The best festive ballets to book ahead
Lose yourself in the Nutcracker, lace up your Red Shoes and lull yourself into the Beauty of ballet this winter in London
The ultimate Christmas Classic: it doesn't get more magical than the Royal Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, in the grand surroundings of the Royal Opera House.
Availability: All pre-Christmas dates are sold out, but we recommend going for day returns - it usually works!
The live relay will be shown at Picturehouse Central Cinema on 8 December.Read more ...
A new blockbuster from Matthew Bourne is always big news and this year there's the added excitement of classic Red Shoes film transformed into a live ballet. The combination of beloved story and creative choreographer should make for some festive magic.
Availability: Tickets are selling fast, book now!
Choreographer of the moment Arthur Pita transforms a Christmas classic into a fantastical fairytale adventure. The Little Match Girl was one of our favourite shows last Christmas. There's no hyperactive festivity - just a charming story with a clever set, lovely music and intimate venue.
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For those after an extra dose of fairy tale, The Royal Ballet brings an enchanting 19th century classic the stage with the return of landmark production, The Sleeping Beauty.
Availability: Pre Christmas tickets are sold out - but day returns possibleRead more ...
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