The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol
Ballet

The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Let us dance the Christmas magic for you…

The National Theatre
For the whole family
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Dear spectators,

The National Theatre operates at full capacity and all purchased tickets remain valid. However, it is obligatory to wear a face mask or other similar protection of the nose and mouth inside the theatre.

Spectators entrance, stay in the theatre and the subsequent exit is organized by the theatre staff in a special mode so that the visitors of the individual sectors are separated from each other and do not have to meet even in the areas of refreshments, restrooms or cloak rooms.

Thank you for respecting the government regulations and we look forward to seeing you.

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  • December
  • January 2021
    December 2020

    Tuesday 15. 12.
    15:30

    Tickets available

    Tuesday 15. 12.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Thursday 17. 12.
    15:30

    Tickets available

    Thursday 17. 12.
    19:00

    Booking not started yet

    Saturday 19. 12.
    14:00

    Tickets available

    Saturday 19. 12.
    18:00

    Tickets available

    Tuesday 22. 12.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Wednesday 23. 12.
    11:00

    Tickets available

    Saturday 26. 12.
    14:00

    Tickets available

    Saturday 26. 12.
    18:00

    Tickets available

    Wednesday 30. 12.
    15:30

    Tickets available

    Wednesday 30. 12.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    January 2021

    Saturday 9. 1.
    14:00

    Booked

    Saturday 9. 1.
    18:00

    Tickets available

    Wednesday 13. 1.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Thursday 14. 1.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Basic information

    Venue

    The National Theatre

    Approximate running time

    2 hours, 1 intermission 20 minutes

    Premiere

    December 9, 2004

    Beautiful present not only for our youngest audience.

    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.

    Cast

    • 2020-2021

    Creatives

    Choreography
    Youri Vàmos
    Sets, Costumes and Lighting design
    Michael Scott
    Chorus master of the Kühn's Children's Choir
    Jiří Chvála

    About

    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.
    Co-operation with Kühn's Children's Choir

    Photo: Roman Sejkot, Diana Zehetner. Martin Divíšek

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

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    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage You can use nearby secure car parks:
    Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
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    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.

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