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.

Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse

Box Office 0113 213 7700

Minicom 0113 213 7299

Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse's website
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Post show talk Friday 11 September 2015
Free

Stay in your seats after the evening performance for a 30min talk with the artistic team (TBC) about the production.

Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 12 September 2015
Free

A tour of the set and a workshop with two Northern Ballet dancers to bring you closer to the production.

Audio described performance Saturday 12 September 2015
Discount through Box Office

Discounts available for visually impaired patrons. Book through the box office on 0113 2137700.

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Keep Dancing for the Over 55s Thursday 01 October 2015
£30

Price includes lunch and a matinée ticket. Workshop on stage from 9.15-10.30, then join Revealed and opportunity to watch class.

Northern Ballet revealed Thursday 01 October 2015
£5, Free for Friends of Northern Ballet

Thirty minute talk about the production, costumes, and life on tour followed by opportunity to watch Company Class.

Production Event Thursday 01 October 2015
Free

Stay in seat after matinée performance for a talk from the Technical Team about the sets, lighting and running of the show.

Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 03 October 2015
Free

Touch tour of the sets and costumes and get closer to the production with dancers and musicians.

Audio described performance Saturday 03 October 2015
Discount through Box Office

Discounts available for visually impaired patrons. Book through the box office on 0115 9895555.

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Pre-performance talk Thursday 08 October 2015
Free

6.00-6.30pm - Artist Talkback. Talk about the production.

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Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 24 October 2015
Free

Touch tour of the sets and costumes and get closer to the production with dancers and musicians.

Audio described performance Saturday 24 October 2015
Discount through Box Office

Discounts available for visually impaired patrons. Book through the box office on 0114 249 6000.

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Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 07 November 2015
Free

A tour of the set and a workshop with two Northern Ballet dancers to bring you closer to the production.

Audio described performance Saturday 07 November 2015
Discount through Box Office

Discounts available for visually impaired patrons. Book through the box office on 0844 871 7645.

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Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 21 November 2015
Free

A tour of the set and a workshop with two Northern Ballet dancers to bring you closer to the production.

Audio described performance Saturday 21 November 2015
Discount through Box Office

Discounts available for visually impaired patrons. Book through the box office on 01274 432000.

Norwich, Theatre Royal

Box Office 01603 630 000

Minicom 01603 598630

Norwich, Theatre Royal's website
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Limelighters Over 50s Workshop Thursday 26 November 2015
£17.50

A gentle movement session including a warm up and dance based on The Nutcracker. To book call Jason Raper on 01603 598523.

Northern Ballet revealed Thursday 26 November 2015
£4 or free for Friends of Northern Ballet

A 30 minute talk in the Targetflow Room followed by opportunity to watch Company Class.

Production Event Thursday 26 November 2015
Free

Stay in seat after matinée performance for a talk from the Technical Team about the sets, lighting and running of the show.

Pre-performance talk Thursday 26 November 2015
Free

30 minute talk by Northern Ballet staff about the production and Company.

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!