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The Nutcracker Tickets

London Coliseum

Enjoy a Christmas classic as London’s most popular festive ballet returns for another exhilarating season. Best for age 5+.

Enjoy a Magical Festive Tradition With Nutcracker London Tickets

Escape into a world of whimsy, magic and incredible dancing this winter as The Nutcracker returns to the London Coliseum for its annual festive season. The classic ballet has been a staple of Christmas theatre in London for over 50 years, and English National Ballet Artistic Director Aaron S. Watkin’s new version promises to keep the spirit alive. Anything is possible in this enchanting production, so book your tickets early for a spot in the audience this year.

What is The Nutcracker ballet about?

It is a cold and frosty Christmas Eve in Edwardian London, and Clara is unwrapping a special present. As the paper falls off, an enchanted Nutcracker appears and whisks her off on a spellbinding adventure. In this magical new world, Clara meets handsome strangers, comes face-to-face with the terrifying Mouse King, and drifts high above the Land of Snow in a hot air balloon.

Exquisite dance, soaring music from Tchaikovsky and gorgeous visual storytelling make The Nutcracker a pure spectacle that will delight all ages, as an array of wonderful characters leap, pirouette and glide across the stage.

This year, enjoy a new re-telling of the classic tale, as over 100 world-class dancers and musicians transform the Coliseum into a winter wonderland. English National Ballet’s Artistic Director Aaron S. Watkin and Olivier Award-winner Arielle Smith choreograph a dance extravaganza, with sets and costumes designed by Dick Bird. As Clara absconds from her London home into a technicolour new world populated by the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy and handsome Cavalier, a rush of excitement and possibility sends a thrill through the auditorium.

A Christmas Classic With Soaring Music

Russian composer Tchaikovsky wrote The Nutcracker’s score, and even those newest to ballet and classical music will be familiar with the lively notes of “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “The Nutcracker Suite”.

There is no better place to hear the opening notes and soaring melodies of this world-famous work than at the beautiful London Coliseum. Even five decades on, the dynamic mix of dance and music is still an exhilarating experience for theatregoers, who return time after time to enjoy the enduring magic of this award-winning production.

Don’t Miss Tickets for Nutcracker at London Coliseum

This magnificent ballet has kept audiences rapt with wonder for generations, and for many, it marks the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year! Avoid disappointment and secure your Nutcracker tickets now; this is a sell-out year on year.

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Performance dates:
12 Dec 2024 - 12 Jan 2025
Running time:
2 hours including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Under 5s not permitted.
Audience Notes:
Please note only children aged 5+ are allowed in the auditorium except for the family-friendly performance: Saturday 4 January 2.30pm and the relaxed performance: Saturday 9 January 1.30pm, when under 5s are allowed entry.

Please note that we do not sell concession tickets for The Nutcracker. If you are attending with children aged between 5 and 15 years, you can purchase child tickets on the London Coliseum website.

Latest Audience Reviews

This was the first ballet I have attended. The acting and dancing was good and the storyline was... More

Fantastic show absolutely mesmerising. Beautiful set design and costumes and outstanding dancers... More

There are some great uses of screens and projections that had depth to the set pieces. The dance... More

My first ever ballet and I really enjoyed it. Wished I had seen it before Christmas as it really... More

Incomprehensible adaptation of the Nutcracker story, without even a synopsis on the cast sheet to... More

I have seen better Nutcrackers to be honest and was expecting something more. Soloists were ok. C... More

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