A Christmas Favourite

This glorious ballet can be seen in 25 theatres
nationwide 4 Nov - 23 Dec 2016.


The Nutcracker (2016)

Ballet Ireland is delighted to tour Nutcracker, one of the world’s favourite ballets, to audiences nationwide this season.

This timeless classic,  with beautiful costumes and Tchaikovsky’s beloved & sumptuous score, takes audiences on a wondrous adventure of full of quintessential Christmas magic.

It’s Christmas Eve. A marvellous party is taking place where the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer brings gifts for all the children. When midnight strikes, very strange things start to happen … The Christmas tree grows to incredible heights and Clara’s magical Christmas gift, her Nutcracker, leads them into a fairy-tale world.  With her heroic Nutcracker at her side, Clara defeats the Mouse King and his army of mice, and they journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets together.

This holiday season, experience the beauty and magic of Ballet Ireland’s Nutcracker, performed by an international cast of world-class dancers, with the whole family. After all, Christmas only begins once you’ve seen Ballet Ireland’s The Nutcracker!



Roscommon Arts Centre: Saturday 5 November
An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny: Sunday 6 November
Riverside Theatre, Coleraine: Tuesday 8 November
The Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey: Wednesday 9 November
The Burnavon, Cookstown: Friday 11 November
The Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen: Saturday 12 November
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin: Wed 16 – Sat 19 November
Garage Theatre, Monaghan: Tuesday 22 November
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo: Wednesday 23 November
Draíocht, Blanchardstown: Friday 25 November
Everyman Theatre, Cork: Saturday 26 November
Town Hall Theatre, Galway: Tues 29 & Wed 30 November

Civic Theatre, Tallaght: Thurs 1 – Sat 3 December
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise: Mon 5 & Tues 6 December
The Helix, Glasnevin, Dublin 9: Thursday 8 December
Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick: Fri 9 & Sat 10 December
Siamsa Tíre, Tralee: Sunday 11 December
Solstice Arts Centre, Navan: Tuesday 13 December
Backstage Theatre, Longford: Wednesday 14 December
glór, Ennis: Friday 16 December
Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny: Saturday 17 December
The Source Arts Centre, Thurles: Sunday 18 December
Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone: Tuesday 20 December
VISUAL, Carlow: Wednesday 21 December
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray: Thurs 22 & Fri 23 December

Clara on way to the theatre!