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Watch LIVE: Rehearsals for The Nutcracker with The Royal Ballet on 16 November 2017

Join the Company as they put the finishing touches to their Christmas classic.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

14 November 2017 at 11.40am | 4 Comments

The nights are drawing in and after Halloween and Bonfire Night, thoughts are turning to baubles and figgy puddings – Christmas is on the way, and with it Royal Ballet favourite The Nutcracker.

With preparations well underway at Covent Garden, audiences will be offered a glimpse into rehearsals as part of an ROH Insights event on 16 November 2017 at 7.30pm GMT, which will be streamed for free via Facebook Live. If you don't have a Facebook account, you can still watch on this page by clicking play on the video below after we go live.

The event will feature rehearsals of the famous Sugar Plum Fairy duet, as well as dancers being coached through the Rose Fairy solo and a closer look at the costumes.

Watch the event below, even if you don't have a Facebook account:

The Nutcracker runs 5 December 2017-10 January 2018. Tickets are sold out, although returns may become available and a limited number of tickets will be released each week as part of Friday Rush.

The ballet will be relayed live to cinemas around the world on 5 December 2017. Find your nearest cinema and sign up to our mailing list.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

14 November 2017 at 11.40am

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged by Peter Wright, insight, livestream, Production, The Nutcracker

This article has 4 comments

  1. Janet Chivers responded on 16 November 2017 at 8:34pm Reply

    Very enjoyable and a privilege to watch a rehearsal. However why so many close-ups which make us miss some movements?

    • Anna responded on 18 November 2017 at 3:49am

      I completely agree about the close-ups. Not only in this clip. It is an annoying action that is usually done in this clips, specially in the RB World Ballet Day Classes. We don't want to miss the whole dancers.

  2. Dana responded on 16 November 2017 at 8:39pm Reply

    I had to sign up for a Facebook account to see this as it wouldn’t play otherwise.

    Not a problem and would have done so if it didn’t say you could watch it without an account.

    Missed the first 10 minutes due to the sign up and app download process.

  3. elleG responded on 17 November 2017 at 5:24pm Reply

    It's simply wonderful that these Insights are now available online. Thank you!

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