The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol
Enjoy the Christmas magic!
The National TheatreApproximate running time
2 hours, 1 intermission 20 minutesPremiere
December 9, 2004
Fairy tales are as much part of Christmas as art and mutual sharing of experience. The Czech National Ballet and Czech Television have prepared for you a virtual present. The dancers will perform on the National Theatre stage before an empty auditorium, yet they will be acutely aware that the beauty and the message of the Tchaikovsky masterpiece will transcend the theatre itself, allowing the viewers to savour the true magic of Christmas …
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.
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
Where to buy tickets
The National Theatre offers tickets for August – October 2021.
Tickets for October on sale from July 1st.
According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.
Parking at the National Theater
Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.
From the beginning of April 2020, the underground car park is closed due to reconstruction. The length of the reconstruction is estimated at a year and a half.
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!