About Nutcracker - English National Ballet

Journey back in time with the English National Ballet to a frost covered, gaslit London. There you'll meet young Clara, her enchanted Nutcracker doll, and the magician Drosselmeyer in this traditional festive tale for all the family. 

In a world of Edwardian elegance, The Nutcracker brings to life the eternally popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. This classical production is a magical, memorable unmissable Christmas treat.

On a magical Christmas Eve, under the heavy boughs of the candellit Chritmas tree, young Clara drifts off to sleep and (seemingly) awakens to do battle with an invading Mouse King and his army, and fall in love with a handsome stranger. 

As the air grows colder and snowflakes begin to fall, Clara and her Nutcracker - who has magically assumed heroic human form - take a hot-air ballon ride across the frosted London skyline to the glistening Land of Snow, where their adventure really begins.

Nutcracker - English National Ballet Performance Dates & Times

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Important Information

Please note: 5 & 10 January 2016 matinee performance will be a child friendly performance. Under 5s are not permitted to any other performance.

London Coliseum

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is Nutcracker - English National Ballet?

St Martin's Lane London WC2N 4ES
  • Nearest Bus stop: 24, 29, 176 / 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
  • Parking: Q-Park: Chinatown (5mins) / Other: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279 / 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Piccadilly, Northern
  • Directions:

    (3mins) Take Cranbourn Street until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible