The Nutcracker

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Enjoy a magical trip to the Land of Snow with The Nutcracker ballet tickets 

Christmas is sweeping into the London Coliseum, and English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker promises to enchant and delight once again – as it has done for over 50 years. This classic ballet is a true highlight of the festive season, and one the whole family can enjoy. 

On a snowy Christmas Eve in Edwardian London, Clara opens a gift. It is an enchanted Nutcracker, and he soon beckons her to join him on an unforgettable adventure. The pair fly off to a dazzling new world, meet enchanting strangers, defeat the evil Mouse King, and drift above the Land of Snow in a hot air balloon. 

The Nutcracker ballet is a sweet treat, wrapped up with choreography by Wayne Eagling and set to composer Tchaikovsky’s divine score, which includes “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Waltz of the Flowers”. Few things are more thrilling and magical than the notes of this iconic music ringing out across the auditorium in December, performed by a world-class company of over 100 dancers who float, pirouette and leap across the stage! 

The ballet also features design by Peter Farmer and lighting by Richard Davidson, who help to make every moment of this acclaimed show look and sound exquisite. 

A live orchestra, stunning dancing, beautiful costumes and scenery: The Nutcracker is a sensory delight from start to end, and an experience that perfectly encapsulates the Christmas season. Tickets sell quickly every year as theatregoers rush to enjoy this festive favourite, so make sure you get yours early.

Child friendly?

The Nutcracker ballet is suitable for ages 5+