16 - 17 Dec 2022

16 – 17 December 2022

This festive season, Dubai Opera brings to you Tchaikovsky’s all-time Christmas favourite, The Nutracker, by internationally acclaimed Moscow Ballet “La Classique”, on 16 & 17 December 2022.

La Classique, with its artistic ballet mastery, lavish costumes, and magnificent stage sets, will take you on a journey back in time to the beautifully nostalgic world of Clara, her beloved nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer.

The popular Tchaikovsky score, including the iconic "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "The waltz of the flowers”, is brought to life in this magical and realistic fairy tale.

Founded in 1990 by its current artistic director Elik Melikov, La Classique will enchant you with thisdelightful production of the much-loved Nutcracker, a performance that captures the ballet's imagination, passion, humour and magic. Not to be missed!


“As sweet as a nut, it doesn’t get much better than this.” -  JERSEY EVENING POST

“Gloriously traditional production that captures all of the fairy-tale enchantment and beauty one could wish for.” - MANAWATU STANDARD

“The Moscow Ballet La Classique's ‘The Nutcracker’ with its stunning sets, costumes and dancers was truly magical to watch.” - WAIKATO TIMES

  • Refunds/ exchanges are not permitted under any circumstance. This includes, but is not limited to, change in personal circumstances, sickness, travel restrictions, or any circumstances related to Covid-19 which might prevent you from attending.

    Refunds are not permitted in any circumstance where a customer is not satisfied with their choice of seat, or the Venue’s seating arrangement. Please contact in you require any information before booking.
    • Latecomers may only be admitted at a suitable pause.
    • All Side Boxes are General Admission, with seating on a first-come, first served basis. Seats cannot be reserved before arrival

    • VIP Boxes have fixed seats. Seats as per the ticket following the Box Map

    • Any use of mobile phones, cameras and other electronic devices inside the auditorium is strictly prohibited.

    • The Opera Cafe opens two hours before the performance.
  • Ticketing Terms and Conditions
    This ticket is sold subject to these Ticketing Terms and Conditions (the “T&C”). The T&C should be read carefully prior to purchase and purchase of Ticket(s) constitutes acceptance of the T&C.
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    2. Removing any part of, altering or defacing the ticket may invalidate it.
    3. This ticket must not, without the prior written consent of Dubai Opera, be resold or used for advertising, promotion or other commercial purposes, if not the ticket will be cancelled immediately.
    4. This ticket is only valid for the specific date, time and event shown.
    5. Dubai Opera does not offer refunds or exchanges as a result of a change in your personal circumstances. Dubai Opera at its sole discretion may only refund or exchange a ticket if an event is cancelled or rescheduled and you cannot attend the rescheduled event. This includes, but is not limited to, any circumstances related to Covid-19 which might prevent you from attending.
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    9. Where concessions are applicable, valid proof of identity and concession entitlement must be provided for collection of tickets at the event.
    10. Entry to the event may be subject to age restrictions specified in Dubai Opera’s website or in publicity for the event, and no refund will be made on the grounds that the ticket holder was not aware of such age restrictions.
    11. Dubai Opera reserves the right without refund or compensation to refuse admission/evict any person(s) whose conduct is disorderly or inappropriate or who poses a threat to security, or to the enjoyment of the event by others.
    12. The ticket holder agrees to submit to any search for any prohibited items including but not limited to weapons, controlled, dangerous and illegal substances and recording devices.
    13. Patrons arriving late to a performance will only be admitted into the venue at a suitable break. Latecomers may be seated in alternate seat locations to avoid disruption of the performance.
    14. Photography, audio or video recording including camera phones are strictly prohibited inside Dubai Opera.
    15. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risk and danger incidental to the event whether occurring prior to, during or subsequent to the actual event, including any death, personal injury, loss, damage or liability.
    16. No food or drinks purchased outside are permitted inside Dubai Opera.
    • Wearing face masks is optional in all facilities, indoor & outdoor.

    • During the performance please remain seated in your allocated seat at all times. Standing and dancing in the aisle is not permitted.

    • Buying tickets online is recommended.

    • We recommend choosing mobile ticket or e-ticket delivery method.

    • Please ensure no empty seat remains next to your selection. Kindly contact for any assistance.

    • Compliance with the stated safety measures is legally required in all areas within the venue.

    • Proof of Vaccination is not required for this performance.

    • 2+ years would require a ticket to enter the Dubai Opera Main Auditorium.
    • Below 2+ years are not permitted into the Dubai Opera Main Auditorium.
    • Approximately 2 hours including intermission
  • The maximum number of seats you can purchase together in a row is 4. If you group is larger than 4, Boxes are available that seat between 5 and 10 people and can be purchased via the website (subject to availability)

    • If you are driving and plan to self-park, there are underground parking spaces available.
    • Paid parking spaces in very close proximity to Dubai Opera are available.
    • You can access the P3 underground parking entrance on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, the entrance to the underground parking is located just after the Dubai Opera hashtag on the right.
  • 2+ years would require a ticket to enter the Auditorium. Below 2 years are not permitted into the Auditorium. Patrons under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Latecomers may only be admitted at a suitable pause. Any use of mobile phones, cameras, and other electronic devices inside the auditorium is strictly prohibited. The Opera Cafe opens two hours before the performance.