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12 Dec 2024 - 12 Jan 2025
2 hr with interval
Strictly for 5+
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Why Watch the Nutcracker?

  • The classic Christmas tale Nutcracker is headed back to the London Coliseum this winter for a truly enchanting performance by the powerhouse English National Ballet.
  • This new interpretation, choreographed by Aaron S. Watkin and Olivier-winner Arielle Smith, perfectly combines exquisite dancing with spectacular sets.
  • 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.
  • After two sold-out runs, this enchanting ballet returns in December 2024, making it the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season. Get your tickets to Nutcracker at the London Coliseum this Christmas!

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. Choreographed by Aaron S. Watkin and Arielle Smith, and featuring over 100 dancers and musicians, this ballet is sure to captivate audiences with its magical story, spectacular sets, and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Following two successful runs, the Nutcracker returns in December 2024. It's an enchanting experience filled with holiday spirit and an absolute must-see for the entire family. If you’re a fan of classic ballet and want something that reminds you of the Christmas spirit, book your tickets to Nutcracker at London Coliseum today!

The Story

It’s Christmas Eve in Edwardian London. Clara and her mother visit Drosselmeyer’s Sweets & Delights Emporium, where Clara encounters an enchanted Nutcracker doll. As the night unfolds, Clara embarks on a magical journey, defending her home from the Rat King, discovering a dazzling ice realm, and being honoured by the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Land of Sweets & Delights. Get ready to step into a world of wonder and excitement with Nutcracker at the London Coliseum.

Show Timings

  • Show timings for Nutcracker are subject to change every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Artistic Director: Aaron S. Watkin and Arielle Smith
  • Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Sets & Costumes: Dick Bird

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • This show is recommended for ages 5+. Children under the age of 5 will not be permitted.
  • 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.

Tickets Redemption

  • You’ll get an instant email confirmation right after you book your Nutcracker tickets.
  • Enjoy a hassle-free entrance to the London Coliseum by showing your mobile ticket and a valid photo ID – no printout necessary!

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

London Coliseum

The London Coliseum, designed by Oswald Stoll and Frank Matcham, was envisioned as the "people's palace of entertainment". Opening on Christmas Eve in 1904, the Coliseum has been home to countless events including musicals, operas, ballets, plays, and variety shows for over a century. It has been the home of English National Opera and English National Ballet since 1968. Today, the London Coliseum is the West End’s largest theatre and continues to host spectacular productions like the Nutcracker.

Seating Capacity: 2,263

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 and Leicester Square,.

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: Bar, Gift shop, restrooms

Accessibility: Wheelchair Access, Elevators, Accessible Restrooms, Assistive Listening System

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 or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are 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.

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