Watch five different productions of Tchaikovsy’s classic holiday ballet The Nutcracker.

Czech National Ballet: The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker is one of the stars of the classical ballet. Since its premiere it has undergone many changes. Director Petr Zuska understands like no other, how to inject new life and a modern flavor into beloved classic.

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

This all-time ballet favourite is put on stage in Peter Wright’s production, with choreography by Lev Ivanov. Tchaikovsky’s score, the period designs including an ingenious christmas and principals of the Royal Ballet make for a captivating performance.

The Bonn Ballet by Youri Vamos

Created for Birmingham Royal Ballet and performed by The Australian Ballet, Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker. Coupled with Tchaikovsky's score, it's a magical experience. It has the delights of a traditional Nutcracker, with some extra treats.

The Nutcracker

The timeless story of young Marie, who falls asleep after a Christmas party to dream that her gifts come to life.

The Nutcracker: Mariinsky

The Nutcracker from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg features the original score of Tchaikovsky, the renowned choreography from Vainonen and the magnificent set design by Virsaladze. Flawless performances by Alina Somova and Vladimir Shklyarov.