The beloved Christmas classic for the whole family, ‘The Nutcracker’ will be coming to The Gaiety.

After the sell-out performances of ‘Swan Lake’ last year, Russian National Ballet is coming back to The Gaiety on October 7 and October 8 with the beautiful ballet.

‘The Nutcracker’ is a vibrant classical ballet, a family orientated production with the magic of a fairy tale and some added glamour, supplied by the stunning new costumes.

‘The Nutcracker’, written by E.T.A. Hoffman, follows the adventures of a young girl, Marie, who is given a Nutcracker doll for Christmas. She enters a dream like land of magic where she soon discovers the Nutcracker prince and dances with snowflakes.

Set designer Lubov Sidelnikova said: “The Nutcracker is a delightful and sympathetic fairy tale constructed around the gemstone of Tchaikovsky’s music. With the set design I wanted to embed the perfect dream of a flawless world where everyone is happy and good always triumphs over evil. People are always strive to beautify their life and through beauty we try to create harmony and joy. In the set design of The Nutcracker I tried to create a sense of lightness and convey a mood of celebration.”

Tickets from £20.50-£27.50 and can be purchased from Box Office on 01292 288235 or online at