An evening of ballet with Ballet Central
The Nutcracker - SOLD OUT

Saturday 8 December 2018,
21.00–21.45
Great Court and galleries
Tickets £24

SOLD OUT

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Enjoy an evening of dance with Ballet Central, presenting a phenomenal performance of The Nutcracker, accompanied by the iconic Tchaikovsky score.

Your evening will begin in the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery (Room 4), where you will enjoy live music performances and festive treats such as mulled cider and mince pies. Ballet Central will then perform their adaptation of the Christmas classic The Nutcracker in the festively lit Great Court.

It is Christmas Eve as Clara explores the fantasy world of Drosselmeyer's toy shop. As her dreams come alive before her eyes, the dolls take her on a journey to the enchanted forest and onwards to the Kingdom of Sweets. Join us as Clara meets all the colourful characters, from the Nutcracker Prince to the Sugar Plum Fairy in this festive, sparkling, quintessential Christmas performance.

Tickets include a complimentary drink.

You will also have the opportunity to pick up a Christmas present or give the gift of Membership in the luxury Grenville Room.

Important information:

The performance runs for 45 minutes. Ticket holders may arrive from 20.30 through the Main entrance on Great Russell Street. Ticket holders who are in the Museum at closing time (17.30) must leave and re-enter at 20.30. Doors to the Great Court open at 20.55.

Seating is provided for the duration of the performance and is unreserved, available on a first-come, first-served basis. The performance begins at 21.00 and latecomers will not be permitted entry.

A pay-bar will be available in the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery (Room 4) before the event from 20.30, serving drinks and refreshments, as well as your complimentary drink

If you have any access requirements, contact the Membership Office before booking on friends@britishmuseum.org or telephone +44 (0)20 7323 8195.

Tickets are subject to availability and are non-refundable.

Age: 16+

Pre-performance dinner


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Sugar Plum Fairy, Ballet Central's The Nutcracker Photo by ASH Photography