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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.

Customer Reviews

116 reviews
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5 Mar 2017

There isn't any doubt that the dancers are talented but the choreography felt disjointed with different lands coming on like a conveyer belt rather than a journey for the main characters. The scenary we could see was beautiful and there were some very clever ideas. However it was, overall, a little disappointing .

Cristina Giordano
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9 Jan 2017

Beside the well-know and beautiful Tchaikovsky's masterpiece, very well played and danced, I really appreciate and enjoyed the choreography and the scenic design. They were able to create a special atmosphere. I have seen the Nutcracker before but this production is the best one so far. A "must-see", simply enchanting.

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5 Jan 2017

Went to see The Nutcracker with a friend shortly after Christmas: excellent ballet performance with great costumes and stage bringing to life a winter-wonderland-dream world echoing the girly wish to be a princess. Precisely what we needed after Christmas.

Phil Morgan
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4 Jan 2017

I bought the tickets for my granddaughters who attend ballet lessons every week. the youngest is only 5 years old. They were spellbound throughout the entire performance. The visit exceeded the expectations! Congratulations on providing a great experience.

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3 Jan 2017

Although the dancers were obviously skilled it just didn't move in the way ballet usually does. My son fell asleep in the first act.



London Coliseum, 33 St Martin's Lane, Westminster, London, WC2N 4ES

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after purchase.

Good To Know

* Please note performances on the 15th December at 2.30pm and the 4th January at 2.30pm are schools matinee performances*

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Suitable For Children

Please note children below 5 are not admitted on most performances.

*3rd Jan and 7th Jan matinees are child friendly shows so please be aware there will be young children- on these shows all children under 16 are free- please contact the Coliseum directly to avail of these*


When Can I Go

14th December-8th January 2017

Where Do I Go

St Martins Lane, London, WC 4ES