The magical Christmas tradition for all the family

Over 100 dancers and musicians bring NUTCRACKER to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live.

From the sound of the orchestra tuning up, to the final bows and cheers, a trip to English National Ballet’s NUTCRACKER at the London Coliseum is an unforgettable Christmas treat.

Thousands of audience members – young and old – make Nutcracker part of their holiday celebrations every year: it returns following sold out performances in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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What is Nutcracker about?

On a sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara receives an enchanted Nutcracker as a present. Together, they discover a magical world where she battles with the Mouse King and meets a handsome stranger. As the air grows colder, Clara and her valiant Nutcracker take a hot air balloon ride across London to the glistening Land of Snow where a puppet theatre comes to life with dancers from around the world.

Schedule Information

Performance times vary over the Christmas period. Please refer to the calendar for further information. There will be no performances on 19 December, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day or 3 January.

Please note: Only children aged 5+ are allowed in the auditorium.

Booking Period

From 16 Dec 2021 - 8 Jan 2022

Weekly Performances

Sunday 2:30PM, 4:00PM
Monday 7:30PM
Tuesday 2:30PM, 7:30PM
Wednesday 2:30PM, 7:30PM
Thursday 2:30PM, 7:30PM
Friday 2:00PM, 7:30PM
Saturday 2:30PM, 7:30PM

Venue Information

London Coliseum

St Martin's Ln, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4ES

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Leicester Square or Charing Cross


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Trafalgar Square, Whitcomb Street and Bedfordbury.


The Sunday Express

'With deft and delightful choreography and a wonderful display from the ENB Philharmonic, this is a splendid Nutcracker and perfect Christmas treat'

The Daily Express

'Fully deserves its place at the centre of London’s Christmas celebrations'

The Stage

'Fresh and lively'

The Daily Telegraph

'A reliable pleasure'


'One for all the family, ENB’s Nutcracker is, well, cracking'

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