London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London



The Nutcracker (Sadler's Wells)

The Nutcracker (Sadler's Wells)

The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s Christmas treats returns to London for a limited season at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.


It’s a Nutcracker! like no other, adored by critics and audiences alike. With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930’s.


Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the traditional Christmas favourite. Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2021.


Hailed by The Observer as “the undisputed king of dance theatre”, master storyteller Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures company have produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades including The Red Shoes, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Edward Scissorhands and most recently his acclaimed reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.


Relaxed Performances
9 January 14.00

Audio Described Performances
15 January 14.30

Expired - Event is in the past.

Venue Details

Sadler's Wells Theatre
Rosebery Avenue 
London EC1R 4TN

Box Office
020 7863 8000

Nearest tube


More info

7-12, 14-19, 21-24, 26, 28-31 December 2021, 1-2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30 January 2022

14.00, 14.30, 19.00, 19.30


Other notes
Running time: 2 hours (including one 20 minute interval)

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