The Nutcracker in the Spiegeltent Tickets and Dates

The Nutcracker. The Christmas Ballet with a Welsh twist
25th November - 27th November

The Cardiff Castle Christmas Festival opens with a festive classic, but this isn't just any version of The Nutcracker, this is the Christmas ballet with a Welsh twist, performed in the intimacy of a magical Spiegeltent, befitting the unique venue in which it is being performed.

Already a firm family favourite with those who attended the celebrated opening run in 2021, this highly acclaimed full-length contemporary ballet of The Nutcracker is Wales' first reimagining of its kind, featuring a rich cast of recognisably Welsh characters, including Uncle Idris, Bopa Sheila & Bopa Linda and The Mari Lwyd!

The production also features the signature showpiece Snowflakes as seen at Cardiff's Platinum Jubilee celebrations and featuring choreographer Jamiel Laurence's unique take on dancing, tumbling, avalanching and flying snowballs!

Audiences are invited along for a magical ride through the William's Family Christmas. As we are taken into the dream world of our lead protagonist, Carys, her Uncle Idris will conjure up a battle, a snowstorm and his very own variety show, The Uncle Idris Show!

From Friday 25th November 2022 for 5 performances only!

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The Cardiff Castle Christmas Festival - in the Spiegeltent

The Cardiff Castle Christmas Festival is a spectacular new entertainment attraction being staged inside a unique venue in the grounds of Cardiff Castle, adding another exciting offering to Cardiff's Christmas Season. Three incredible shows will offer something for everyone - Santa's Wish, Castellana and The Nutcracker - and will be performed in the round, in the intimacy of a 584-seat Spiegeltent, promising to transport audiences to a nostalgic and magical world.
From the moment you step into the large foyer of the Fortuna you feel this is going to be a night to remember... This is something you have never seen before! A European Spiegeltent (or magic mirrors) is the ultimate cabaret and music salon. It is a hand-hewn pavilion used as a travelling dance hall, dating from the late 1800s. The tent is built from wood, cut mirrors, canvas, leaded glass, and detailed in velvet brocade. Each one is unique with its own name, personality, and style. Only a handful of these special and legendary tents remain in the world and The Fortuna, owned by Dutch company Van Rosmalen, is one of the most beautiful, playing host to some of the world's greatest cabaret performers and musicians.