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The Nutcracker charms and delights

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Our production of The Nutcracker is on tour around the country and is delighting audiences everywhere it goes. This week in Norwich tickets sales have broken all previous records for us at the Theatre Royal.


Opera North’s The Adventures of Pinocchio

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A magical family adventure

The irresistible story of the wooden boy who longs to be real is brought bursting to life in this fantastical adventure. Even when guided by the Blue Fairy and the chirruping Cricket, Pinocchio can’t help tumbling nose first into trouble.  Small kid or big kid, it’s a musical treat for all the family.

December dates: Fri 17, Wed 29 – 7.00pm; Thu 23, Thu 30 – 2.00pm;  Fri 31 – 11.00am

Other things you might like

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A Night of Indulgence – 9 December 5pm onwards

The Light’s annual late-night shopping event A Night of Indulgence is warming up to be one of 2010’s shopping extravaganzas of the year! Enjoy a winter fashion show, live music from upcoming pop singers and special offers and prize giveaways throughout the store. And if that doesn’t sound fantastic enough for you, all visitors are treated to a complimentary glass of mulled wine and a free goody bag! 

Christmas ideas from Northern Ballet

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It's never too early to think about Christmas, especially when it comes to finding a gift for that hard-to-please person in your life.

Why not surprise your loved ones with a unique present from Northern Ballet? Friends Membership offers fantastic opportunities to get closer to the Company including invitations to special behind-the-scenes events both on tour and at our landmark building in the heart of Leeds, and copies of inside, Northern Ballet's bi-annual magazine for supporters.

Performances at Northern Ballet

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Leeds Metropolitan University is a partner is our new building and while their performing arts students have been learning and devising new work in our dance studios, Leeds Met Gallery & Studio Theatre has programmed a season of performances in our Studio Theatre.

New dance classes

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We’re delighted to announce that all the Academy dance classes are now taking place in our stunning new studios in Quarry Hill, conventiently located next to the Bus Station. With classes for all ages and abilities in state-of-the-art facilities complete with a relaxing café bar, there’s no better place to dance. Classes run six days a week and it’s never too late to get involved so visit for a full timetable and registration information.

We've moved!

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Northern Ballet has taken up residence in our new purpose-built home on Quarry Hill in central Leeds which we share with the Northern Ballet Academy and Phoenix Dance Theatre. It is a vibrant and exciting venue with lots on offer including dance classes for everyone in our stunning dance studios (including Europe's largest indoor rehearsal space). Our 230-seat studio theatre and other spaces throughout the building are available for hire for rehearsals, meetings and conferences. We also have a fully licenced cafe/bar and a catering team on hand to cater for your event.

Take care when buying tickets

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We want you to enjoy your experience of Northern Ballet. Please make sure to buy tickets for our performances direct from theatres or authorised ticket sellers only to avoid disappointment.

A Cuban Tale - Javier Torres' Premiere with Northern Ballet

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Premier dancer Javier Torres joined Northern Ballet this season straight from the  prestigious Ballet Nacional de Cuba. He left there after 10 years  and has embarked on a season with Northern Ballet which we are all truly excited about, and as you'll see in the following photo blog, I'm sure the crowds will flock from all over the UK to see him. Javier's premiere performance with us was in the very difficult role of Anthony in Swan Lake at the Bradford Alhambra.


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