25 years of shared magic thanks to the Nutcracker Fund!
Les Grands Ballets is committed to giving back to the community and participating in the cultural education of future generations. For 25 years now, the Nutcracker Fund has enabled us to share The Nutcracker magic with children less advantaged than others.
Reflecting a desire to democratize ballet, to include and to offer everyone access to art, this educational program proposes a complete immersion in the world of The Nutcracker. When it was created, in 1997, the program made it possible for us to invite 600 children to a performance of The Nutcracker and offered workshops for 100 kids.
Thanks to the support of numerous loyal donors and partners, the Nutcracker Fund has endured and grown, to the point where 2,800 sick or underprivileged children are invited free of charge to the show, with 1,400 of them benefiting from workshops on the theme of ballet, in schools and in foundations.
To broaden access to our shows still more, a number of performances or rehearsals are also open during the season to vulnerable individuals, at Place des Arts and in our private theater, as part of the laid-back performances.
It should be noted that this fund also supports the annual refurbishment of sets and costumes for The Nutcracker, which has been on the bill for nearly 60 years!