Clara’s adventures take her to an enchanted land where her new Nutcracker toy comes to life.
Full of romance and luscious choreography, this version of the iconic tale is perhaps its most weird and wondrous, conceived and designed by Maurice Sendack (Where the Wild Things Are). It was performed by the Pacific Northwest Ballet with Tchaikovsky’s music recorded by our very own London Symphony Orchestra. A rare treat on the big screen.
Be sure to drop by the Family Film Club Kiosk before the screening, creative activities 10-11am every Saturday, free.
US 1987 Dir Carroll Ballard 82 min
The workshop is open to all children and their families. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
Adults can only come if they’re bringing a child, and children can only come along if accompanied by an adult. If you’re over 18, we’re afraid being a ‘big kid’ doesn’t count.
Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time.
Age recommendation: 6+
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.