London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London



The Nutcracker (Royal Opera House)

The Nutcracker

The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.


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.


After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to an amazing display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?

Venue Details

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Royal Opera House
Covent Garden
London WC2E 9DD

Box Office
020 7304 4000

Nearest tube
Covent Garden

More info

23, 25, 29 November 2016, 1, 4, 6, 8, 15, 19, 24, 27-28, 31 December 2016, 2, 4-7, 9-10, 12 January 2017

12.00, 12.30, 13.00, 14.00, 14.30, 17.30, 19.00, 19.30


Other notes
2 hours 15 minutes, including one interval.

Includes a gunshot and cannonshot approximately 30 minutes into Act I.

Suitable for children 5+

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