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The Nutcracker - English National Ballet

The Nutcracker - English National Ballet Tickets

4.9/5 - based on 31 reviews
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About The Nutcracker - English National Ballet

Performance Times
Mon - 14:30 19:30
Tue - 14:30 19:30
Wed - 14:30 19:30
Thu 13:00 14:30 19:30
Fri - 14:30 19:30
Sat - 14:30 19:30
Sun - 14:30 -

The Nutcracker - English National Ballet description

The timeless Christmas story of Nutcracker makes its way back to the London Coliseum for Christmas, performed by the brilliant English National Ballet.

On Christmas Eve in Edwardian London, Clara is given a Nutcracker doll for Christmas, and the pair go on an enchanted adventure to discover a magical world. Clara battles with a Mouse King, discovers a handsome prince, and journeys to the Land of Sweets, which is ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy. The pair meet sweet-makers from all around the world, and eventually take off in a hot air balloon ride over the glistening Land of the Snow, where Clara’s adventure is only just beginning.

The iconic ballet features a divine score by Tchaikovsky including ‘Waltz of the Flowers’, and ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’.

Over 100 dancers and musicians will be bringing Nutcracker to life, and the show will feature exquisite dancing, beautiful costumes and scenery, and the score played by a live orchestra.

Please note: Your tickets will be dispatched one week from performance.

The Nutcracker - English National Ballet reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 31 reviews

What to expect:


Recommended for:

Anyone (77%)
Families (100%)
Teenagers (81%)
Couples (84%)
Theatregoers (84%)
Latest customer reviews

my first ballet, it was a great experience

Reviewed on 05 January 2020 by , Durham, United Kingdom

Different Production from normal

A very good production, very different from the last time I saw this ballet ,which was good. Excellent music as always with the Czech master. Very good costumes and the youngsters in the show performed well. My wife and I enjoyed it very much.

Reviewed on 05 January 2020 by , Cheshunt, United Kingdom

Spine tingling

Superb! Absolutely superb! Please go and champion your support for these amazing ballerinas and musicians. The precision, execution and corregraphy of the actors really is something special.

Reviewed on 04 January 2020 by , Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom

A delicious habit.

I have two sons, four grandsons and ONE grand-daughter! When she was 5 I took her, her mother and her other granny to this show, last year I took her on my own and this year it was again just the two of us. This year I whispered that the conductor would soon arrive and as the orchestra began to play, the smile on her face as she recognised the music simply broke my heart! She loved it and we will be back again and again. Her memory of the music, the ice skating, King Rat and Clara's naughty brother are so special. A beautiful production. The principal dancers this year were simply perfection. However, I felt that the second half lacked something but I couldn't quite put my finger on what it was - it seemed a little separate from the main house party somehow. I will book earlier next year!!

Reviewed on 30 December 2019 by , Fingest Henley-on-thames, United Kingdom

Impressive and beautiful

Reviewed on 29 December 2019 by , Maastricht, Netherlands

Fabulous performance

Music was amazing and ballet faultless

Reviewed on 28 December 2019 by , Highett, Australia

The most beautiful Nutcracker we have ever seen

Reviewed on 26 December 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Must Sre

First time seeing a Ballet for myself and my grandaughter we were both mesmerised we loved it.

Reviewed on 16 December 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Great show, performers and backstage crew

We just loved the show! It was amazing, the story is very easy to follow and the performers are great! My wife use to be a ballerina and she simply enjoyed every single detail. Extremely hot throughout the whole venue...

Reviewed on 16 December 2019 by , Hayes, United Kingdom


It was a great show.

Reviewed on 28 January 2016 by , Bedale, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 04 January 2016 by , Welling, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 04 January 2016 by , Camberley, United Kingdom


fantastic show

Reviewed on 01 January 2016 by , South Norwood, United Kingdom

Beautiful show

Reviewed on 30 December 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Nutcracker 2015

Fabulous. Great xmas entertainment.

Reviewed on 19 December 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Very good

Reviewed on 05 January 2014 by

Enchanting and wonderful

This was a truly beautiful rendition of the classic. The scenery and costumes were beautifully traditional, and all performances were strong. A great experience for everyone!

Reviewed on 04 January 2014 by

Christmas Magic

A must see for any little girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina. Truely magical. The interpretation of the story was slightly different than I gave seen in that there was no dancing sweeties etc but there was a beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy solo.

Reviewed on 24 December 2013 by

Absolutely fantastic show.

I loved every minute of it. Would recommend to everyone. Its amazing what humans are capable of.

Reviewed on 23 December 2013 by


Perfect staff venue performance and evening. Humbling. I cannot understand the humankind. Man has the capacity for such beauty - this ballet an example. Then we kill each other. Bizarre

Reviewed on 22 December 2013 by


I have seen several renditions of The Nutcracker but this was possibly my favorite! The scenery was amazingly elaborate. I do wish the costumes would have been a little better. The theater was nice but a bit warm. Other than that, everything was wonderful!

Reviewed on 21 December 2013 by

Worth a visit

Thoroughly enjoyable, well worth watching.

Reviewed on 15 December 2013 by