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Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!

Why Watch Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker?

  • Matthew Bourne’s iconic Nutcracker is back for a limited run this Christmas.
  • The traditional Christmas favorite combines magical fantasy with a generous sprinkling of wit.
  • The brainchild of Matthew Bourne, the undisputed king of dance theatre, Nutcracker is the perfect way to add to your Christmas festivities!
  • Catch this fresh interpretation of a classic at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Experience Matthew Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos, and magical fantasy in this award-winning show that will leave you wanting more. They have quite a few surprises up their sleeve, with Anthony Ward’s intricate costumes and Tchaikovsky’s soulful music. Known as the undisputed king of dance theatre, Bourne’s brilliant choreography is worth looking out for. Here’s your chance to witness a fresh new perspective on an age old classic that is adored by audiences and critics alike.

The Story

The story is set on a dark Christmas Eve where we follow Clara and her life at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage. From the drab orphanage, she is transported to an ice-skating winter wonderland, and later to a delicious world of candies.

Show Timings

  • Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, and Sat at 7:30 PM
  • Sat at 2:30 PM
  • Sun at 2 PM

Cast & Crew

Direction: Matthew Bourne

Music Director: Brett Morris

  • Children aged under 5 will not be admitted to this show.
  • Parental discretion is advised.
  • Please keep in mind that theatre does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker Tickets

Book online tickets for Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker musical in London.

Booking Period: From 7 Dec 2021 - 30 Jan 2022

Tickets Redemption

  • Contactless E-tickets will be provided for online check-in.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker voucher instantly. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. No need to take a printout.
  • Online Venue Check-In: Please note you will be contacted by the venue 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check in and retrieve your e-ticket.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Located on Rosebery Avenue, Sadler’s Wells Theatre consists of two performance spaces - the main auditorium with a 1,500 seating capacity and the Lilian Baylis Studio, which houses rehearsal rooms and other technical facilities. Apart from hosting dance events, they also host a number of original works of art at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

Seating Capacity: 1568

Sadlers Well Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

SEE IT SAFELY: Sadlers Well operates strictly under the government COVID-19 guidelines.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4TN, United Kingdom

Tube: Angel (Northern Line City Branch) is 250 metres from Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

Bus: Numbers 19, 38 and 341 stop at the Sadler’s Wells bus stop.

Available Facilities: Wheelchair accessible, In-house bar, Coat check, Assistive Listening System, Guide dogs, Washrooms

Accessibility: Sadler's Wells Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Sadler's Wells Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Strictly prohibited

FAQs | Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker

How can I buy tickets to the West End show Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker?

You can book online tickets to Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker from 7 Dec 2021 - 30 Jan 2022

How much are the tickets for Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker?

The ticket price for Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker will vary with the seats you choose. However, tickets can be purchased at prices starting from £18.

What age is Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker appropriate for?

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker is suitable for all ages .

How long is Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker?

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker runs for 1 hour and 55 minutes, with 1 interval in between.

When is the opening date of Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker Musical in London?

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker will start playing in Sadler's Wells Theatre from 7 Dec 2021.

Where is the West End show Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker playing in London?

You can watch the West End show Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London.

How can I buy discount tickets to the West End show Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker?

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Are there accessible tickets for Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker?

Yes. Since Sadler's Wells Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone, viewers can purchase accessible tickets for Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker.

Do I need to purchase a Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker ticket for my child?

Yes. Children above the age of 5 can attend Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker with a separate ticket.

Are cheaper tickets available for Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker?

Yes. Depending on the seat of your choice, you can find cheaper tickets for Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker. Click here to view your various ticket options.

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