The Nutcracker

It’s never too early to secure your seat for Birmingham Royal Ballet’s spectacular Christmas show, The Nutcracker. Buy your tickets now for the November/December 2024 shows.


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About The Nutcracker

5 Stars
No other version comes close

Sunday Times

At the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, Clara tiptoes downstairs and is swept away on an unforgettable magical journey…

At her parents’ lavish Christmas party, Clara is given a mysterious Nutcracker Doll. Once all the guests have left, she sneaks downstairs to find her present and comes face-to-face with the fearsome King Rat, ready to do battle with the Nutcracker and his band of toy soldiers. As soon as King Rat is vanquished, Clara is whisked away on a magical adventure with the Nutcracker, travelling through swirling snowflakes to an enchanting kingdom where she is transformed into the Sugar Plum Fairy.

5 Stars
Delivers the wow-factor year on year

Birmingham Post

Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, performed live by the 60-strong Royal Ballet Sinfonia, provides the captivating soundtrack to this festive classic.

This sumptuous and timeless production boasts daring swordfights, falling snow, magic, and a 30-foot Christmas tree. Whether you’re yearning for a hint of nostalgia or looking to start a whole new tradition for your family and friends, plan ahead ready to start your 2024 festive season in style.

Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Tickets from £26*
Great offers for Under-16s (Tuesday to Friday)*

*Prices and discounts are limited and subject to availability; concessions available; terms and conditions apply, see

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Birmingham Hippodrome