Nothing sums up the festive season better than a night at the ballet. Take a look at our pick of the most beautiful new winter ballets to book now

Our pick of new winter ballets

Manon

new winter ballets
James Streeter, Alina Cojocaru and Jeffrey Cirio in Manon (c) Laurent Liotardo

Delve deep in the romantic tragedy of Manon, an astonishing performance of love, decadence and passion and a true stage experience to cherish. Kenneth MacMillan’s production features fascinating characters and breathtaking love duets, all set to a haunting score by Jules Massenet, played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

January 16  – January 20; ballet.co.uk/manon

The Nutcracker

new winter ballets
English National Ballet’s Nutcracker © Laurent Liotardo

Experience the magic of Tchaikovsky’s famous score as the enchanting world of The Nutcracker is brought to life by Peter Wright and the English National Ballet. This magnificent production features over 100 dancers and musicians, exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and glistening adventure.

Until 15 January; ballet.org.uk/nutcracker

Swan Lake

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English National Ballet in Swan Lake © Laurent Liotardo

Be mesmerized by the romance of Prince Siegfried’s love for the Swan Queen Odette and the drama of her battle against evil sorcerer Rothbart as the English National Ballet bring one of our most-loved classical ballets to the London Coliseum. Admired for its exquisite dancing, elegant sets and Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score, Derek Deane’s Swan Lake is a must-see production.

January 3 – January 13; ballet.org.uk/swanlake

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