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Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker


The Nutcracker is a family favourite at Christmas time and is one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet.

Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.

The story of Clara is accompanied by sparkling music and even dancing sweets! Watch the full company of The Royal Ballet in this much-loved ballet classic.


Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.

Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here

Cast and Creatives

Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Original scenario: Marius Petipa
Production and scenario: Peter Wright
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Lighting designer: Mark Henderson
Production consultant: Roland John Wiley

The Sugar Plum Fairy: Akane Takada
The Prince: Cesar Corrales
Herr Drosselmeyer: Christopher Saunders
Clara: Isabella Gasparini
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker: Luca Acri

Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House
Conductor: Koen Kessels


Thu. 09 Dec, 2021


19:15 - 22:00