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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
The Sugar Plum Fairy poses en pointe on one leg, her other leg extended behind her, her arms parallel with the ground for balance
A young woman on a sedan chair held aloft on the shoulders of four dancers
Uncle Drosselmeyer shows Clara the magic of Christmas
Woman in red/pink ballet outfit stands posing elegantly, smiling wanly
Women dressed in white, dancing as snowflakes during a snow fall on stage
The Sugar Plum Fairy posing arabesque as the Cavalier offers a steadying hand
Woman in a pink tutu standing en pointe on one foot and her other leg is raised above her head
Three men in 19th century Russian clothing

The Nutcracker Characters

The magical cast of characters that make up the timeless 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

Stunning photos from David Nixon CBE's 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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