Ballet will be returning to the world's most successful music and entertainment venue this December as it stages the celebrated family Christmas show The Nutcracker. Birmingham Royal Ballet will follow the critical and commercial success of the Royal Ballet's Romeo and Juliet which was staged at The O2 in June and was watched by nearly 50,000 people.

From 27 to 30 December 2011 Victor Hochhauser and The O2 in association with Universal Music Arts and Entertainment will present six magical performances of Sir Peter Wright'’s world acclaimed interpretation of the Christmas classic.