Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker

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Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

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Tue 1 Feb - Sat 5 Feb 2022

  Tickets available from £13.00
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We want everyone to enjoy the show safely, together. Please see the measures we have put in place for your safety, well-being and enjoyment.
The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returns to Bristol for one week only! It’s a Nutcracker! for all seasons, adored by critics and audiences alike.
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Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

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Tue 1 Feb - Sat 5 Feb 2022
St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance 5+
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

"Reworked, refreshed and remarkably vibrant"

The Times

Utterly delicious – a dazzling extravaganza
- Sunday Telegraph
Truly, truly scrumptious
- Independent on Sunday

With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930’s.

Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the classic. Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2021.

Hailed by The Observer as "the undisputed king of dance theatre", master storyteller Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures company have produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades including The Red Shoes, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Edward Scissorhands and most recently his acclaimed reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.

Photography: Simon Annand, Eric Richmond

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What the critics say

In a nutshell, it’s a cracker!
- The Times
A REAL TREAT. Like a sherbet lemon in a sea of treacle: sharp, smart and tangy on the tongue.
- The Daily Telegraph

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
Bristol Temple Meads
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Enjoying the show safely, together.

Here are the measures we have put in place for your safety, wellbeing and enjoyment. 

Take a moment to familiarise yourself with these measures and please do your part to help ensure everyone enjoys the show safely.  

We look forward to welcoming you back to the theatre safely.  

Household Seating

We have distanced seats into groups of two - six. You can book as a single household or support bubble. If you are traveling to the theatre from another area, we ask you honour the local rules where you live.

eTickets

eTickets

Your eTickets will be emailed within two weeks of the show. You can display them on your phone or print-at-home. Please ensure the barcode is clearly readable upon arrival at the theatre for contactless entry. 

Plan your Journey

In many areas local rules recommend avoid using public transport and car sharing. We have information about the best parking options near the venue.

Feeling Unwell

If you or any of your party feels unwell or need to self-isolate, you can request to exchange your tickets free of charge. If no alternative performance is available, you can opt for a credit voucher. 

Entry Time & Door Number

To aid social distancing your eTickets will have an entry time and door number to let you know what time to arrive, and which door to use to enter the theatre.

Temperature Check

Contact-free temperature checks will take place as you enter. If your temperature is higher than 38 degrees, you will be unable to enter the theatre. We will issue you with a credit voucher (covering just you or your whole booking party) allowing you to rebook and see the show on an alternative date. 

Check-in Test & Trace App

‘Check-in’ upon arrival at the theatre with one of the national NHS apps. QR codes will be available to scan at all entry doors. Also the contact details provided when booking will be shared with NHS test and trace schemes if they need to contact you. 

Sanitation Stations

Sanitation Stations  

Please use the hand sanitiser provided as you enter the theatre. Sanitiser can also be found at designated points throughout the building.

Face Coverings

You will need wear a suitable face covering, in line with government guidelines unless exempt. When seated in the auditorium you will be distanced from other guests, and you may remove your face covering to enjoy food and drinks. Our theatre staff will be equipped with personal protective equipment - including face coverings and gloves. 

Social Distance

Space Consideration

When moving around the theatre please respect the space of other guests and keep a safe distance. We ask that children are always accompanied when out of their seat.

in-Seat Ordering

In-Seat Ordering

No need to queue at the bar! We are offering in-seat ordering and delivery service. Place an order for pre-show or interval drinks from the morning of your event right up until showtime. Everything will be delivered to your seat. Download the Ordertorium app and create an account anytime. 

Contactless Payments

We have gone cash free! We accept all major credit / debit cards. We have also increased our contactless limit to £45. 

See it Safely

This mark certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry Covid-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences.

If you have further queries, please visit our online Help Centre where commonly asked questions can be found.

Watch the trailer

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

change
Tue 1 Feb - Sat 5 Feb 2022
St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance 5+
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]