The Nutcracker at London Coliseum tickets
The Nutcracker at London Coliseum tickets

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About the show

The English National Ballet’s unforgettable production Nutcracker returns to the London Coliseum for a limited festive season. First performed in 1892 in St Petersburg, Russia, the famous Christmas story has been a popular winter ballet ever since. This year, the ENB bring over 100 of the world’s best dancers and musicians to the stage, telling the story of Clara accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s soaring score.

Relocated to Edwardian London, Nutcracker sees Clara’s family host a party on Christmas Eve. An old friend of the family arrives bearing gifts, including a Nutcracker doll for Clara that she finds particularly charming. Her dreams that night are filled with epic battles, grand adventures and a handsome soldier. They come to life with beautiful dancing and stunning design, perfect for Christmas-time.

This incredible production has toured across the UK and London for many years, continuously delighting tens of thousands of audience members. Choreographed by the acclaimed Wayne Eagling and originally conceived alongside Toer van Schayk, Nutcracker features design by Peter Farmer, lighting design by David Richardson and music by Tchaikovsky.

Originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, em>The Nutcracker started life as an adaptation of E. T. A Hoffman’s story The Nutcracker and the Mouse which was later adapted by Alexander Dumas. The traditional Christmas story is updated for London, but still honours the original story and music.

Undoubtedly one of the most exciting shows of the festive season, the English National Ballet’s Nutcracker plays a limited run at the London Coliseum, running from 13 December to 30 December 2018.

Recommended for

This is a great shows for families, ballet fans and historical London. The story is grand and engaging for young and old with an emphasis on visual elements and music.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 5+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 13 Dec 2018
Booking from: 29 Dec 2018
Booking until: 30 Dec 2018

Location and map

London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4ES

65 Reviews Add review

victoriac17 5”5, 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

scottharvey 59 reviews, 1 helpful vote

We all loved it! The dancing was beautiful, the music was magical. First ever ballet, but will definitely see another. The price of... More

paulinap 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Incomprehensible adaptation of the Nutcracker story, without even a synopsis on the cast sheet to help explain it to kids. Having seen... More

tangofiction 5"4, 31 reviews, 0 helpful votes

We really enjoyed the 1st half although the battle scene was a little hard to follow, as Clara did not stun the mouse king with her... More

tiffanyl 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The set was magical - we loved the colours. What a dramatic effect a change of lighting makes. We loved the production from beginning... More

theresam 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Very good

mandys1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

It was the 1st time taking my daughter to see a ballet we both loved it!

natalied1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

This is a magical and superlative performance with stunning scenery to transport the viewer to the cold of the Russian countryside.... More

annmariem 1 review, 0 helpful votes