Christmas Tales at the Lighthouse: The Nutcracker Story, E.T.A. Hoffmann


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Christmas Tales return to the Lighthouse for this year's holidays, with a story that captures the hearts of children and adults everywhere, under the direction of Thomas Moschopoulos.

There's more to the iconic Christmas tale of The Nutcracker than Tchaikovsky's ballet we all know and love. In 1816, E.T.A. Hoffmann published a mysterious and intriguing story, featuring toys as characters that come alive, fight and fall in love.

The original Nutcracker text remains relatively unknown to a broader audience - that's why this Christmas, three (plus one) quirky storytellers, three (plus one) creatures with the peculiar habit of shifting from storytelling and music to theater and fiction through dance, deliciously blending reality and fantasy, took it upon themselves to bring this original story to life, in a storytelling and drama production filled with music, staged by Thomas Moschopoulos.

The world-acclaimed and awarded stage director and playwright is a major force in Greek theater. In recent years, he has made his creative home at the historic Porta Theater, of which he is the director.


Stage adaptation & director:
Thomas Moschopoulos

Nikos Galenianos

Stage & costume designer:
Vasilis Papatsarouchas

Movement designer:
Hara Kotsali

Lighting designer:
Nikos Vlasopoulos

Assistant director:
Erifyli Stefanidou

Cast (in alphabetical order):
Alexandra Aidini,
Giorgos Chrysostomou,
Nikolas Papagiannis

Live music onstage (piano):
Katerina Konstantourou

Sunday 22/12, 29/12, 05/01
Monday 23/12, 30/12
Tuesday 24/12
Thursday 26/12, 02/01
Friday 27/12, 03/01

Recommended for children aged 4+

Late seating may only be possible in case of intermission or a pause.

Tickets: €5

*Pre-sale starts on Monday 09/12 at 9.00am for SNFCC Members (up to 50 seats per performance for Members and Guest).

*Pre-sale starts on Tuesday 10/12 at 9.00am for the public.

For more information, please contact SNFCC call center at +30 216 8091000

The event is realized with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Alongside the core program of free-admission events, which continue to be provided free of charge thanks to grants from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center organizes a series of events for which a low admission fee applies. This aims to enable the SNFCC to diversify its income sources while ensuring its long-term financial robustness.



Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Cultural Center (SNFCC)

Event Dates
Sunday 22/12/19
Monday 23/12/19
Tuesday 24/12/19
Thursday 26/12/19
Friday 27/12/19
Sunday 29/12/19
Monday 30/12/19
Thursday 02/01/20
Friday 03/01/20
Sunday 05/01/20

time: 18.00

Ticket Prices
5€ general admission

Recommended for children aged 4+

Points of sale
- online:
- online:
- Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (GNO box office)
- Ticket Services box office (39 Panepistimiou Str)
- call center: 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)

Printing your tickets

Please download your tickets in a PDF form. You may print them or have them stored into your mobile phone, in order to check in on the day of the event.

Booking period
Pre-sale start date: Monday, 09/12 at 09:00am for SNFCC Members (up to 50 seats per performance for Members and Guest) and Tuesday, 10/12 at 09:00am for the public.

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