The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

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A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.


The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?

Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet performances.

Conductor – Barry Wordsworth
Choir – London Oratory Junior Choir
Orchestra – Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Please Note: The Showing on the 10th is not a Live Broadcast, but is an ENCORE event


£19.00 | £17.00 Concession | £8.50 Child
Start: 5th December 2017
End: 10th December 2017

Dates & Times

Tuesday 5th December 2017 19:15
Sunday 10th December 2017 14:00

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