls: 11-12 years old) - 2:35PM

Group E (girls: 13+ years old) - 3:50PM

Group F (girls: 7 years old) - 5:05PM

Group G (boys all ages) - 6:05PM

Requirements for children roles:

  • Must be able to attend ALL rehearsals and performances
  • Date of Birth: 1 September, 2005 to 31 August, 2016 Current ballet students (boys or girls) between 7-18 years old (on 31 August 2023)
  • Height: 125 cm to 165 cm

Rehearsal Schedule

Selected Children Dancers shall come to rehearsal according to their character's groupings, which will be announced to successful candidates in the audition result. 

Application Guidelines

  • Deadline for application submission: 5:00pm, 28 August 2023 (Monday).
  • 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. 

Announcement of Audition Results

Successful applicants selected to participate in The Nutcracker will receive individual e-mail notification by 5:00pm, 12 September 2023 (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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