Christmas Festival- The Nutcracker


The Cardiff Castle Christmas Festival is a spectacular new entertainment attraction being staged inside a unique venue in the grounds of Cardiff Castle. Adding another unique offering to to Cardiff’s Christmas Season, three incredible shows will offer something for everyone – Santa’s Wish, Castellana and The Nutcracker – and will be performed in the round, in the intimacy of a 570-seat Spiegeltent, promising in every second to transport visitors to a nostalgic and magical world.

The Nutcracker- The Christmas Ballet with a Welsh Twist

The Cardiff Castle Christmas Festival opens with a festive classic, but this isn’t just an version of The Nutcracker, this is the Christmas ballet with a Welsh Twist, befitting the unique venue in which it is being performed.

Already a firm family favourite with those who attended the celebrated opening run in 2021, The Rubicon Dance Company presents its highly acclaimed full-length contemporary ballet of The Nutcracker- Wales’ first reimagining of its kind, featuring a rich cast of recognisably Welsh characters, including Uncle Idris, Bop Sheila & Bopa Linda and The Mari Lwyd!

The production also features the company’s signature showpiece Snowflakes as seen at Cardiff’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and featuring choreographer Jamiel Laurence’s unique take on dancing, tumbling, avalanching and flying snowballs!

Audiences are invited along for a magical ride through the William’s Family Christmas. As we are taken into the dream world of our lead protagonist, Carys, her Uncle Idris will conjure up a battle, a snowstorm and his very own variety show, The Uncle Idris Show!

Tickets: £25.31-£36.56


Nov 25 2022


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Cardiff Castle


Cardiff Castle