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.

Event Date & price More information
Three Little Pigs Workshop Friday 26 September 2014
£5 per child

45 minute creative dance workshop inspired by the production. Workshops at 9.15, 10.15 & 12.15. Sutiable for 18 months - 6 years

Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 27 September 2014
Free to ticket holders

Workshop from 11am - 12.15pm, touch tour 12.45pm - 1.15pm.

Audio described performance Saturday 27 September 2014

Pre-show notes from 2.15pm, performance begins 2.30pm.

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Keep Dancing for the Over 55s Thursday 02 October 2014
£30

SOLD OUT

Dance workshop on stage followed by Northern Ballet Revealed & opportunity to watch Company class.

Northern Ballet revealed Thursday 02 October 2014
£5 (Free for Northern Ballet Friends)

30 minute talk followed by the opportunity to watch Company class

Production Event Thursday 02 October 2014
Free to ticket holders

Post show talk and demonstration on the production, delivered by the Technical team

Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 04 October 2014
Free to ticket holders

Workshop from 11am - 12.15pm, touch tour 12.45 - 1.15pm

Audio described performance Saturday 04 October 2014
Free

Pre show notes from 2.15pm, performance starts at 2.30pm

Norwich, Theatre Royal

Box Office 01603 630 000

Minicom 01603 598630

Norwich, Theatre Royal's website
Event Date & price More information
Pre-performance talk Wednesday 08 October 2014
Free to ticket holders

30 minute talk on the Company and production, delivered by a member of the team

Limelighters Over 50s Workshop Thursday 09 October 2014
£17.50

Contact Jason Raper on 01603 598523 for details and to book.

Northern Ballet revealed Thursday 09 October 2014
£4 (Free for Northern Ballet Friends)

30 minute talk followed by the opportunity to watch Company class

Production Event Thursday 09 October 2014
Free to ticket holders

Post show talk and demonstration on the production, delivered by the Technical team

Event Date & price More information
Production Event Thursday 06 November 2014
Free to ticket holders

Post show talk and demonstration on the production, delivered by the Technical team

Post show talk Thursday 06 November 2014
Free to ticket holders

30 minute talk on the Company and production, delivered by a member of the team

Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 08 November 2014
Free to ticket holders

Workshop from 11am - 12.15pm, touch tour 12.45 - 1.15pm

Audio described performance Saturday 08 November 2014
Free to ticket holders

Pre show notes from 2.15pm, performance starts at 2.30pm

Event Date & price More information
Post show talk Wednesday 12 November 2014
Free to ticket holders

30 minute talk on the Company and production, delivered by a member of the team

Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 15 November 2014
Free to ticket holders

Workshop from 11am - 12.15pm, touch tour 12.45 - 1.15pm

Audio described performance Saturday 15 November 2014

Pre-show notes from 2.15pm, performance begins 2.30pm

Event Date & price More information
Family Workshop Sunday 14 December 2014
£15

A family workshop based around Peter Pan at our home on Quarry Hill, Leeds from 1.00pm – 3.15pm, finishing in time to go to Leeds Grand to watch Peter Pan on stage (tickets sold seperately)

Find out more or book now

Event Date & price More information
Keep Dancing for the Over 55s Thursday 18 December 2014
£12, £10 for Friends of Northern Ballet

Dance workshop on stage followed by Northern Ballet revealed and opportunity to watch Company class.

Northern Ballet revealed Thursday 18 December 2014
£4 or FREE for Friends of Northern Ballet

Thirty minute talk about the Company and Peter Pan followed by the opportunity to watch Company class.

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 visual.

Touch tour and insight for the visually impaired

Go onto the stage and feel the set and be guided by Northern Ballet dancers as you learn about ballet steps and specific movements from the production.

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!