English National Ballet’s artists as Snowflakes in Nutcracker © Laurent Liotardo

English National Ballet’s (ENB) Nutcracker Delights Arts Award Workshop explores the magical world of Nutcracker with behind-the-scenes career insights, a creative ballet workshop, a virtual viewing of a professional ballet class and a Q&A with an ENB Company dancer.

Activities widen young people’s knowledge and understanding of the various roles in ballet production, develop personal creativity, skills and appreciation of the art form as an audience member and through interactions with professional artists.

Available for those in Key Stage 2 and above, and for those taking their Discover, Bronze or Silver Arts Award.


  • Take part
    Explore the narrative, characters and themes from Nutcracker Delights and create your own dances in a fun and creative ballet workshop with live music
  • Listen and learn
    Take a tour around ENB’s Costume Atelier and discover how our craftspeople translate the creative vision of the designers to bring characters to life for the stage
  • Interact and develop your knowledge
    Meet a Company dancer in a Q&A session, and find out more about being a professional dancer, touring and performing on stage
  • Watch and appreciate
    Watch a stream of ENB’s professional dancers as they take their daily ballet class to prepare for rehearsals*

We recognise the challenges of operating during Covid-19 and therefore are able to deliver via live stream from our ENB studios or a blended approach of in-person and virtual on your school premises.

*subject to availability and scheduling



Up to three hours, plus the live stream rehearsal

  • Two-hour dance workshop
  • 30-minute listen and learn
  • 30-minute Interact and develop


£350 +VAT for up to 30 participants

£550+VAT for up to 90 participants


Email for the attention of Charlotte Newman, Participation & Events Officer, to enquire about booking for December 2020 and January 2021.

English National Ballet is an Arts Award Supporter


Arts Award
English National Ballet is a registered Arts Award supporter. Our Nutcracker Delights workshops provide appropriate content for those looking to achieve their Explore and or Discover Arts Awards for young people up to the age of 25. Visit the Arts Award website here for more information.

This package can support schools who are working towards gaining or improving their Artsmark status. Visit the ArtsMark website here for more information.


English National Ballet’s Engagement Department

Get in touch to discuss a schedule, book a workshop or if you require further information.