The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Tickets

Royal Opera House, London, WC2E 9DD
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  • The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure...

    Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.

    Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with the lively Christmas party that is hosted by the Stahlbaum family, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

    At the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden from 8 December 2017 to 10 January 2018, book your The Nutcracker tickets today!

    *Please note: This production includes a gunshot and cannonshot approximately thirty minutes into Act 1.

    **This production is suitable for children 5 years old and over.

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    Please note that if you choose tickets to be delivered via the Post for this event, please take your theatre vouchers to the Royal Opera House box office on the day of the event so they can be exchanged for ROH tickets prior to the performance time.

    All tickets are subject to Royal Opera House Terms & Conditions of sale:
    1.    Refunds cannot be given unless a performance has been cancelled;
    2.    The Royal Opera House reserves the right o make alterations to the published programme without prior notice;
    3.    Tickets are non-transferable. Patrons with tickets purchased from unauthorised sellers may be refused entry:
    4.    The Royal Opera House reserves the right to provide alternative seats to those specified on the ticket;
    5.    Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break or interval;
    6.    The use of cameras and recording equipment is strictly forbidden;
    7.    The Royal Opera House reserves the right to refuse admission.

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    Covent Garden,
    London,
    WC2E 9DD

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