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Tue 15 Nov - Sat 19 Nov

Prices: £9.50 - £35.00

A magical show from Northern Ballet

Christmas Eve in the twinkling drawing room of the Edwards’ family home. Amidst the commotion the fire crackles and the pile of presents grows ever taller. Uncle Drosselmeyer’s curious box of performing toys captivates the children and adults alike, but it is the wooden Nutcracker doll that enchants young Clara most. Share in Clara’s adventures as she is swept away by her Nutcracker prince into a magical winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and the famous Sugar Plum Fairy.

A welcome return for Northern Ballet to the Theatre Royal, The Nutcracker brings to life everyone’s favourite Christmas story. Performed to Tchaikovsky’s enduring score, played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia, it will awaken childlike imagination in us all.

With everything you expect from this traditional favourite and Northern Ballet’s unique magic scattered throughout, book now for the only Nutcracker to see this Christmas.

Watch the trailer

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News: Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre have won the National Lottery Award's Best Arts Project 2011 for their new purpose-built headquarters in central Leeds!


Family Ticket
Family of 4, minimum two children, price bands 2 and 3 only, Tues to Thurs - £100

Pre-theatre Dining at PASQUALINOS

Pre-theatre meal deal
5.30pm (5pm for 7pm performances)
Pre-matinee Lunch sittings at 12pm and 12.30pm.
2 courses for £12.50 (£10 for Friends)

(Groups: £1 off per person for pre booked groups of 10; £1.50 off pp for 20+)

Book your table via Box Office

Sample Menu 

(Menus change weekly)  

Interval Drink Special

Champagne £7 (£6 to Friends)





Running Time: 1 hr 52 mins

Please note that all ticket prices include a contribution to our heritage fund.

A Christmas cracker by a star companySunday Express

Possibly one of the greatest ballets performed by one of Britain's best companiesYorkshire Evening Post