The Nutcracker - The Royal Ballet - Royal Opera House

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Venue Information
Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House
Bow Street
London
London
WC2E 9DD

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(3 mins) The Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.

The Nutcracker - The Royal Ballet

Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 5+. 

Important Info: There will be cameras filming in the audiorium during the 7.30pm performance on 5 December 2017.

Come December there is one show that audiences across the capital will be looking out for so that they can see Christmas in with style – Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”. The show is an annual seasonal tradition and – much like “The Snowman” at the Peacock Theatre - it just would not be Christmas without it. So upon its return on Saturday 3rd December 2011 there will be an abundance of theatregoers across the capital picking up ballet tickets so that they can witness a fabulous rendition of the classic production conducted by Barry Wordsworth and Dominic Grier.  For ballet fans, it is not one to be missed.

The story of “The Nutcracker” emerged from the imagination of ETA Hoffmann in the 19th century and was granted music and adapted to the stage by Tchaikovsky before premiering in front of audiences in 1892. With Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov providing the choreography (this version features Ivanov and Peter Wright’s choreography) it would be a big hit and ensured that audiences would remember it for more than a century later.

The story centres on Clara and her adventure on Christmas Eve. The story begins when she sneaks downstairs on the night before Christmas and finds that her brother’s toy soldiers are under attack from giant mice and soon her nutcracker doll – provided as a gift from a magician Mr Dosselmeyer – comes to life to join in with the battle. Not long after the pair embark on a journey to the land of Snow and on their adventure encounter a range of colourful and memorable characters.

“The Nutcracker” is at the Royal Opera House from Saturday 3rd December 2011 to Wednesday 18 January 2012.

Show Information
Booking From: Wednesday, 20th December 2017
Booking Until: Wednesday, 10th January 2018
Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes (one interval)
Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 5+. 
Important Info: There will be cameras filming in the audiorium during the 7.30pm performance on 5 December 2017.
Show Status: production_closed
Show Schedule
Mon: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Tue: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Wed: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Thu: 2.00pm and 7.00pm
Fri: 12.00pm and 7.00pm
Sat: 12.30pm and 7.00pm
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