The Nutcracker at The REP

14 Dec 2020 – 22 Dec 2020
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Thursday 26 November

In line with new Government restrictions and Birmingham becoming a Tier 3 locality, we are investigating how this will affect performances of The Nutcracker at The REP.

Teams at both Birmingham Royal Ballet and The REP are working tirelessly behind the scenes to find a way in which we can bring this magical performance to audiences. We are looking into possible alternatives such as streamed performances and rescheduled shows with confirmed plans to be announced next week.

Ticket holders will be contacted next week regarding their booking and possible alternatives. In order to ensure peace of mind, refunds will be offered if this is the preferred method for the ticket holder.

At this time, we ask audiences to refrain from contacting the box office direct and we will be in touch as soon as plans are confirmed.

As always, thank you for your continued support and patience.   

When Clara’s toys come to life at the stroke of midnight, she embarks on a fantastical journey through a winter wonderland.

Be whisked from the heart-warming Christmas Eve party where Fritz and Clara meet the magician Drosselmeyer, to the rousing battle between King Rat and the toy soldiers, through a flurry of Snowflakes to the Kingdom of Sweets, where Clara meets the Sugar Plum Fairy and her prince.

The production will feature Peter Wright’s award-winning choreography which was adapted by David Bintley for the acclaimed production at the Royal Albert Hall.

For Christmas 2020, Birmingham Royal Ballet's Carlos Acosta and The REP’s Sean Foley have created a special version of The Nutcracker. This new, 80-minute magical experience will conjure up the most dazzling moments and characters from the timeless full-length show.

Brought to life by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s world-class dancers, this enchanting spectacle features the Royal Ballet Sinfonia performing Tchaikovsky’s cherished score live.

Don't miss this family favourite, guaranteed to sprinkle Christmas cheer.

Recommended age: 5+ (Please note there will be no intervals; and access to the auditorium will be limited to ensure social distancing requirements are met.)

Keeping You Safe

To help you to feel safe and enjoy your chosen performance, Birmingham Repertory Theatre has introduced a series of new safety measures such as socially distanced seating, hand sanitising stations, temperature checks and additional cleaning.

Full details for Birmingham Repertory Theatre can be viewed here.

We hope you have an enjoyable visit, but if you do have any concerns, members of staff will be on hand to help guide you.

Buying your ticket 
Creating a safe, socially distanced auditorium has raised many difficult challenges for every box office team to tackle as fairly and safely as possible. For technical reasons, this means that we can only handle groups of two and three online. We do however have single and larger groups of seats available across every price and every performance. 

Birmingham Repertory Theatre is working with a very reduced box office staff at the moment and telephones are only manned between 12 noon and 3pm, Monday to Friday, however if you require a single seat or a group size of four or more, please email the box office on, or call them on 0121 236 4455 during the hours above, and the team will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are booking for groups of two or three, please do book your seats online.

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