A step closer events

Northern Ballet offers a range of opportunities for you to take a step closer to the Company and find out more about our productions during your visit to the theatre.

A Step Closer event for A Christmas Carol. Photo Brian Slater.

Talks and demonstrations give an insight into life of a touring ballet company, offers the chance to see the dancers in training and reveal some of the secrets behind creating a production. And for those with energy or a secret desire to dance, our movement workshops offer you the chance to have a go, learn some new steps and get creative, whatever your ability.

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Upcoming events at the theatre

Northern Ballet offers a range of opportunities for you to get a step closer to the company and to find out more about our productions.

Talks and demonstrations give an insight into life in a touring ballet company, offer the chance to see the dancers in training and reveal some of the secrets behind creating a production. And for those with energy or a secret desire to dance, our movement workshops offer you the chance to have a go, learn some new steps and get creative, whatever your ability.

London, Sadler's Wells

Box Office 0844 412 4300

Minicom 020 7863 8015

London, Sadler's Wells's website
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Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 28 March 2015
FREE

Insight workshop for visually impaired patrons from 10.30am, followed by touch tour on stage to learn more about the set, costume and props from the production

Audio described performance Saturday 28 March 2015
discount available through the box office

To book the audio described performance call the Box Office 0844 4124300 Pre-show notes from 2.15pm.

Norwich, Theatre Royal

Box Office 01603 630 000

Minicom 01603 598630

Norwich, Theatre Royal's website
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Pre-performance talk Wednesday 15 April 2015
Free to ticket holders

Pre show talk about the production delivered by a member of the Company 

Limelighters Over 50s Workshop Thursday 16 April 2015
£17.00

Workshop on stage includes ballet technique and the opportunity to learn steps from the production. To book please contact Jason Raper on 01603 598523

Northern Ballet revealed Thursday 16 April 2015
£4 (Free for Northern Ballet Friends)

A 30 minute talk on the production and Northern Ballet, followed by the chance to watch Company class on stage 

Production Event Thursday 16 April 2015
FREE

A 30 minute tecnical talk and demonstration after matinee performance. A chance to learn more about set and technical elements from the production

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Production Event Thursday 23 April 2015
FREE

A 30 minute tecnical talk and demonstration after matinee performance. A chance to learn more about set and technical elements from the production

Post show talk Thursday 23 April 2015
FREE

Talk about the production delivered by member of the Company accompanied by dancers 

Children's Ballet Workshop Friday 24 April 2015
£4 per child

Short creative dance workshop based on Elves & the Shoemaker from 10.15am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm . To book call the box office on 02380 711811

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Children's Ballet Workshop Friday 01 May 2015
£4 per child plus £4 per adult

Short creative dance workshop based on Elves & the Shoemaker from 10.30am and 12.30pm. Available through box office soon

Youth ballet class workshop Saturday 02 May 2015
£15 per person

On stage workshop includes ballet technique and creative movement inspired by Wuthering Heights. Followed by chance to watch Company class. Available through box office soon

Type of event

Northern Ballet Revealed

Hear about the Company in a 30-minute talk about the life of a touring dance company and find out first-hand about life as a professional dancer as you watch the dancers' daily class.

Pre-performance talk

Enhance your evening at the theatre and understanding of the production in this 30-minute talk providing an insight into the production and the creative process.

Post Show Q&A

Join Artistic Director, David Nixon, OBE and/or Northern Ballet dancers for a chance to discover more about the production in this 30-minute question and answer session.

Production event

Join the Northern Ballet technical team for this 30-minute talk and demonstration offering a behind-the-scenes look at the technical aspects of a ballet, including set, sound and lighting. Free to attend, need to book, just stay after the show.

Audio described performance

Hear the production come alive as the action on stage is described live through your headset be Northern Ballet’s audio describer, preceded by a touch tour and insight specifically designed for those with a visual impairment.

Insight & Touch Tour for the visually impaired

Led by our dancers and audio describer, the insight is a chance for you to meet the Company and learn about basic ballet technique and movement from the production. Followed by a chance to take part in a touch tour where you will have an opportunity to touch costumes and props from the production and learn more about the show.

Children's workshops

Learn some steps from one of Northern Ballet's productions and create your own sequence inspired by the story. Whatever your ability join in and have a go.

Keep Dancing for the Over 55s

Join a gentle movement workshop on stage and learn steps from the production, accompanied by live music. Followed by a talk about Northern Ballet and a chance to watch the dancers' daily class. Open to anyone over 55 with enthusiasm – no previous experience required!