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Clara and the Nutcracker Prince dancing in the snow in front of a Christmas tree
A ballet by David Nixon CBE

The Nutcracker

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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 Sinfonia, David Nixon CBE's The Nutcracker awakens childlike imagination in us all.

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)

Creative Team

Choreographer, Director, Costume Designer and Scenario
Set Designer
Original Lighting Designer
  • Mark Jonathan
Tour Lighting
Costume Design Assistant
‘... 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
Dancers all dressed in pink and orange bodices and skirts stand in a line on their toes and arms high in the air
Dancer dressed as a soldier lifts a dancer wearing a white dress as she extends her toes
Dancers dressed in white in a whiter scene hold a young, happy woman aloft
Dancers in crimson cloths dance and smile and pose
Four female dancers dressed in white each extending a foot down and an arm high
A young woman on a sedan chair held aloft on the shoulders of four dancers
Clara holds her toy nutcracker doll she has received for Christmas
Two dancers dressed in white sit on the stage while snow falls around them

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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