Some of the world's most exciting ballet shows are taking place in London. Ballet in London takes place at London's prestigious dance venues, whether it's a new dance company premiering exciting work at Sadler's Wells or the Peacock Theatre or a revival of a classic by the English National Ballet. Ballet performances in London don’t always have to be in traditional stories either. Many of London’s shows are utilising ballet as a dance form too.
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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 InformationEnglish 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.
English National Ballet brings the timeless classical ballet to life in Derek Deane's enthralling production.Be captivated by the romance of Prince Siegfried's love for the Swan Queen Odette, and the drama of their battle against the evil sorcerer Rothbart; and fall for the magnificent sight of ballerinas in white tutus moving in unison: one of ballet's most iconic images.Beloved for its superb dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky's glorious music, played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic, this Swan Lake is a thrill for the dedicated fan or first-time ballet-goer.