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- Opens: Thursday, 14 December 2023
Booking until: Sunday, 7 January 2024
- Running time: 2 hours (incl. interval)
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The Nutcracker - English National Ballet description
The Nutcracker ballet is always a hugely popular show for the festive season, ever since the English National Ballet first took it to the Christmas stage in 1950. It's a treat for the entire family, and it's on at the magnificent London Coliseum from mid-December. If you'd like to know more about this magical Christmas tradition, read on.
Can you imagine watching more than 100 dancers and musicians on stage, bringing Nutcracker to sparkling life with their exquisite dancing, deliciously beautiful stage sets and gorgeous score by Tchaikovsky, played live? It's quite something. When our heroine and her brave Nutcracker doll take a hot air balloon ride across London to the glistening Land of Snow, you'll find it hard to believe your eyes. No wonder children adore this ballet so much. When the puppet theatre comes to life, the audience goes wild!
If you're looking for a fabulous festive family treat you can't go wrong with English National Ballet’s Nutcracker at the London Coliseum. It sold out in record time during 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021, so grab your tickets while you can.
What's the plot of Nutcracker?
Nutcracker weaves the lovely story of young Clara, who lives in Edwardian London. When she gets a magical Nutcracker doll for Christmas, on the eve of the big day, they begin an epic magical journey together and discover a magical world. Clara wins an epic battle with the Mouse King. She meets a handsome prince and enjoys a spectacular journey to the Land of Sweets, where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy. When she arrives in the glistening Land of the Snow, it turns out it's only the start of her amazing adventure.
Who is Nutcracker for?
The Nutcracker is recommended for people aged 7 and upwards. Children aged under 5 are not allowed in the auditorium.
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Our website makes buying tickets for Nutcracker so easy. We'll email your tickets to your email address, and all you do is present them on the door on the day of the performance. Are you ready to book yourself and the family in for some classic festive fun?
Thursday, 14 December 2023
- Booking until:
Sunday, 7 January 2024
- Running time:
2 hours (incl. interval)
- Age restrictions
5+. Children under the age of five are not permitted in the auditorium.
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- Families (86%)
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Latest customer reviews
Reviewed on 08 January 2023 by Sabrina, London, United Kingdom
A lovely classic. Great dancing and music and easy to follow storyline. Only disappointment was the set.would have liked more of the magic!
Reviewed on 07 January 2023 by Alison, Knaphill, Woking, United Kingdom
The venue was very nice, the show engaging and we had a lovely time.
Reviewed on 02 January 2023 by Joy, Huntingtown, United States Of America
The Nutcracker was an utterly magical experience and a wonderful prelude to Christmas. Everything about it was incredible, from the music and dancing to the venue. Thank you so much!
Reviewed on 01 January 2023 by Caroline, Sutton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 31 December 2022 by Sevim, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 31 December 2022 by Asie, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 31 December 2022 by Oliver, London, United Kingdom
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience
Reviewed on 31 December 2022 by Diana, Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 30 December 2022 by Noel, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 30 December 2022 by Stefano, Roma, Italy
The whole family had an amazing time. All enjoyed hugely. Simply brilliant
Reviewed on 27 December 2022 by Natalija, Hampton Wick, United Kingdom
We went to the matinee show and I think it was ideal as lots of children were in the audiance - it was beautiful to catch the look of wonder on their faces. The standard of both music and dance is truly inspiring and I felt it ws the best theatre and ballet that I had seen for years.
Reviewed on 24 December 2022 by Anne-marie, Reading, United Kingdom
I saw the same show 4 years ago. This year was mediocre at best. the lack of synchronisation of the dancers was evident and several mistakes were made.
Reviewed on 22 December 2022 by Cuauhtemoc, London, United Kingdom
Wonderful music and staging.
