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Discover a magical Christmas tradition

Discover a festive treat for the whole family as English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker London season pirouettes its way back to the Coliseum.

Inspired by E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, The Nutcracker transports audiences to Edwardian London on a frosty Christmas Eve, just as Clara is unwrapping an enchanted Nutcracker toy. Together, she and the Nutcracker travel to an unfamiliar land, where the evil Mouse King is lurking.

Over 100 world-class dancers and musicians transform the London Coliseum into a winter wonderland, where Clara meets dashing strangers, fights villains, and floats in a hot air balloon across the Land of Snow. The ballet features an iconic, rousing score by Tchaikovsky, beautiful and sumptuous sets and costumes, and exquisite dancing.

Now a stalwart of London Christmas theatre, this spectacular ballet has been the star of the season for more than 50 years. Guaranteed to capture your imagination no matter how many times you watch it, don’t miss out on the magic with Nutcracker tickets this Christmas.

Performance dates: 15 Dec 2022 - 07 Jan 2023

Running time: TBC

Age recommendation: Best for age 5+. Under 5s not permitted at most performances.

Special notice: Please note only children aged 5+ are allowed in the auditorium except for the family-friendly performance: Saturday 7 January 2.30pm where children under 5 are allowed, and children under 16 go free (up to 2 children with each full-paying adult).

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.

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

claref3 01 Jan 2020

The set design created wonderful painterly tableaux, for example in the beautiful opening skating scene, and the technical excellence and beauty of the dancing, especially by the lead dancers, was both spectacular and moving. The Nutcracker music, dances and costumes are a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas - a timeless pleasure. My only small criticism might be that, if you were seeing The Nutcracker for the first time, you might have found the narrative a little unclear. Also, while the set designs were lovely, I would have liked to see a huge Christmas tree with lights and decorations on stage!

claref3 01 Jan 2020

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

zahras1 01 Jan 2020

Amazing, amazing, amazing show! I had read most of the original book, but, however, I would have very much appreciated a small leaflet provided by the ballet along with our tickets whence we could see the names of the pieces and each separate performance.

zahras1 01 Jan 2020

The Nutcracker brings instant Christmas cheer, everything about it is joyous. The children are wonderful... More

cherylmorris 07 Jan 2020

The Nutcracker brings instant Christmas cheer, everything about it is joyous. The children are wonderful and bring a fantastic sense of innocence to the story. The transition from young Clara to older Clara is simple, yet delightful. Well done ENB.

cherylmorris 07 Jan 2020

The perfect Christmas story, told beautifully. Despite knowing this was a family performance, I was quite... More

cherylmorris 07 Jan 2020

The perfect Christmas story, told beautifully. Despite knowing this was a family performance, I was quite surprised how young the children in the audience were; we sat near a screaming toddler and I heard at least one other across the auditorium. There were lots of two and three year olds and I guess the average age of the kids was around four years. If you have a child over five who can sit still, then I suggest going to a regular performance (under 5s are otherwise not admitted into the auditorium) as the show is the same, just chatty/fidgety children are accepted.

cherylmorris 07 Jan 2020

Loved this traditional style performance. The scenery was magical, the dancing superb with beautiful... More

irag2 30 Dec 2019

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

irag2 30 Dec 2019

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

graciap 11 Jan 2020

The Nutcracker is a must see during Christmas season. Tchaikovsky’s music made me goosebumps with that incredible orchestra. Plus English National Ballet was so talented and charming.

graciap 11 Jan 2020
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