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Nutcracker - English National Ballet Tickets

15 Dec 2022 - 8 Jan 2023

Nutcracker - English National Ballet Information

The timeless Christmas story of Nutcracker makes its way back to the London Coliseum, despite the rumours about Christmas being cancelled this year, for a truly special performance by the brilliant English National Ballet. Due to current circumstances, the ballet will return for four weeks only, following sold-out performances in previous years, so book early to avoid missing this unforgettable Christmas treat!

What is The Nutcracker about?

On Christmas Eve in Edwardian London, Clara is given a Nutcracker doll for Christmas, and the pair go on an enchanted adventure to discover a magical world. Clara battles with a Mouse King, discovers a handsome prince, and journeys to the Land of Sweets, which is ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy. The pair meet sweet makers from all around the world, and eventually take off in a hot air balloon ride over the glistening Land of the Snow, where Clara's adventure is only just beginning.

The iconic ballet features a divine score by Tchaikovsky including 'Waltz of the Flowers', and 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy'.

Covid-19 Information

English National Opera's re-opened in September 2020 with socially distanced shows being offered to the public.

Over 100 dancers and musicians will be bringing Nutcracker to life, and the show will feature exquisite dancing, beautiful costumes and scenery, and the score played by a live orchestra.

When you arrive at the theatre, you will have your temperature checked via a digital safe distance thermometer. Everyone in your party must check into the venue using the NHS test and trace app.

The theatre will be cleaned before every performance and our one way system is designed to minimise your contact with other. There is also plenty of hand sanitiser stations in designated areas around the theatre.

You will need to wear a face covering in line with current guidelines and social distancing will be strictly enforced.

Over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live.

On a sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara receives an enchanted Nutcracker as a present. Together, they discover a magical world where she battles with the Mouse King and meets a handsome stranger. As the air grows colder, Clara and her valiant Nutcracker take a hot air balloon ride across London to the glistening Land of Snow where a puppet theatre comes to life with dancers from around the world.

From the sound of the orchestra tuning up, to the final bows and cheers, a trip to English National Ballet’s Nutcracker is an unforgettable Christmas treat.

Run time

2 hours (incl. interval)

Opening date

December 15th, 2022

Closing date

January 8th, 2023




London Coliseum


Under 5s are not permitted

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Photo credit: (Courtesy of English National Ballet)

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