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A classic two-act ballet, the Nutcracker has charmed theatre audiences for years! The English National Ballet’s version is a truly magical experience for the entire family. With limited shows lined up between December 13 and January 6, 2018, it’s a show you do not want to miss!

Why Watch The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker, beautifully adapted by the English National Ballet, comes to life at the London Coliseum every winter. This breathtaking ballet production is a winter wonderland, eagerly awaited by audiences, both new and old. With Tchaikovsky's stirring compositions lending to the ethereal atmosphere, watch as over 100 musicians and dancers put on a dazzling live performance like never before! The bewitching set design and arresting costumes of the entire cast, from the rats to the toy soldiers, create a delightful sensory experience. An enduring Christmas tradition across the world, the ballet is a treat for the entire family!

The Story

The Nutcracker is the classic story based on Alexandre Dumas’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. In the English National Ballet’s version, the story takes place in Edwardian London, where the protagonist Clara discovers a magical world with her nutcracker. Watch as she battles the Mouse King, embarks on an adventure of her own, and bumps into a handsome stranger. And with the Christmas setting, the story abounds with magic and miracles!

Good for

Family audiences | Christmas activities | Fans of Fairytales

Critics Reviews

“The Nutcracker by the English National Ballet is a festive treat with sensational leads.”
– Express

“Christmas Card perfect.”
– The Guardian

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Show Timings

Tue - Sat 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

2 hours, 15 minutes including 1 intermission

Theatre Company
English National Ballet

Concept and Choreography by
Wayne Eagling

Concept by
Toer van Schayk

Music by
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Design by
Peter Farmer

Lighting by
David Richardson

Additional Information

Recommended for ages 5 and above.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

The London Coliseum Theatre has a seating capacity of 2,359.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification.

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London Coliseum, London WC2N, UK, London

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