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Special event
London Coliseum
Mon 19 December 2022
A magical afternoon of Christmas entertainment

Join English National Ballet and Chelsea Ballet Schools for a magical afternoon of Christmas entertainment at the Nutcracker Christmas Gala.

Step into Clara’s enchanted world with this spectacular adaptation of Nutcracker, performed by the talented students of Chelsea Ballet Schools alongside English National Ballet dancers and English National Ballet Philharmonic.

Now in its 5th year, this wonderful fundraising event showcases the skills and talent of Chelsea Ballet Schools’ pupils while raising vital funds to support English National Ballet’s mission to bring ballet to the widest possible audience.

Purchase a VIP ticket and enjoy exclusive access with premium seating, a pre-performance reception with drinks, canapés and children’s entertainment, a souvenir programme, as well as a photo opportunity with English National Ballet dancers.



Please note this is a fundraising event and not a full-length performance of Nutcracker.

Doors open: 2.15pm
Production begins: 3pm
Duration: 2 hours

Original choreography by Wayne Eagling. New Choreography by Ruth Brill.
Based on concept by Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eagling.
Based on The Nutcracker by ETA Hoffmann.
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Design by Peter Farmer.
Lighting by David Richardson.

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