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Why Watch the Nutcracker?

  • The classic Christmas tale Nutcracker is headed back to the London Coliseum for a truly enchanting performance by the powerhouse English National Ballet.
  • Travel to the glorious world of the Nutcracker, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the evil Mouse King and witness the English National Ballet’s breathtaking version of this iconic Christmas story.
  • Nutcracker beautifully brings Tchaikovsky’s score to life and features the Waltz of the Flowers and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, making for a truly unforgettable show.
  • The show features more than 100 dancers and musicians aided by the beautiful costumes and scenery, and the pulsating score performed by a live orchestra.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Considered amongst the most iconic ballets in the world, Nutcracker has enthralled audiences of all ages for over 100 years. The mega-talented Wayne Eagling has choreographed and reimagined this English National Ballet production. The show boasts an impressive cast of over 100 of the company’s most trained and gifted dancers. The brilliant choreography is masterfully complimented by Tchaikovsky’s sublime score, particularly during the Waltz of Flowers and final pas de deux. Nutcracker in London has lighting by David Richardson and set design by Peter Farmer and lighting by David Richardson.

If you’re a fan of classic ballet and want something that reminds you of the wonderful holiday season, catch a performance of the Nutcracker at the London Coliseum. The powerful show features breathtaking performances by everyone involved and you’re guaranteed a good time and then some.

The Story

Nutcracker begins on a Christmas Eve in the London of the Edwardian era where a girl Clara is gifted a Nutcracker doll. Together, the unlikely pair embarks on a magical adventure to discover an enchanted world. Along the way, Clara battles a Mouse King, finds her way to a handsome prince, and travels to the Land of Sweets, which is ruled by the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy. Here, the pair get to meet sweet makers from all across the globe before taking off in a hot air balloon ride overlooking the shimmering Land of the Snow. The best part? Clara’s magical adventure is only just beginning!

Show Timings

  • To be announced

Cast & Crew

-To be announced

  • Children aged under 5 will not be admitted to this show.
  • 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.

Nutcracker Tickets are available now!

Book your online tickets for Nutcracker ballet and secure your seats now! Watch an unlikely friendship unfold at the London Coliseum Theatre, London.

Booking Period: From 16 Dec - 7 Jan 2023

Tickets Redemption

  • Contactless E-tickets will be provided for online check-in.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your 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.

The London Coliseum Theatre

The London Coliseum opened in 1904 and holds the honor of being one of the largest West End theatres in London, with a total of 2,359 seats. The performance venue is located on St. Martin’s Lane in the West End, adjacent to the Noel Coward Theatre and the Duke of York’s Theatre. Today, the London Coliseum hosts well-known operas along with musical productions during the summers. When the Coliseum first opened in 1904, it was strictly hosted variety shows and even some chariot races. Given that it houses 2,359 seats for each performance, the London Coliseum stage is equally wide to provide audiences with the perfect viewing experience. For reference, the London Coliseum has the widest proscenium arch measuring approximately 55 feet wide.

Seating Capacity: 2263

The London Coliseum Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4ES, UK

Tube: The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, and Embankment.

Bus: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 88, 91, 139, 159 and 17

Rail: Charing Cross and Waterloo are the closest railway stations.

Available Facilities: Assistive Listening System, Bar, Cloakroom

Accessibility: The London Coliseum 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 London Coliseum.

Outside Food: Please note that outside food is strictly prohibited inside the London Coliseum Theatre.

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Nutcracker

How can I buy tickets to the West End show Nutcracker?

You can book online tickets to Nutcracker from 16 Dec - 7 Jan 2023.

How much are the tickets for Nutcracker?

The ticket price for Nutcracker will vary with the seats you choose.

What age is Nutcracker appropriate for?

Nutcracker is suited for a general audience aged 5 years and above. Keep in mind that children aged under 5 will not be admitted to this show.

How long is Nutcracker?

Nutcracker runs for 2 hours and 15 minutes.

When is the opening date of the Nutcracker ballet in London?

Nutcracker will start playing in London Coliseum from 16th December 2021.

Where is the West End show Nutcracker playing in London?

You can watch the West End show Nutcracker at the London Coliseum.

How can I buy discount tickets to the West End show Nutcracker?

By booking your Nutcracker, tickets with us, you may avail of exclusive discounts.

Are there accessible tickets for Nutcracker?

Yes. Since the London Coliseum Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone, viewers can purchase accessible tickets for Nutcracker.

Do I need to purchase a Nutcracker ticket for my child?

Yes. Children above the age of 5 can attend Nutcracker with a separate ticket.

Are cheaper tickets available for Nutcracker?

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

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