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Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker - POSTPONED UNTIL 2O21

Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees 2.30pm (selected dates)

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

From £19*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. A £1 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Friends discount

Friends of Capital Theatres receive 20% off Wed 9 & Wed 16 November

Sadly we have to announce the postponement of Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker to Christmas 2021.

Due to the ongoing restrictions around maintaining social distancing we have, in consultation with Scottish Ballet, taken the difficult decision to reschedule The Nutcracker . The performances will now run from Wednesday 1 to Friday 31 December 2021.

We look forward to sharing this magical production with audiences when we are confident we can do so with everyone's safety and comfort as our top priority.

All customers who have purchased or reserved tickets will have their booking transferred to an equivalent performance next year.

If you have booked or reserved tickets we will be in touch with you over the coming weeks to confirm your new date for next year. Please bear with us during this time, our staff are working from home and will be in touch as soon as possible.

Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker

A magical family adventure

Costumes plucked from the most gorgeous chocolate box; Tchaikovsky’s score to transport you to a land of dreams; and a story lifted straight from the pages of a classic fairy tale.

We follow Clara on a journey through the worlds of her imagination, as she drifts off to sleep on Christmas Eve. She meets the dashing Nutcracker Prince, takes on the larger-than-life Rat King, and is whisked into the luscious land of sweets by the Sugar Plum Fairy!

This winter, banish the dark skies and enjoy a visual feast as we take you and your family on a fantastical adventure. With choreography by Scottish Ballet founder Peter Darrell, and live music played by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra, this ever-popular ballet is the perfect Christmas treat.

 

Closure information: Our staff are currently working from home so we are not able to print and send tickets to you. If you select the option to have your tickets sent to you they will be sent out when we are able to safely return to the office. As an alternative, please consider using our print at home service.

Friends 20% off Wed 9 & Wed 16 December

Groups (8+) £6 off (Stalls and Dress Circle) Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email, groups@capitaltheatres.com

Concessions £3 off Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please email box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements please contact the box office who can advise. Our staff can be contacted on bookings@capitaltheatres.com

* Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student or Young Scot ID is required. Only one ticket per card.

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 

Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all. We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

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Discover more about Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker with a series of events before selected performances.

Talk Ballet

Hear about the making of the production direct from members of our Artistic and Engagement teams. This fascinating half hour talk is the perfect way to learn more about the show before you take your seat.

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Stage Secrets

Take a little time out to discover the inspirations behind The Nutcracker's choreography, characters, music and designs. This insight offers the fascinating experience of watching the company take class on stage and talking to one of the dancers afterwards about their career.

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