Nutcracker Nights

9 Nov 2023 –⁠ 6 Jan 2024, various times
Tuff Nutt Jazz Club, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall
Performance & dance
From £20
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Graphic of Nutcracker Nights logo
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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, Ni Maxine, Ineza & Women’s Words, Sisters’ Stories, and many more.

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 21 December: Bronté Barbé
Friday 22 December: Cassius Cobbson
Saturday 23 December: Marcus Joseph
Thursday 28 December: Lulu Pierre
Friday 29 December: Sean Gibbs Quartet
Thursday 4 January: Sultan Stevenson
Friday 5 January: Nadav Schneerson
Saturday 6 January: Matt Henry

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

Admission to Nutcracker Nights is included in the ticket price for Nutcracker shows preceding the Nutcracker Nights performances.

Separate tickets are available to purchase for attendees who are only coming to Nutcracker Nights.

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 entryFrom £20*
  • Concessions25%**

* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

Book as early as you can to ensure the best choice of tickets. Ticket prices may be adjusted without notice to reflect demand.

** 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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