Dear customer, we are sorry but your browser doesn't support all necessary features for good site view. Please switch to one of the modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox).
The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol

The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Enjoy the Christmas magic!

The National Theatre
For the whole family

Choose date

    November 2022

    Wednesday 23. 11.

    Booking not started yet

    For the whole family

    Saturday 26. 11.

    Booking not started yet

    For the whole family

    Saturday 26. 11.

    Booking not started yet

    For the whole family

    Basic information


    The National Theatre

    Approximate running time

    2 hours, 1 intermission 20 minutes


    December 9, 2004

    Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker is one of the fixed stars of the classical repertoire of ballet ensembles. Since its premiere in 1892 it has undergone many changes in both the dramaturgical and choreographic conception, yet its popularity among children and adults alike has been constantly growing.


    • 2021-2022
    • 2022-2023


    The Hungarian choreographer and former Artistic Director of Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Youri Vàmos, was inspired by Charles Dickens’s fairy tale and introduced a new staging version of this ballet. The story takes place in 19th-century London and tells of the magic of Christmas in transforming human character.

    We firmly believe that this performance will further enrich the festive Christmas atmosphere and will be a beautiful present not only for our youngest audience members.

    Orchestra of the National Theatre
    Prague Philharmonic Children´s Choir 
    The Czech National Ballet and students of Ballet Preparatory School of The Czech National Ballet

    photo: Martin Divíšek, Serghei Gherciu

    Photo and video gallery


      Our e-shop

      The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol Programme (for children)

      An illustrated booklet for the production of The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol for children

      49 Kč

      Only 3 items in stock

      Practical information

      Where to buy tickets

      The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 May at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of October 2022.

      When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

      Parking at the National Theater

      While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage you can use again the underground car park of the National Theatre. Information and a parking fee.


      What to wear?

      By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

      Buffets at the National Theater

      No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!