The Nutcracker - Scottish Ballet

Sat 9 Dec to Sat 30 Dec 2017 | Festival Theatre

Evenings 7.30pm, Midweek and Saturday Matinees 2.30pm, Sunday 10 & 17 3pm Sunday 24 2pm

Duration: 2h5m (inc. 20 min interval)

Age: 4+

Ticket prices

General from: £15.50 - £44.50*


Friends tickets from: 20% off Wed 13 & Wed 20

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We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to the Festival and King's Theatres.

Christmas 2017 sees the return of Scottish Ballet’s much-loved production of The Nutcracker created by Scottish Ballet’s founder, Peter Darrell.

Share this magical story with family and friends, over forty years since it was first shown on stage. Travel on an enchanting journey with young Clara, who falls asleep after a Christmas party and dreams of helping the Nutcracker Prince defeat an army of mice.
Join her as she visits the glittering Land of Snow, where delicate snowflakes come to life and be dazzled by the Kingdom of Sweets, the enchanted realm of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Scottish Ballet’s dancers create magic in this most famous  festive tale, with luxurious Victorian costumes and colourful sets. The world famous Tchaikovsky score is performed by  the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.
“Joyous and magical” The Herald
“ a memorable festive experience that truly delights” Edinburgh Spotlight
“ Another triumph for Scottish Ballet’s Artistic Director Christopher Hampson and his outstanding company” Scottish Daily Express
Please note:  The performance time for Sunday 24th December is 2pm not 3pm as advertised on the season brochure and the matinee performance on the 14th is now an inclusive performance.  

 * Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund.  An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.


Friends 20% off Wed 13 & Wed 20

Groups (8+) £6 off Stalls & Dress Circle seats (evenings, excl. Sat),
£5 off Stalls & Dress Circle seats (matinees, excl. Sat & Sun)Concessions £3 off (excl. Sat & Sun)
Children £19 - £22 (Stalls & Upper)
If you would like to book for the Audio Described performance and Touch Tour on 16 Dec at 2.30pm please call 0131 529 6000 to book your tickets. 
Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to book.

If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements please phone the box office who can advise.

Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18001 0131 529 6003.