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

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About the show

For a limited four weeks only, English National Ballet’s Nutcracker returns to London Coliseum. This glistening festive staple ushers in the Christmas season, ready to melt the hearts of old and young audiences alike. Catch it in the West End from 11 December 2019.

The production enjoyed sell-out success at the Coliseum in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann's story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, it features a famous score by Tchaikovsky. More than 100 dancers and musicians bring the show to life, along with exquisite sets and costumes.

One Christmas Eve, in a snow-covered Edwardian London, young Clara receives an enchanted Nutcracker doll as a present. He opens the door to a magical world, and soon they find themselves battling with the dastardly Mouse King. Then the pair take to the chill-bitten skies as they ride a hot air balloon to the Land of Snow.

Concept comes from Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk, choreography is by Eagling, design is the work of Peter Farmer and lighting comes from David Richardson.

This festive delight is one for the diary. Nutcracker plays at the London Coliseum for a strictly limited four-week season from 11 December 2019.

Recommended for

Fans of ballet shouldn't miss out on The Nutcracker, the quintessential ballet show. Families will enjoy seeing this magical story unfold together as part of their Christmas celebrations.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 5+. Children under 5 may not be admitted.

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 11 Dec 2019
Booking from: 04 Jan 2020
Booking until: 05 Jan 2020

Location and map

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

289 Reviews Add review

The set design created wonderful painterly tableaux, for example in the beautiful opening skating scene, and the technical excellence... More

claref3 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Amazing, amazing, amazing show! I had read most of the original book, but, however, I would have very much appreciated a small leaflet... More

zahras1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The Nutcracker brings instant Christmas cheer, everything about it is joyous. The children are wonderful and bring a fantastic sense... More

cherylmorris 35 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The perfect Christmas story, told beautifully. Despite knowing this was a family performance, I was quite surprised how young the children... More

cherylmorris 35 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Loved this traditional style performance. The scenery was magical, the dancing superb with beautiful costumes; it was a lovely Christmas... More

irag2 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The Nutcracker is a must see during Christmas season. Tchaikovsky’s music made me goosebumps with that incredible orchestra. Plus English... More

graciap 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Thought there might be more emphasis on the actual Nutcracker himself but still enjoyed the show. Music was beautiful as were the costumes... More

maureend 1 review, 0 helpful votes

My first experience of a Ballet and wasn't disappointed. Amazing performance, beautifully danced and the Orchestra were amazing. 5... More

lorraines9 1 review, 0 helpful votes

We went to the Nutcracker as a joint Christmas/birthday present for our grand-daughter (aged 8). We (4 adults, 1 child) all enjoyed... More

sheilab8 1 review, 0 helpful votes