Christmas 2018 is sure to be extra special, as the Royal New Zealand Ballet stages a national tour of the charming, festive tale The Nutcracker for the first time since 2010.
Our story begins on Christmas Eve, as Tchaikovsky's enchanting music fills the air and Clara is given a nutcracker doll by her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer.
As the clock strikes midnight she falls asleep and the drawing room is transformed. Skirmishes break out between the toy soldiers and motley crew of mice, but clever Clara saves the day, and the handsome Nutcracker Prince sweeps her away to the Marzipan Castle.
Clara and her Prince are captivated by dances representing tea, coffee, chocolate, marzipan and flowers, finishing with the spectacular dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - one of ballet's most cherished showpieces.
On Christmas morning Clara awakes, knowing that the sweetest memories are made with those we love.
An allocated seating event at the Civic Theatre, 88 Tay Street, Invercargill. For all enquiries contact the Invercargill Ticketing Office (03) 211 1692.
Child age - up to 17yrs.
Subscriptions - discount applies for booking 2 or more ballets within the same purchase. To book contact the Invercargill Booking Office.
Concessions - applies to Seniors, Tertiary Students, Unwaged (ID required). To book contact the Invercargill Booking Office.
Group Bookings - discounts available for groups of 6+ adults/children, or 20+ adults/children and school groups (teacher/student radio 1:9). To book contact the Invercargill Booking Office.
Warm Up, Curtain Up!
Pre-show entertainment opportunity to watch the RNZB warm up for their evening performance at the Civic Theatre. General admission. No ticket required - gold coin donation.
Dress Circle (centre seats Row A - G)
Front Stalls (centre seats Row B - K)
Back Stalls (centre seats Row A - M)
Dress Circle (outside seats Row A - G)
Front Stalls (Row A plus outside seats to Row K)
Back Stalls (far outside seats from Row L - M, plus centre seats from Row N - Q)
Dress Circle (far outside seats from Row A - H, plus Row J)
Back Stalls (far outside seats from Row M - Q, plus Rows R - S)
To collect internet/phone booked pick-up tickets in advance of event visit the Invercargill Booking Office,101 Esk Street, Invercargill the day after purchase (on business working days). Tickets purchased as pick-ups on the day of an event to be collected from venue in the hour prior to start time.