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Nutcracker - Tickets

English National Ballet
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The London Coliseum 4.54(24)
14 Dec 2023 - 07 Jan 2024
2 hrs 15 mins with an interval
Suitable for 5+
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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 features choreography Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk, lighting by David Richardson and set design by Peter Farmer.

If you’re a fan of classic ballet and want something that reminds you of the wonderful holiday season, book your Nutcracker London Coliseum tickets to catch a performance of this powerful show.

The Story

Nutcracker begins on Christmas Eve in 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! So what are you waiting for? Grab the Nutcracker London Coliseum tickets today.

Show Timings

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

Cast & Crew

  • To be announced

  • Children aged under 5 will not be admitted to this show.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do 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

Book online tickets for Nutcracker in London.

Booking Period: Bookings open till 7 Jan 2024.

Tickets Redemption

  • You will be contacted by the theatre 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check in and retrieve your e-ticket.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Nutcracker voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

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 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: Wheelchair Access, Elevators, Large Print and Braille of the Cast List and Restrooms

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.

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.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Nutcracker Tickets

How do I buy Nutcracker tickets at West End?

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How much do Nutcracker tickets cost?

The cost of Nutcracker play tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose. Click here to know more.

How can I buy cheap or discounted Nutcracker play tickets on West End?

The best way to buy cheap or discounted Nutcracker tickets is to book them online as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book your Nutcracker tickets in advance as they tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.

How can I buy last-minute Nutcracker tickets?

You can easily buy last-minute Nutcracker tickets online.

Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Nutcracker tickets?

Booking Nutcracker London Coliseum tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for Nutcracker?

Nutcracker opens on 14 Dec 2023 at London Coliseum.

What age is Nutcracker appropriate for?

Nutcracker is most suitable for children of 5 and above.

Where is Nutcracker playing in London?

Nutcracker is playing at London Coliseum in London and opens on 14 Dec 2023.

How long does Nutcracker run for?

The running time of Nutcracker is 2 hours 15 minutes with interval.

What is Nutcracker about?

Nutcracker is a magical story about a girl who befriends a nutcracker that comes to life and together they forge a battle against the evil Mouse King.

Who are the main stars of Nutcracker?

The main stars of Nutcracker are yet to be announced.

What is the dress code while attending Nutcracker?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending Nutcracker?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Nutcracker. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at London Coliseum?

London Coliseum has multiple facilities including wheelchair access, elevators, an enhanced sound system via headphones, large print and braille of the cast list, a CD or an email containing an audio link, and restrooms.

Can I take pictures or videos of Nutcracker inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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