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The Nutcracker (4+)

Family show29 Dec '22 - 30 Dec '22

Journey to a fairy-tale world of snow, candy and enchanting dances.

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1hour
65-70musicians
0breaks

As a Christmas present Clara gets a nutcracker that her godfather, a toymaker, has made for her. In her dream, the nutcracker turns into a handsome prince. He takes her to a fairy-tale world of snow, candy and enchanting dances.  

A little playful, a little festive, but above all unforgettable. The Nutcracker takes children on an enchanting adventure. Following the warm sounds of Tchaikovsky's music, you dive into the world of the little girl Clara. Like true magic, the storytellers conjure up one decor after another from the cupboards, drawers and paintings that color the stage. The magic of classical music makes both young and old forget the world around them. The well-known masterpiece has been specially adapted for the young listeners. With festive decorations and cheerful tunes, the orchestra brings a real Christmas atmosphere to the stage. 

Programme & performers

Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker (excerpts)

ConductorBertie Baigent
Director
Fons Merkies
Actors
Eric Jan Lens, Christiaan Koetsier and Sanne Franssen
Scenography
Cynthia Borst and Kathelijne Monnens
Kinderkoor
Academy of Vocal Arts

A fun day out in Rotterdam with kids

A magical time is dawning at the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. The moment you step into de Doelen this Christmas holiday, you’ll forget about the frosty winter cold outside. This year, we have prepared a true Christmas piece, bringing an unforgettable experience for the whole family! The Nutcracker music does not leave anyone indifferent, no matter the age of a listener. 

During our family performances, de Doelen is transformed into a children's paradise. You see cheerfully painted faces, kids making arts and crafts and you’ll hear the different instruments play. The pre-concert activities have something for everyone: from the curious teenagers to the smallest members of the family. Even before you walk into de Grote Zaal together, everyone is already in the Christmas mood. An afternoon filled with cheerfulness, a live music concert of an iconic Christmas classic and a new Christmas tradition for young and old is born! 

Snow, candy and enchanting dances
An unforgettable fairytale world
They have watched breathlessly and are still talking about Clara and the Nutcracker!
Visitor

All play dates of The Nutcracker (4+)

Thursday 29 Dec 20221:15 PM
RotterdamDe Doelen (Grand Hall)
Prices
  • Normal € 28
  • Until 26 years / CJP € 12,50
Thursday 29 Dec 20223:00 PM
RotterdamDe Doelen (Grand Hall)
Prices
  • Normal € 28
  • Until 26 years / CJP € 12,50
Friday 30 Dec 20221:15 PM
RotterdamDe Doelen (Grand Hall)
Prices
  • Normal € 28
  • Until 26 years / CJP € 12,50
Friday 30 Dec 20223:00 PM
RotterdamDe Doelen (Grand Hall)
Prices
  • Normal € 28
  • Until 26 years / CJP € 12,50

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