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    The Nutcracker Tickets

    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. The Nutcracker has a fascinating and storied history as the most popular Christmas ballet of all time.

    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: 31 Dec 2022 - 07 Jan 2023

    Running time: 2 hours (including an interval)

    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 Nutcracker seat view photos show what view you will get for your money. Unfortunately we do not have any seat views for this show.

    Latest Audience Reviews

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

    First half was great but the second half needed more story and set decorations. Dancing was very... More

    alisoni5 29 Dec 2022

    First half was great but the second half needed more story and set decorations. Dancing was very accomplished.

    alisoni5 29 Dec 2022

    A beautiful retelling of the classic story. I've seen two productions of The Nutcracker before -... More

    gemmaj2 24 Dec 2022

    A beautiful retelling of the classic story. I've seen two productions of The Nutcracker before - both modern versions, I definitely prefer the more classical version.

    gemmaj2 24 Dec 2022

    Stunning dancing. A very captivating performance. My 5 year old granddaughter was totally absorbe... More

    sm9 23 Dec 2022

    Stunning dancing. A very captivating performance. My 5 year old granddaughter was totally absorbed by it.

    sm9 23 Dec 2022

    Amazing, amazing, amazing show! I had read most of the original book, but, however, I would have... 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
    Sp2512 28 Dec 2022
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