Reviewed on 20 December 2022 by Bernadette, Sutton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 December 2022 by Iolanda, London, United Kingdom
Saw this lovely Production last year with some girlfriends and was determined to bring my family to see it this year. We all really loved it. Beautiful dancers, music, costumes, everything. An absolutely delightful treat. My two Grandsons Aged 12 and 15 loved their first experience of ballet. Thank you for a truly special event.
Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by Cheryl, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 16 December 2022 by Christopher, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 December 2022 by Sarah, Surrey, United Kingdom
The show was a very happy celebration of our 59th wedding anniversary.
Reviewed on 30 December 2021 by William, Eltham, London, United Kingdom
We all loved the production, except that in Act II - The Kingdom of Sweets - Clara should be sitting watching the dances, they are for her entertainment in the original story, and are part of her magic dream conjured by Herr Drosselmeyer. With Clara offstage throughout these dances they have no connection with the story!!
Reviewed on 23 December 2021 by Diana, London, United Kingdom
The story was not interesting and our seat was on balcony which was intimidating and uncomfortable
Reviewed on 22 December 2021 by Fatemeh, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 22 December 2021 by Noor, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Some new additions I had not seen before which enhanced the story telling.
Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by Janet, Lutterworth, United Kingdom
There is no highlight of the show
Reviewed on 28 December 2018 by Patricia, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Nice show, very classic mise en en scene, but sadly my kids preferred the Arcade games ....
Reviewed on 26 December 2018 by Alexandra, Paris, France
The Coliseum itself is a sight to behold plus a wonderful live orchestra. Dancers of superb quality. Some really lovely stage sets and costumes.
Reviewed on 23 December 2018 by Shelley, Kensington, United States Of America
This show should be called " story based on Nutcracker". It's complitly difrent to the original story. Apart of the story it's a good show. Acting, dansing, costumes and music are really good. I wish I could wright a better review.
Reviewed on 21 December 2018 by Joanna, London, United Kingdom
Lovely Christmasy show
Reviewed on 21 December 2018 by Anne, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 December 2018 by Milena, Lindon, United Kingdom
Another slightly different slant on the famous storyline. But still the great story with wonderful effects, some humour and of course fantastic costumes. The orchestra was in top form playing that iconic score too. Dancers beautiful !! What a yuletide treat. and god value for money.
Reviewed on 20 December 2018 by Mike, Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 16 December 2018 by Madelene, Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Playful, moving, delightful and the dancing was superb.
Reviewed on 14 December 2018 by Helen, Belmont, Australia
Order intermission drinks before start of the performance - great atmosphere and very worthwhile
Reviewed on 13 December 2018 by Andy, Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 January 2018 by Finny, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Reviewed on 01 January 2018 by Chantel, Surrey, United Kingdom
We really enjoyed the show especially the end of the first part and the entire second part. All the dancers dance marvellously. We had a great evening, thank you so much.
Reviewed on 29 December 2017 by Emma, Paris, France
Live ballet performances are so much better then on screen, truly magical story, music is a massive importance to the show
Reviewed on 28 December 2017 by Sharon, Enfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 24 December 2017 by Aleksandra, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 December 2017 by Helen, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
The main characters performed very well, but disappointed with some of the cast. Out of time, general lack of finesse form some dances.
Reviewed on 21 December 2017 by Tanya, Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 December 2017 by Ewa, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 December 2017 by Keith, Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Impressive performance and the costumes were really superb. (The 'explosions' created some smoke which irritated some people's throats -good idea to have a bottle of water handy.)
Reviewed on 18 December 2017 by Elizabeth, Domerat, France
Truly captivating. A great way to end the week. Bravo.
Reviewed on 16 December 2017 by Damian, London, United Kingdom
Superb Ballet for Xmas!!! Primal Ballerina brilliant!
Reviewed on 14 December 2017 by Paul, Harlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 04 January 2015 by Anonymous
The stage and backdrops were beautiful and all dancers were a joy to watch.
Reviewed on 31 December 2014 by Anonymous
Reviewed on 14 December 2014 by Anonymous
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