English National Ballet

Nutcracker

The magical Christmas tradition for all the family

15 Dec–7 Jan 2023

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

On a sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara receives an enchanted Nutcracker as a present. Together, they 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 a puppet theatre comes to life with dancers from around the world.

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

Thousands of audience members – young and old – make Nutcracker part of their holiday celebrations every year: experience its charms this festive season.

Credits

Choreography by Wayne Eagling
Based on a production with scenario and co-choreography by Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Design by Peter Farmer
Lighting by David Richardson

“Absolutely charming”

The Daily Express

“A Christmas staple with its corps of shimmering snowflakes, mischievous rat army and a sprinkling of magic”

The Stage

14 Daytime Performances Remaining
Running Time
2hrs

Schools matinee: Thursday 5 January 2.30pm

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)

Book for English National Ballet’s Nutcracker and Swan Lake at the same time and save 15% (not valid on £95 tickets, or in conjunction with any other offer or concessions)

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

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Please note only children aged 5+ are allowed in the auditorium except for the family-friendly performance on Saturday 7 January 2.30pm where children under 5 are allowed and up to 2 children under 16 go free with each full-paying adult.

Schools matinee: Thursday 5 January 2.30pm

Book for English National Ballet’s Nutcracker and Swan Lake at the same time and save 15% (not valid on £95 tickets, or in conjunction with any other offer or concessions)