The Nutcracker – Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

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 5 December 2017 until 10 January 2018 at the Royal Opera House.


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.