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 Monday 05 May 2014
£4 per child & adult to take part
Sorry, this workshop has sold out.
Production Event Thursday 22 May 2014
FREE
Post matinee half hour talk led by technical team.
Post show talk Thursday 22 May 2014
FREE
Half hour talk about the Company & production. Led by member of the Company.
Youth ballet class workshop Saturday 24 May 2014
£15
90 minute workshop on stage followed by a talk and opportunity to watch Company class.
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 24 May 2014
FREE
Includes touch tour of the stage, props, costumes and insight movement  workshop for the visually impaired.
Audio described performance Saturday 24 May 2014
VIP discount available. To book contact the theatre box office.

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 14 May 2014
FREE
Half hour talk about the Company & production. Led by member of the Company.
Limelighters Over 50s Workshop Thursday 15 May 2014
£17.00
On stage workshop, followed by the chance to watch Company class.
Production Event Thursday 15 May 2014
FERE
Post matinee half hour talk led by the technical team.
Pre-performance talk Wednesday 08 October 2014
Free to ticket holders
30 minute talk about the production and Company by Northern Ballet's Learning 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 in Targetfollow Room followed by opportunity to watch Company class.
Production Event Thursday 09 October 2014
Free to ticket holders
Northern Ballet's Technical and Stage Teams talk about the set, lighting and running of the production.
Event Date & price More information
Production Event Thursday 29 May 2014
Free to ticket holders
30 minute talk after the matinée performance with the technical and stage team talking about the set, the lighting and the running of the production.
Post show talk Thursday 29 May 2014
Free to ticket holders
30 minute talk after the evening performance about the production, the Company, dancers and life on tour.
Event Date & price More information
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.
Event Date & price More information
Keep Dancing for the Over 55s Thursday 02 October 2014
£30 - includes lunch & matinée ticket
Workshop on stage from 9.15 - 10.30am, join Northern Balelt Revealed from 10.45 and chance to see Company class on stage.
Northern Ballet revealed Thursday 02 October 2014
£5 (Free for Northern Ballet Friends)
30 minute talk followed by opportunity to watch Company class.
Production Event Thursday 02 October 2014
Free to ticket holders
Post performance talk by Stage and Technical team about the production.
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
Event Date & price More information
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 15 November 2014
Free to ticket holders
Workshop from 11am - 12.15pm followed by the touch tour of the set from 12.45 to 1.15pm.
Audio described performance Saturday 15 November 2014
Pre-show notes from 2.15pm

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!