Get into the Xmas spirit with Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! – watch in these cinemas this November

Marking the 30th anniversary of Matthew Bourne’s much-loved ballet, Nutcracker! is being released in cinemas for the first time across the UK and internationally on 15 and 20 November 2022 in the lead up to the festive season.

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from Christmas Eve at Dr Dross’s Orphanage, through a shimmering winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland.

Influenced by lavish 1930s Hollywood musicals, Nutcracker! features dollops of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy. Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s newly-refreshed delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography in this delightful production.

Artistic Director Sir Matthew Bourne OBE says:

“I’m always delighted when our work is able to reach new audiences around the UK and internationally, and there is no better or more exciting way than through the Big Screen experience.

I’m well aware that there is an enormous audience who find it impossible, for one reason or another, to get to one of our 2 touring venues to see a live performance. So we aim, as much as possible, to capture that ‘live’ experience in our films, brilliantly directed by Ross MacGibbon.

There is no better production than our Nutcracker to create that feeling of elation and wonder, and it’s captured equally well on screen where, like the show itself, every night is a party.”

Tickets are on sale now at

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! credit Johan Perrson (All Photos)