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English National Ballet


The magical Christmas tradition for all the family

13 Dec - 30 Dec 2018

Over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live.

On a sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll discover a magical world, where she battles with the Mouse King and meets a handsome stranger. As the air grows colder, Clara and her valiant Nutcracker take a hot air balloon ride across London to the glistening Land of Snow where her adventure really begins.

From the sound of the orchestra tuning up, to the final bows and cheers, a trip to English National Ballet at the London Coliseum is an unforgettable Christmas treat.

English National Ballet’s Nutcracker returns for three weeks only, following sold out performances in 2017 and 2016 – book early and make Nutcracker part of your holiday celebrations.

'If you are looking for the best for your Christmas dance treat, this is it.'

The Sunday Express

'Dashingly inventive... At the final lift, cheers rise to the rafters.'

Evening Standard

'Delicately charming.'

Financial Times

'Always a treat at Christmas.'

The Independent

12 Evening Performances Remaining
11 Matinee Performances Remaining

Tickets from £14 – £80 (plus booking fee)*
Multibuy Discount offer
Book for Nutcracker, The Sleeping BeautySwan Lake, Manon
Book for two at the same time and save 15%
Book for three at the same time and save 20%

Family Friendly matinee
Sunday 30 December at 2pm is a family-friendly performance, with no minimum age restriction. Please be aware there will be small children at this performance.

Schools Matinee
Friday 14 December at 2.30pm is a schools performance. Please be aware that school groups will be at this performance.
£8 per pupil + 1 free teacher ticket per 10 students. Available on selected areas only.

For more information, please contact the London Coliseum on 020 7845 9300 or box.office@eno.org

*London Coliseum charges a £1.50 booking fee per ticket, to a maximum of £6 per transaction.


Creative Team

Wayne Eagling

Concept and Choreography

Toer van Schayk


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Peter Farmer


David Richardson