Ballet Ireland presents The Nutcracker, one of the world’s most beloved ballets, at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre this November.

This Irish production of The Nutcracker is performed by an international cast of world-class dancers, including two Dublin-born performers, Hayley Cunningham and Cian Hughes.

This Christmas classic appeals to audiences of all ages, with its fairytale magic, Tchaikovsky’s beloved and sumptuous score, beautiful costumes, and a tale of wondrous adventure – combining to form one of the most delectable Christmas confections imaginable.

The NutcrackerBased on stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s and Alexander Dumas, the ballet starts at a marvellous Christmas Eve party, as 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…

Performances of The Nutcracker take place at the Gaiety Theatre on Wednesday 16th to Saturday 19 November at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Saturday, 19th November at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost from €26 to €45 (including TicketMaster booking fees), and concessions are available. Tickets may be reserved online, booked in person at The Gaiety Theatre box office, or by calling 0818 719 388

Ballet Ireland’s production of The Nutcracker will be on tour across Ireland in November and December, with additional Dublin performances in Draíocht, Blanchardstown on Friday 25 November and The Helix, Glasnevin, Thursday 8 December.

The Nutcracker

BALLET IRELAND presents both traditional full-length classics and new commissioned ballets which resonate with audiences of the 21st century. The originality of Ballet Ireland’s work has attracted a company of highly trained international dancers, who are recognised by audiences and critics for their individual style and razor sharp technique.

Gaiety Theatre
King Street South
Dublin 2


the thin grey line

All photos courtesy Ballet Ireland, © Ros Kavanagh


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