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Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes

Kick off the holiday season with Phipps and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) as we present Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes, an enchanting, family-friendly event that brings two of Pittsburgh’s most beloved traditions together under one roof. Join us to see breathtaking vignettes from Terrance S. Orr's The Nutcracker, including the beloved "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy," as performed by talented Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre students. After the show, visitors can stick around for a meet-and-greet session and photo opportunity with the dancers, and then explore the Conservatory for a sneak peek at some of the colorful poinsettias, glowing evergreens and festive displays of Phipps’ Winter Flower Show and Light Garden. Tickets for Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes are $26 for adults and $13 for children (18 and under), and include a discounted ticket special for PBT’s full-length performance of The Nutcracker at the Benedum Center. Phipps members receive a 10-percent discount, and can obtain their discount code to be used at checkout by contacting our Membership Department at or by calling 412/622-6915 ext. 6505. Advance registration is required and performances sell out quickly, so reserve your seats today either online or by calling 412/454-9107. Young visitors are also invited to join us for Saturdays with the Sugarplum Fairy, two thirty-minute creative movement dance classes and story time sessions with a dancer in costume which will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 21 and Dec. 5. Activities are free with Conservatory admission and appropriate for comfortably dressed children of all ages.

Date & Time

November 20, 2015


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$26 Adult, $13 for children 18 and under

Performing Arts & Dance