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English National Ballet


The magical Christmas ballet for all the family, with exquisite dancing and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score played live.

Over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life.

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’s Nutcracker is an unforgettable Christmas treat.

Image credit: Shiori Kase © Jason Bell – Art Direction and Design Charlotte Wilkinson Studio


The Daily Telegraph

'Delicately charming'

Financial Times

'…this is one Nutcracker not to be missed'

Express Online

'Christmas-card perfect'

The Guardian

'This is now a contender as one of the best Nutcrackers around'

The Daily Express

Running Time
2hrs 10mins

Tickets from £14 – £79*.
Up to two children (under 16) can attend half price with every full paying adult.
Multibuy Discount offer
Book for Nutcracker, Song of the Earth/La Sylphide, Le Jeune Homme et la Mort / La SylphideThe Sleeping Beauty:
Book for two at the same time and save 15%
Book for three at the same time and save 20%
Book for all four at the same time and save 25%

Family Friendly matinee
The 2.30pm matinee on Saturday 6 January is a family-friendly performance, with no minimum age restriction. Please be aware there will be small children at these performances.

For more information, please contact the London Coliseum on 020 7845 9300 or

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