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    Nutcracker Nights

    9 Nov 2023 –⁠ 6 Jan 2024, various times
    Tuff Nutt Jazz Club, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall
    Performance & dance
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    Make a night of it at this exclusive live jazz show with dancing, taking place at our pop-up club after selected performances of Nutcracker.

    Nutcracker Nights features the brightest emerging jazz artists from Tomorrow’s Warriors and seasoned professionals Marcio Philomena, Lulu Pierre and Ineza & Women’s Words, Sisters’ Stories.

    Check below for confirmed line-ups, and stay tuned for further announcements about featured artists later in the run.

    Tomorrow’s Warriors is a pioneering talent development organisation, creative producer, learning and training provider, charity and consultancy specialising in jazz. Founded in 1991 by The Queen’s Medal for Music recipient Gary Crosby OBE and Janine Irons OBE, Tomorrow’s Warriors supports aspiring artists from diverse backgrounds to discover their magic and achieve creative ambitions.

    A Black-led organisation, Tomorrow’s Warriors plays a vital role in the UK music scene, pushing young talent to the forefront of the vibrant UK jazz scene and supporting those from challenging circumstances. Tomorrow’s Warriors has mentored and trained musicians including Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia (Nérija), Femi Koleoso (Ezra Collective, 2023 Mercury Prize winners) and Shabaka Hutchings (Sons of Kemet).

    Need to know

    Age recommendation

    Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.

    Featured artists
    Thursday 30 November: Ineza & Women’s Words, Sisters’ Stories
    Friday 1 December: Jelly Cleaver Trio
    Saturday 2 December: David Kayode
    Friday 8 December: Emma Rawicz & David Preston
    Saturday 9 December: Gabrielle Brooks
    Sunday 10 December: Mark Kavuma
    Thursday 14 December: Jasmine Gardosi
    Friday 15 December: Luca Manning & Mei Kirby
    Saturday 16 December: Marisha Wallace with Toby Gad
    Thursday 21 December: Bronté Barbé
    Saturday 30 December: Parthenope Wald-Harding
    Saturday 6 January: Matt Henry

    Nutcracker Nights take place after selected performances of Nutcracker.
    Find out more about Nutcracker

    Alcohol can only be purchased by over-18s. Proof of ID may be required.

    Dates & times

    9 Nov 2023 –⁠ 6 Jan 2024, 6.15pm, 8.45pm & 9.45pm

    Approximate run time: 75 mins 

    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


    • Standard entry£20*
    • Concessions25%**

    * Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

    ** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

    Tickets can only be sold through the Southbank Centre and our authorised agents, and can't be resold. You can return your tickets to the Southbank Centre for a credit voucher up to 48 hours before the event. Tickets resold on any third-party platforms will become invalid.

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