English National Ballet


The magical Christmas tradition for all the family

14 Dec–7 Jan 2024

Over 100 dancers and musicians from English National Ballet 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 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 is an unforgettable Christmas treat.

Wayne Eagling’s delightful production returns to the splendour of the London Coliseum following sold out performances to over 70,000 people in 2022. Don’t miss your chance to experience its charms this festive season.

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

Main image credit:
Dancer: Shiori Kase. Photo: Jason Bell. Creative Direction: Charlotte Wilkinson Studio


“A perfect Christmas treat”

The Sunday Express

“You can’t go wrong with this delicious Nutcracker”

The Daily Mail

“Absolutely charming”

The Daily Express

Children under 16 go half-price: up to 2 under-16s per full paying adult.

Note that children under 5 are not allowed in the auditorium.

Family-friendly performance: Saturday 6 January 2.30pm. Children only pay the £2.25 booking fee (up to 2 under-16s per full paying adult), and children under 5 are allowed to attend.

Schools performances: Tuesday 19 December 2.30pm and Friday 5 January 2.30pm. Please note these performances will welcome school groups.

Multibuy: book for English National Ballet’s Nutcracker and Giselle at the same time and save 15%. Not valid on top price tickets.

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For more information, please contact the London Coliseum on 020 7845 9300 or [email protected].