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Northern Ballet is the only ballet company based in the north of England and with its iconic home in Leeds city centre, Yorkshire audiences get more opportunities to enjoy this magnificent company than any other.
Specialising in transforming popular stories into exhilarating ballets, Northern Ballet has earned an international reputation at the forefront of storytelling through dance. Some of their most popular shows include The Little Mermaid, Dracula, The Great Gatsby, The Nutcracker and Beauty & the Beast.
Getting ready to celebrate their 50th anniversary year, Northern Ballet tours widely throughout the UK but you can see them perform in Yorkshire multiple times every year, both in their home city of Leeds as well as further afield including Bradford, Sheffield, Doncaster, Hull and many more. You can also see some of Northern Ballet’s productions in the cinema, if you want to experience ballet in a different way.
Watching a performance isn’t the only way you can get a taste of what Northern Ballet has to offer. The Academy of Northern Ballet offers open classes for everyone, from young children aged 18 months, to the young at heart with classes for adults of all ages. They also provide professional training for young people looking to leap into a career in dance.
Plus, Northern Ballet even has its own intimate 230-seat theatre. The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre offers an exciting year-round programme of dance, music and family-friendly performances by companies from around the world.
With so many ways to access and enjoy their work, Northern Ballet really is one of the cultural gems of Yorkshire.