The Tallahassee Ballet offers a variety of special events throughout the season, which provide unique opportunities for patrons and supporters to get involved and support the ballet, beyond attending our performances.

Kingdom of Sweets

Kingdom of Sweets is an annual event for the whole family that brings the magic of The Nutcracker to children of all ages. The event features a live performance excerpt from The Nutcracker, a buffet of sweets and many hands-on activities. Children are invited to dance with Clara and characters from the Land of the Sweets. Holiday portraits will be taken by master photographer Dina Ivory, and each family receives a keepsake photo to remember their journey in our Kingdom of Sweets.

Date: Sunday November 19th at 1 pm.

Lisa C. Graganella Golf Classic

Our annual tournament is The Tallahassee Ballet’s largest fundraiser of the year. The event is held at the Southwood Golf Club, an upscale 18-hole course designed by PGA professional golfer Fred Couples. Participants enjoy first-class golf and a chance to win one of three top prizes, door prizes and silent auction items donated by The Tallahassee Ballet Board of Directors, dancers and local businesses, ranging from cruises to jewelry and gift certificates.

Date: Monday March 5, 2018 at 12 pm.

The Divine Sisterhood of the Costume Closet

Each of the beautiful, painstakingly detailed costumes worn by The Tallahassee Ballet dancers are custom made by resident costume designer Ann Todd. This annual girls’ night out is an opportunity to raise money for the costume fund at The Tallahassee Ballet and features a cocktail hour, dancing, live music and a delicious dinner.

The 2017 Divine Sisterhood of the Costume Closet date will be announced soon. Sign up for our newsletter to learn more as we get closer to this annual girls’ night out.

Backstage at the Ballet presented by AARP

This free community event offers behind-the-scenes access to The Tallahassee Ballet as we prepare for season performances like The Nutcracker. Join us for this great opportunity geared toward adults and children of all ages. Special thanks to AARP for supporting Backstage at the Ballet!

  • 2 p.m. – Families and Groups
  • 3:30 p.m. – Families and Groups
  • 5:30 p.m. – Adults and Seniors followed by a reception

Questions? Call Janet Pichard at 850.224.6917.

Midtown Barre Crawl

Join us for our annual summer taste of more than 10 local bars and venues in Midtown Tallahassee while supporting The Tallahassee Ballet.

Stay tuned for the 2018 Midtown Barre Crawl date to be announced soon. Sign up to receive more information here!



The Nutcracker

December 16-17, 2017
Treat yourself to one of the holiday season’s most treasured performances, The Tallahassee Ballet’s The Nutcracker.