An enchanting Christmas traditionThe English National Ballet sprinkles magic over the London Coliseum this Christmas, as The Nutcracker returns for another festive season of ballet and adventure for the whole family.
Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, The Nutcracker draws audiences into a frosty Christmas Eve in Edwardian London, where Clara is unwrapping an enchanted Nutcracker toy. Together, they embark on an exciting journey across an unfamiliar world, fighting the villainous Mouse King, meeting handsome strangers, and jumping onto a hot air balloon ride across the Land of Snow.
With more than 100 dancers and musicians transforming the Coliseum into a fantastical winter wonderland, The Nutcracker features an iconic, soaring score by Tchaikovsky, beautifully extravagant sets, and exquisite dancing.
Returning again and again for over 50 years, this charming ballet is the undisputed star of London Christmas theatre. Don’t miss out on the magic with Nutcracker tickets from 16 December 2021.
Important informationPlaying at: London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Performance dates: 16 Dec 2021 - 08 Jan 2022
Running time: 2 hours
Age recommendation: Best for age 5+