The Nutcracker - Royal Opera House, Christmas 2017

The Nutcracker – Royal Ballet

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Peter Wright’s classic Royal Ballet production of The Nutcracker returns to the Royal Opera House this Christmas.

No Christmas in London is complete without a visit to see the Royal Ballet’s magical production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.

A young girl’s enchanted present leads to wonderful adventures. The stage sparkles with theatrical magic as a Christmas tree grows before our eyes, toy soldiers come to life to fight the villainous Mouse King and Clara is whisked to the Land of Sweets on a golden sleigh.

Tchaikovsky’s score continues to delight each new generation with some of the best-known melodies in ballet, from the Waltz of the Snowflakes to the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Designed by Julia Trevelyan Oman, this classic production completes any festive season.

The Nutcracker runs from 3 December 2018 until 15 January 2019 at the Royal Opera House, London.

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Important Notes

Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Important Info: This production includes a gunshot and cannon shot approximately thirty minutes into Act I.

Age Restrictions: Suitable for 5+ There will be cameras filming in the audiorium during the 7.30pm performance on 5 December 2017.

Performance Schedule

Theatre Information

Royal Opera House
Address: Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD
Nearest Underground: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line), Leicester Square (Piccadilly line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 68, 76, 77a, 91, 168, 171, 176, 188, 501(southbound only), 505, 521, X68 all go to the Aldwych.

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