Tchaikovsky’s Classic ‘The Nutcracker’ Comes to The Atkinson This Festive Season

image002-1The Atkinson is delighted to welcome Ballet UK’s critically acclaimed festive classic The Nutcracker to the venue this Christmas.

On Thursday 12 December this new production of Tchaikovsky’s most loved and unforgettable music score combined with magical choreography by Artistic Director, Christopher Moore, and featuring over 80 new exquisite costumes and breath taking scenery – together creates an atmosphere of fantasy and illusion.

It is an enchanting adventure beautifully told through the magic of dance, delighting audiences young and old.

The Nutcracker Features such favourites as The Dance of the Sugar Plum FairyThe Waltz of the FlowersThe Russian TrepakThe Dance of the Reed pipes and the world famous Waltz of the Snowflakes, to name but a few.

“A ballet company of great achievement” – The Dancing Times

Critics Choice “Top Five Dance Productions Touring the UK” The Independent


If you are a real fan of ballet then you may like to know that Ballet UK return next season with a dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story of The Little Mermaid on Saturday 26 April at 6pm, who falls in love with a human Prince and gives up everything to win his love. The kind hearted Little Mermaid rescues the Prince during a storm at sea, and begins a journey that takes her far from her home beneath the waves. Determined to pursue her love on to the shore she makes a bargain with an evil Sea Witch, but it comes at a heavy price. Tickets are £15 adult (£12 child / Family £45), Parties 10+ tickets £10 each.

Tickets for The Nutcracker are selling fast and are priced at £15 adult (£12 child / Family £45), Parties 10+ tickets £10 each. Tickets are available online or by calling The Atkinson Box Office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.

*Please be advised there is a £2 booking fee for booking over the phone and online bookings.



The Nutcracker
Thursday 12 December


Tickets: £15 (£12 concession/ £45 family), Parties 10+ £10 each

The Little Mermaid

Saturday 26 April


Tickets: £15 (£12 concession/ £45 family), Parties 10+ £10 each

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DB


In person: Visit the Southport Tourist Information Centre (located on Lord Street, Southport).

For tickets: visit the website* or call box office on 01704 533333*