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Cinema Festival: The Nutcracker Live: Monday 3 December 2018, 7.15pm at Linbury Theatre

Cinema Festival

From 3 December 2018 to 7 January 2019 we celebrate ten years of the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season with screenings of great operas and ballets.


Linbury Theatre

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD


This event is part of the Winter 2018/19 season.


What a Christmas treat for the whole family! Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker has been charming audiences since it was first performed in 1984. In this special performance, streamed live from the Royal Opera House main stage, Marianela Nuñez dances the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy with Vadim Muntagirov as her Prince. Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, tuneful score provides a backdrop for the opulent period setting of the Act I Christmas party, and Act II’s magical Kingdom of Sweets. This much-loved classic is the perfect start to the festive season and the Royal Opera House’s Cinema Festival.

Family Package: Cinema Festival

Book this screening as part of the Royal Opera House Cinema Festival Family Package and children aged 5 to 15 go free. Tickets are limited to two under-15s per full-price adult


This production is suitable for ages 5+, and will be screened live with the guidance 12A

The performance includes a gunshot and a cannon-shot approximately 30 minutes into Act I

The Nutcracker on stage

This production of The Nutcracker is also on the Main Stage from 3 December 2018 to 15 January 2019

Running time

The performance lasts about 2 hours 20 minutes, including one interval