The Nutcracker

Booking Info

It’s not Christmas without The Nutcracker! And in 2022 we are overjoyed to announce the return of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s festive favourite to the Royal Albert Hall. This enchanting production, featuring Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, is a sparkling festive treat for the whole family.

Join Clara in the Victorian setting of her family home. As midnight strikes, the magical Christmas tree grows and grows, Clara’s nutcracker doll and his army of toy soldiers come to life, and Clara is swept away into a fantasy adventure through an enchanting winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes to the magical kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

The spectacular staging was created especially for the Royal Albert Hall with Simon Callow as the voice of Clara’s mysterious godfather, Drosselmeyer. Video and projection by Tony-Award-winning 59 Productions (An American in Paris, War Horse) and gorgeous period costumes conjure up a spellbinding fantasy world, in which Birmingham Royal Ballet’s superb dancers and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia weave their magic.

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28 - 31 December
Royal Albert Hall
Running Time
2 hours 10 minutes including Interval
Tickets From
Age Recommendations
14 years or below must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over. No under 5s
Latecomer Policy

For access information and bookings please contact the venue directly. 

Group Tickets are avaliable directly from the venue. For more details and to book, please call the Royal Albert Hall Box Office on 020 7589 8212

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The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London. One of the United Kingdom's most treasured and distinctive buildings, it is held in trust for the nation and managed by a registered charity which receives no government funding. It can seat 5,272.

Underground and Train

South Kensington and High Street Kensington are the closest underground stations to the Royal Albert Hall. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes to walk here from either station. The nearest underground station offering step-free access from street to train is Green Park – you can take the number 9 bus to the Hall from there. Victoria and Paddington are the nearest National Rail stations, each are an approximate 30 minute walk away but offer tube and bus connections.


The 9/N9, 23, 52/N52, 70, 360, 452 and 702 all stop within a short distance of the venue.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, your bag will be searched by members of our Security team. This will be a condition of entry and we advise you to bring as few items as possible.

Yes, you'll be able to leave your belongings in our cloakroom if you so wish. However, please avoid bringing large bags as we might not be able to store them.

No, the venue has moved to cashless payments only throughout the building. By which we mean contactless or card.