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Christmas isn’t complete until you’ve experienced the magic of Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

Share in Clara’s adventures as she is swept away by her Nutcracker Prince into an enchanting winter wonderland. Don’t miss dazzling dancing snowflakes, the famous Sugar Plum Fairy and the notorious Mouse King in the ultimate festive entertainment.

Performed to Tchaikovsky’s enduring score, played live by Northern Ballet SinfoniaThe Nutcracker awakens childlike imagination in us all.

Reimagined for 2018 with sparkling new costumes, The Nutcracker has Northern Ballet’s unique magic scattered throughout.

Book now to see this sell-out success for yourself and guarantee your most magical Christmas yet.

Running time 1 hour 52 minutes (including intervals)

‘... a charming show ... that will delight ballet fans of all ages’
The Mail on Sunday
‘A Christmas cracker by a star company’
Sunday Express
‘A fabulous festive ballet’
Daily Telegraph
The Cavalier holds the Sugarplum Fairy in a Pas de Poisson, a fish dive.
The Sugarplum Fairy leaps forward in an impressive grand Jeté
Clara holds her toy nutcracker doll she has received for Christmas
Gavin McCaig holds Nina Queiroz da Silva's feet as Adam Ashcroft holds her aloft with his feet
Abigail Prudames en pointe in a sparkling tutu

The Nutcracker Characters

The magical cast of characters that make up the time ballet, The Nutcracker.
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The Nutcracker Story

As the Edwards family prepare for their Christmas party, Clara imagines the wonderful things that might happen...
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The Nutcracker Photos

Enjoy photos from The Nutcracker
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The Nutcracker Videos

Videos of our production of The Nutcracker, both on stage and behind-the-scenes.
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Creative Team

Choreographer, Director, Costume Designer and Scenario
Composer
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestration
Set Designer
  • Charles Cusick Smith
Lighting Designer
  • Mark Jonathan
Costume Design Assistant
  • Christopher Dudgeon