Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker

Sat 13 December 2014 to Sat 3 January 2015 | Festival Theatre

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Ticket prices

General from: £38 - £13*

Premium from: £42.50 - £35*


Friends tickets from: Up to 1/3 off on 16,17,18 Dec or concession price (where available) at other performances

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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.

Scottish Ballet presents Peter Darrell's THE NUTCRACKER

Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Peter Darrell, featuring original scenarios by Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa
Original Philip Prowse designs reimagined by Lez Brotherston

Lovingly recreated for audiences, Scottish Ballet proudly presents Peter Darrell's The Nutcracker. Crafted for Scotland by the company's founding Artistic Director, a famous story-teller and an incredible dance-maker, this Nutcracker is full of magical memories.

Now audiences can share this dream-making production with family and friends once more, over 40 years since it first premiered.

After a fun-filled Christmas party full of magic and celebrations, young Clara falls asleep and dreams that she helps the Nutcracker Prince defeat an army of giant mice.

She is rewarded by a visit to the glittering Land of Ice and Snow, where snowflakes come to life, sparkling as they dance - and the magical Kingdom of Sweets - the enchanted Realm of the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy.

Peter Darrell's magical world of The Nutcracker has been reimagined by Olivier Award-winning designer Lez Brotherston, adding sumptuous layers of plush Victoriana and traditional festive fare to the original 1973 production.

The Scottish Ballet Orchestra accompanies live, performing the world-famous Tchaikovsky score.

Were you in Peter Darrell's The Nutcracker? Scottish Ballet would love to hear from people who danced as children in the original production. Contact the team at

For more information, visit the Scottish Ballet website.

Contini Ristorante The Nutcracker Meal Promotion 

The Festival Theatre and Scottish Ballet has teamed up with family-run Edinburgh restaurant Contini Ristorante to offer The Nutcracker  ticket holders a special pre theatre festive dining package

Contini Ristorante are offering ticket holders a two course meal for £23.50 per person to include a set two course menu with choice of starter and main, or main and dessert. Option of additional course will be available on the day for an additional £5.00

To buy your meal voucher please call the Box Office on 0131 529 6000

Terms and Conditions

 2 Course Meal At Contini Ristorante,103 George Street, Edinburgh

Bookings are valid 2.30pm – 5.00pm on the 22nd, 23rd, 27th,28th,29th,30th Dec 2014

Subject to availability

Customer must book their table in adavnce by calling Conini Ristorante on 0131 225 1550 option 1

Please present voucher on arrival at Contini Ristorante, Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.  No Cash Value.  Non refundable.  This voucher can only be redeemed on the date of your Nutcracker booking.

Bookings from 2:30pm to 5:00pm 

Offer available on the 22nd, 23rd, 27th,28th,29th,30th December 2014. Meal and tickets must be used on the same date. 

*A booking fee of 75p is charged per ticket for online, phone and postal bookings.  Maximum charge of £3 for phone and postal bookings.  For bookings of 8 or more, call 0131 529 6005 where no booking fees apply.  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 Up to 1/3 off  Tue 16, Wed 17, Thu 18 Dec
or  £3 off other performances*

Concessions £3 off *

Children (Matinees on Thu 18 & Fri 19 Dec)
£17 Stalls & Upper Circle, £3 off Dress Circle

Children (All other performances)
£20 Stalls & Upper Circle
£3 off Dress Circle*

Groups (8+)  
£6 off Stalls / Dress at evening performances**
£5 off Stalls / Dress at matinees**

School Groups (10+)
£9 Stalls / Upper Circle*

*Excludes 13, 20, 24, 27, 31 Dec & 3 Jan
** Excludes Saturdays