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

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Discover a festive family tradition

The English National Ballet continues a festive tradition as The Nutcracker returns to the Coliseum. This delightful ballet promises enchantment and adventure to melt the hearts of audiences old and young alike. 

As snow falls in Edwardian London on Christmas Eve, Clara is gifted an enchanted Nutcracker who leads her on an exciting journey. As they cross unfamiliar but fantastical lands Clara must battle the dastardly Mouse King, meet a handsome stranger, and marvel at a hot air balloon ride over a snowy wonderland. 

With over 100 dancers and musicians bringing this Christmas treat to life, The Nutcracker is based on E. T. A. Hoffmann's story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and features a famous score by Tchaikovsky. This production's concept is the work of Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk, with Eagling also providing choreography. 

Its luscious costumes, breath-taking choreography and captivating story has made it the star of London Christmas theatre for more than 50 years. Don’t miss the magic - conjure up some Nutcracker tickets for the whole family when it returns to the London Coliseum in December.

Important information

Playing at: London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

Performance dates: 10 Dec 2020 - 16 Dec 2020

Running time: TBC

Age restrictions: Best for age 5+

373 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