This Christmas, Septime Webre’s larger-than-life world premiere of The Nutcracker, set in the early 20th century Hong Kong, follows young Clara on a fantasy adventure when one of her Christmas presents, a magical Nutcracker, comes to life. A glorious feast for the eyes and ears, this nostalgic extravaganza features a riveting fusion of local historical characters, charming wildlife and shared Hong Kong traditions, set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved iconic score with Gabriela Tylesova’s luxuriously detailed sets and costumes. Don’t miss the hypnotic Waltz of the Bauhinia Flowers, the whimsical Mother Dim Sum and her dancing Dim Sum Clowns or the lively Cheung Chau Bun Festival! A new classic for our city and the festive event of the year, this family-friendly The Nutcracker eloquently showcases the diversity and splendour of Hong Kong and will enchant audiences of all ages.
Choreography: Septime Webre Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Set & Costume Design: Gabriela Tylesova Associate Set & Costume Design: Au Yu Kong Lighting Design: Billy Chan Shadow Puppet Video Design: Lo Wing Dramaturge: Yan Pat To Lion Dance Consultant: Daniel Yeung, Kwok's Kung Fu & Dragon Lion Dance Team Limited Lion Dance Coach: Kwok Man-lung Live Accompaniment: Hong Kong Sinfonietta Conductors: Yip Wing-sie (11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21 ,22, 26 Dec 19:30 & 25 Dec 14:30),
Vivian Ip (12, 18, 19, 26 Dec 14:30 & 15, 16, 23, 24, 25 Dec 19:30) Principal Guest Artist: Daniel Camargo
International Ballet Star Former Principal Dancer, Dutch National Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet
Born in Sorocaba, Brazil, Daniel Camargo trained at John Cranko Ballet School, joined Stuttgart Ballet upon graduation and became a Principal Dancer in 2013. He guest performed at Dutch National Ballet and joined the company in 2016.
An acclaimed guest artist, Camargo has danced with numerous companies worldwide such as The Royal Ballet, the Mariinsky Ballet, The Australian Ballet and The Tokyo Ballet. His accolades include European Foundation for Culture's 2009 European Most Promising Award, the 2011 Audience Choice award at the Erik Bruhn Prize competition in Toronto, Canada, the 2017 Positano Premia la Danza and a 2018 Prix Benois de la Danse nomination.
Enjoy Exclusive Gastronomic Delights at Rosewood Hong Kong
Ticket holders of The Nutcracker can enjoy special sets and/or menus at Bayfare Social, Holt’s Café, Tea Conservatory and The Butterfly Room at Rosewood Hong Kong upon presentation of their Hong Kong Ballet tickets.
Enjoy a Complimentary Glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne
$1,000 (VIP) ticket holders of The Nutcracker can enjoy a complimentary glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne at a bespoke location by Pernod Ricard gifted by Hong Kong Ballet's Champagne Partner Perrier-Jouët Champagne.
Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder
(Limited tickets for students and senior citizens available on a first-come, first-served basis. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts.)
Friends of Hong Kong Ballet members
CCDC Dance Inspirations/Student Dance Inspirations Card holders, Chung Ying Theatre Company’s Energy Fun Club plus members, Friends of HKCO members, Friends of HKDC Prestige members, HK Phil’s Club Bravo/Young Audience Scheme members, HKRep Pals members, Zuni Friends members, Fringe Club Members, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association members, The Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technicians & Scenographers members, The Hong Kong Ballet Group members, HKBU Foundation members, Hong Kong Dance Alliance members
Group Booking Discounts
10% off for every purchase of 10-19 tickets at regular price;
15% off for 20-40 tickets at regular price
Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discounts for each purchase
Discounts do not apply to $1,000 VIP tickets.
One person per ticket regardless of age, subject to age limit specified for each programme
Audiences are advised to arrive punctually
Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break. Hong Kong Ballet reserves the right to refuse admission and readmission of any latecomers
Hong Kong Ballet reserves the right to alter programme and artists
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Amor y Pasión cash refund service arrangement
Patrons who purchased tickets through URBTIX for Amor y Pasión, a 50th Hong Kong Arts Festival programme, originally scheduled for 4-6 March 2022 and cancelled due to LCSD venue closures from the pandemic, can receive cash refunds at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre box office from 17 May to 11 July 2022.
With the current surge in COVID-19 cases and tightened social distancing rules, we truly regret to inform you that turn(it)out festival, scheduled for 29 April-1 May 2022, has been cancelled.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Programme Change: Amor y Pasión
With the current surge in COVID-19 cases and tightened social distancing rules, we regret to inform you that Amor y Pasión, a programme of the 50th Hong Kong Arts Festival (2022), scheduled for 4-6 March 2022, will no longer take place.
We sincerely thank you for purchasing Amor y Pasión tickets. Please consider exchanging your tickets for Septime Webre’s reimagining of The Nutcracker. Alternatively, we hope you will consider donating your tickets to support Hong Kong Ballet’s Accessibility Fund, which creates opportunities for the underserved in our community to experience ballet through free performances.
For ticket exchanges, donations or refunds, please return this completed form (Download) with the intact original ticket(s) (with stub) to us by 9 July 2022 (Fri) at 6pm. Should you have any enquiries, please contact [email protected] or +852 2105 9724 (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm).
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you back at the theatre soon!