Costumes plucked from the most gorgeous chocolate box; Tchaikovsky’s score to transport you to a land of dreams; and a story lifted straight from the pages of a classic fairy tale.
Experience a fantastical adventure with a little girl called Clara, as she drifts off to sleep on Christmas Eve. She meets her Prince, is confronted by a battle of larger-than-life mice and rats, and is whisked into the luscious land of sweets – it even snows on stage!
Accompanied by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.
Talk Ballet (Formerly pre- and post-show talks)
On special days, the magic starts a little earlier. Come along at 6.30pm, and our artistic and musical staff will introduce you to the wonderful sights and sounds of The Nutcracker focusing on Dance and Music. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance
Stage Secrets (Formerly Family Insights)
Once upon a Saturday... you can experience The Nutcracker in a whole new way. Discover how we bring the wonderful story and characters to life – including an up-close view of costumes. Meet one of our dancers, watch the Company take class on stage... and then the tale is told! Recommended for age 6+