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English National Ballet


The magical Christmas ballet for all the family.

Over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score played live.

On a sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll 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 her adventure really begins.

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.

Nutcracker returns in 2016 following hugely successful performances last year, where over 73,000 audience members – young and old – made it part of their holiday celebrations.

For details of principal casting visit ballet.org.uk >> (Casting is subject to change. ENB will endeavour to give as much notice as possible via their website and social media).

Image © Jason Bell


The Daily Telegraph

'Christmas-card perfect'

The Guardian

'This is now a contender as one of the best Nutcrackers around'

The Daily Express

Running Time
2hrs 15mins

Running time includes one interval of approximately 20 minutes.

Tickets from £14 – £79 plus booking fee.*

The 2:30pm matinees on Tuesday 3 and Saturday 7 January are family-friendly performances, with no minimum age restriction. Please be aware there will be small children at these performances.

* ENB charges £1.75 transaction fee online/£3.50 transaction fee for phone bookings.


Creative Team

Wayne Eagling


Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eagling

Based on concept by

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Peter Farmer


David Richardson