December 17, 2017 - 1:30 pm
Encore performance Tuesday, December 19 at 6:30 pm.Buy Tickets
The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favorite present – a Nutcracker. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure.
Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of THE NUTCRACKER. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.