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It is with great disappointment that we have had to cancel Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the Royal Albert Hall this year.

The government restrictions from 2 December will limit public attendance at indoor events to 1,000 people. This limit makes it financially impossible to stage a production of this scale, especially at a time when both the Royal Albert Hall and Birmingham Royal Ballet have suffered losses of tens of millions of pounds. We had been determined to share The Nutcracker this year, and had been investigating various options including a streamed performance, but the costs were just too great to make this a viable option.

The Nutcracker will be back next year and we hope we will see you there, in the meantime look out for Birmingham Royal Ballet’s live-streams here.

We cannot wait to welcome you back to live, full capacity performances soon. If you have booked tickets for The Nutcracker we will be in touch as soon as possible to refund you.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.