09 December 2021

The Nutcracker is a family favourite at Christmas time and is one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet. The story of Clara, a girl on a magical Christmas Eve adventure, is accompanied by sparkling music and even dancing sweets! Watch the full company of The Royal Ballet in this much-loved ballet classic.

Cast & Creative


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


Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House

Conducted By Koen Kessels


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

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Ticketing Info

Keeping You Safe: 

Whilst legal requirements are no longer in place, we strongly request all audience members (except those with medical exemptions) to wear face coverings when moving around the venue, and when seated (except when consuming food and drink). This allows the greatest range of audiences to book with confidence and comfort.

Performance Times: 7.15pm

Tickets: £17.50, £12.50 concs

Certificate: TBC

All prices include any booking fees.


Running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes (including one interval)

Venue Info

The Theatre