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Family Sundays: Kingdom of Sweets: Sunday 16 December 2018, 11am at Royal Opera House

Family Sundays

Discover more about opera, ballet and the Royal Opera House in fun-packed Sundays, ideal for all the family, with a range of exciting and creative activities.


Royal Opera House

Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD


As The Nutcracker returns to the Royal Opera House this Christmas, we transform our beautiful building into the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical kingdom. Join in with a programme packed with fun activities inspired by the adventures of Clara and Hans Peter. Meet the characters and become part of Clara’s magical journey during a family dance class, or have a go at conducting Tchaikovsky's sumptuous score. Glimpse behind the scenes with our creative teams through talks devised for all ages and join a bespoke tour of the Royal Opera House led by one our friendly guides.

After watching a demonstration with our craft teams, try your hand at making a prop or craft something inspired by the ballet. Join us for music, dance and excitement and be transported into the magical world of The Nutcracker.

Thanks to

Generously supported by

The Paul Hamlyn Education Fund

How to support the Royal Opera House


You may only book up to six tickets per Sunday

Guided tours

Free guided tours run at specific times throughout the day, inviting you and your family to explore some hidden areas of the Royal Opera House. These tours can be booked in advance through the Event + Tour ticket option, subject to availability.

Please note

Events finish at 3pm or 3:30pm, depending on the day

Suitable for all, but activities are targeted towards families with children aged 3 to 10

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times

If you also book a guided tour please be at the meeting point before the tour starts, as latecomers cannot join the tour