Nutcracker - English National Ballet Tickets

Nutcracker - English National Ballet Tickets

Nutcracker - English National Ballet: What to expect - 1
Nutcracker - English National Ballet Tickets

About Nutcracker - English National Ballet

Embark on a journey full of colour and wonder as English National Ballet brings Nutcracker to life with over 100 dancers and musicians at the London Coliseum.

It's Christmas Eve in Edwardian London. Clara and her mother are shopping at Drosselmeyer’s Sweets & Delights Emporium where she meets an enchanted Nutcracker doll. They take home liquorice all-sorts, nougat, marzipan and of course, sugarplums, to delight their party guests. As music and laughter fill the house, Clara has a magical sugar plum vision, sparking an adventure in which she bravely defends her home from the Rat King before discovering a dazzling ice realm and its Queen. Step out of the ordinary and follow Clara as she travels to the Land of Sweets & Delights where the Sugar Plum Fairy has arranged a grand celebration in her honour.

Choreographed by English National Ballet’s Artistic Director, Aaron S. Watkin, and Olivier Award-winner Arielle Smith, this new re-telling of the classic festive ballet combines exquisite dancing with spectacular sets and costumes designed by Dick Bird. English National Ballet Philharmonic perform Tchaikovsky’s iconic score live.

From the orchestra warming up, to the final bows and applause, English National Ballet’s new Nutcracker is an unforgettable treat for audiences of all ages. Be amongst the first to see it at the London Coliseum this festive season.

Special Performances

Schools performance: Wednesday 18 December 2.30pm. Please note this performance welcomes school groups.

Relaxed performance: Thursday 9 January 1.30pm. This performance supports and accepts noise and movement within the auditorium during this show, re-entry as and when needed, and access to a chill-out space outside of the auditorium. The house lights and sound levels may be adjusted throughout the production. Children under 5 and babes in arms are allowed in the auditorium.

Run time

2hr. Incl. 20min interval.

Start date

12th December, 2024

End date

12th January, 2025


Ballet, Classical, West End


Ages 5+. Children under the age of five are not permitted in the auditorium.


London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 4ES


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: St. Martin's Lane 24, 29, 176 / 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night bus numbers: St. Martin's Lane 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279 / 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Car park: Q-Park: Chinatown (5mins) / Other: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Cranbourn Street until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Tuesday-6:30 PM
Wednesday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Thursday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Sunday2:30 PM-

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