Travel on an enchanting journey with young Clara, who falls asleep after a sumptuous Christmas party and dreams of helping the Nutcracker Prince defeat an army of mice.

Join Clara as she visits the glittering Land of Snow, where delicate snowflakes come to life and be dazzled by the Kingdom of Sweets, the enchanted realm of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Scottish Ballet will once again welcome a very special cast of young, local dancers to the ranks of the Company's professionals for this inspiring production.

Originally crafted for Scotland by the Company’s founding Artistic Director, a famous story-teller and an incredible dance-maker, and lovingly recreated for today's audiences, this Nutcracker is full of magical memories for all ages.

“Joyous and magical”

The Herald

“Falling snow mixes with Tchaikovsky’s exquisite score and those who have come looking for classical ballet in all its glory are richly rewarded”

The Scotsman ★★★★
Rehearsal Gallery

Discover more about the creative process behind Hansel & Gretel in this short documentary, with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from the artistic team.

Behind the Scenes

Take a peek behind the scenes of our magical Nutcracker poster photo shoot.

Great and Principal friends have access to priority booking from 21 December.

General Public booking opens on 4 January. To become a Great or Principal Friend of Scottish Ballet, click here.

Dates & Times

  • Edinburgh

    Festival Theatre

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    Relaxed Performance

    Relaxed Performance - 2:30pm

    Specifically designed for people with a range of additional support needs and their families; a relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the auditorium with small changes made to the light, sound and special effects of the show.

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    Pre-show Talk - Music

    Pre-show Talk - Music - 6:30pm

    Hear about the making of the production direct from members of our Artistic, Music or Education teams.

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    Family Insight

    Family Insight - 11am

    Learn about the characters, story and costumes in a way that will appeal to both young and old.

    You will get the chance to meet one of our dancers and then watch the Company take class on stage. Suitable for age 6+.

    £5.50/£3.50 conc

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    Family Insight

    Family Insight - 11am

    Learn about the characters, story and costumes in a way that will appeal to both young and old.

    You will get the chance to meet one of our dancers and then watch the Company take class on stage. Suitable for age 6+.

    £5.50/£3.50 conc

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  • Glasgow

    Theatre Royal

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    Family Insight

    Family Insight - 11am

    Learn about the characters, story and costumes in a way that will appeal to both young and old.

    You will get the chance to meet one of our dancers and then watch the Company take class on stage. Suitable for age 6+.

    £5.50/£3.50 conc

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    Pre-show Talk - Music

    Pre-show Talk - Music - 6:30pm

    Hear about the making of the production direct from members of our Artistic, Music or Education teams.

    FREE

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    Family Insight

    Family Insight - 11am

    Learn about the characters, story and costumes in a way that will appeal to both young and old.

    You will get the chance to meet one of our dancers and then watch the Company take class on stage. Suitable for age 6+.

    £5.50/£3.50 conc

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  • Aberdeen

    His Majesty's Theatre

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    Pre-show Talk - Music

    Pre-show Talk - Music - 6:30pm

    Hear about the making of the production direct from members of our Artistic, Music or Education teams.

    FREE

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    Family Insight

    Family Insight - 11am

    Learn about the characters, story and costumes in a way that will appeal to both young and old.

    You will get the chance to meet one of our dancers and then watch the Company take class on stage. Suitable for age 6+.

    £5.50/£3.50 conc

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  • Inverness

    Eden Court

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    Pre-show Talk - Dance

    Pre-show Talk - Dance - 6:30pm

    Hear about the making of the production direct from members of our Artistic, Music or Education teams.

    FREE

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    Pre-show Talk - Music

    Pre-show Talk - Music - 6:30pm

    Hear about the making of the production direct from members of our Artistic, Music or Education teams.

    FREE

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    Family Insight

    Family Insight - 11am

    Learn about the characters, story and costumes in a way that will appeal to both young and old.

    You will get the chance to meet one of our dancers and then watch the Company take class on stage. Suitable for age 6+.

    £5.50/£3.50 conc

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    Audio Description & Touch Tour

    Audio Description & Touch Tour - 12:30pm

    ​Losing your sight or your hearing doesn't have to mean missing out. Audio described performances are at 2pm, preceded by a touch tour at 12.30pm.

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