Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker

In Cinemas 22, 23 & 24 Dec 2023
Andrew Litton
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Anna Rose O’Sullivan (The Sugar Plum Fairy), Marcelino Sambé (Her Prince), Thomas Whitehead (Herr Drosselmeyer), Sophie Allnatt (Clara), Leo Dixon (Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker)
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Julia Trevelyan Oman
2h37 including an interval
Captured live from Covent Garden, London 12 Dec 2023
Official Event Listing

Ballet in two acts (1892)

Nothing says Christmas quite like The Nutcracker, and Peter Wright’s much-loved production is a both a festive treat for the whole family and an iconic staging with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.

Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara (Sophie Allnatt) and her enchanted Nutcracker (Leo Dixon) fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy (Anna Rose O’Sullivan) and her Prince (Marcelino Sambé) in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets. 

Julia Trevelyan Oman’s period designs bring festive charm and fairytale magic comes together with spectacular dancing in this unforgettable classic ballet.

ROH guidance: Content suitable for all ages.