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Sir Peter Wright’s world-famous production of the classic Christmas tale returns in 2022 following a million-pound refresh – book now to guarantee the best seats.

At midnight on Christmas Eve, Clara creeps downstairs and is instantly swept away into an enchanting winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, magical Christmas trees and a Sugar Plum Fairy…

Sir Peter Wright’s classic production of this timeless ballet returns to Birmingham Hippodrome in 2022 following a extensive rebuild of John Macfarlane’s exquisite sets, funded in large part by generous audience support through the Big Give. Join 60 dancers, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and audiences across the generations for the perfect festive family treat – and book now to guarantee the best seats.


Prices and discounts subject to change

Running Time

Approximately 2 Hours and 10 minutes with one interval

Age guidance




Discounts & Concessions


We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome.


Up to 2 Under 16s HALF PRICE with every full-paying adult (limited availability).
Tue – Fri performances (excludes Price Band A+ & E)


Bronze performances
Groups 10+ save £5
Groups 20+ save £6 plus 1 FREE ticket

Silver performances
Groups 10+ save £6
Groups 20+ save £7 plus 1 FREE ticket

Gold performances – Fri & Sun
Groups 10+ save £4
Groups 20+ save £5 plus 1 FREE ticket

Call our dedicated Group Sales Team on 0844 338 7000† or email for more information and to book now!

CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings


Bronze and Silver perfs
Parties of 10 or more pay £19 each plus 1 ticket FREE for teacher/supervising adult for every 10 booked (Price Bands C-E). Free lolly per ticket (excl. free adult places)

For school bookings, please call Group Sales on 0844 338 7000* for more information and to book now! 


£3 off price band A, £4 off B – D
Bronze and Silver perfs, Price Bands A-D (limited availability)


£5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion

CLICK HERE for more information on our Access Performances


24 hours prior to a performance, best available seats for the lowest price, maximum 2 per booker, subject to availability

CLICK HERE for further information on our Standby Rate and our On the Day Postcode Scheme for Birmingham residents living in B6, B9, B10, B11 and B21


Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non-retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable. Additional discounts may be offered from time to time.

Food & Drink

The Proscenium Lounge

Add some VIP sparkle to your Hippodrome experience with a Diamond or Champagne package in our luxurious lounge.

The Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is open before the show and during the interval for hot and cold drinks, snacks or a quick and tasty bite to eat.

The Bars

You’ll receive a warm welcome at our Foyer Bars, conveniently positioned for both Stalls and Circle levels.

The Kiosks

You’ll find kiosks in the foyers selling a range of confectionery, Marshfield ice creams and chilled soft drinks as well as the current show programme....

Accessible Performances

We strive to provide access for all

For dates of audio-described, captioned or British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performances, please see below. These vary from show to show. It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

  • Touch Tour: Sat 26 Nov 2022, 12.15pm. Touch Tours give visually impaired patrons the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the set, props and costumes. Tours must be booked in advance through Ticket Sales.
  • Audio Described: Sat 26 Nov 2022, 2.30pm

Concessions for patrons with disabilities

£5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
Limited availability.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Accessible Performances

"No other version comes close"

The Sunday Times

"Delivers the wow-factor year on year"

The Birmingham Post

"Ballet doesn't come much more Christmassy than Birmingham Royal Ballet's Nutcracker"

The Guardian


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