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The Nutcracker at York Minster

December 9, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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One event on December 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Enjoy a festive treat for all the family with a magical performance of The Nutcracker in York Minster’s spectacular Nave. The perfect introduction to classical music – recommended for ages 5 to 95!

Immerse yourself in Tchaikovsky’s winter wonderland set on a cold Christmas Eve, brought to life on the cathedral’s Grand Organ. Hear the twinkle of the Sugar Plum Fairy and join the epic battle against the Mouse King as local children’s actress Gemma Sharp from Hoglets Theatre takes us on a journey to the land of sweets with the help of Ben Morris, York Minster’s Assistant Director of Music.

Expect a beautiful handmade puppet, spectacular organ music, imaginative storytelling and plenty of Christmas magic.

The performances will each last approximately one hour. Children are encouraged to bring a toy with them and are welcome to come dressed in their pyjamas ready for bed, but remember to wrap up warm! A buggy park will be available.

Doors will open at 1pm for the first performance and 6pm for the second performance.

Price: £8 (adult); £6 (child); £22 (family of 4 – 2 adults 2 children). Children over the age of two need their own seat.

Cartoon of the Nutcracker doll, mice soldiers and other Nutcracker characters in front of a Christmassy York Minster with snow falling


December 9, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


York Minster
York, YO1 7HH United Kingdom