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

The Nutcracker

An enchanting Christmas tradition

The 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 information

Playing 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+. Under 5s not permitted.

Special notice: 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.

Next performances

16 Dec Thursday --7:30pm
17 Dec Friday --7:30pm
18 Dec Saturday 2:30pm7:30pm
20 Dec Monday --7:30pm
21 Dec Tuesday 2:30pm7:30pm
22 Dec Wednesday 2:30pm7:30pm
23 Dec Thursday 2:30pm--

Reviews and photos

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
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