English National Ballet

Nutcracker 2018

The magical Christmas tradition for all the family

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

There may be a very limited number of return tickets available for some performances, please call Box Office on 020 7845 9300.

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

Running Time
2hrs 15mins

Adult tickets from £14 – £80 (plus booking fee)*
Child tickets from £7 – £40 (plus booking fee)*†

Multi-buy Discount offer
Book for Nutcracker, Swan 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.

View seating plan

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.
†Up to two children (under 16) can attend half price with every full paying adult. Children under 5 are not allowed in the auditorium.

Creative Team

Wayne Eagling

Concept and Choreography

Toer van Schayk


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Peter Farmer


David Richardson