Events at Northern Ballet
Get behind-the-scenes at Northern Ballet.
We've organised a range of opportunities to get to know us and our home better. In the future events will include watching the dancers in class and rehearsals as well as preview events for our national tour performances.
Check back for more events and updates but for now, this is what's coming up in the autumn at our home in Leeds. Places for all events are limited and must be booked in advance. Group rates are available, please contact us directly if you would like to bring a group (10+ people).
All income from these events will go towards supporting our Company and our productions. By attending them you will be supporting Northern Ballet. All activities take place at Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds.
Stealing the scene: costumes, wigs & make-up
Wednesday 6 August 2.30pm – 4.30pm
£15 per person
Did you know, for The Great Gatsby our wardrobe department created approximately 160 costumes?
Our wardrobe department is always the most popular stop on any tour of Northern Ballet so we're offering you the chance to meet the team, hear more about their work and see costumes, shoes, wigs and make-up up close.
Creating a scene: Northern Ballet Technical
Thursday 16 October 10am – 12noon
£15 per person
Our Technical and Stage Management teams make our productions happen. While you’re enjoying the graceful ballet on stage there are dozens of people backstage making sure everything happens on time and in the right place – and it doesn’t always go to plan.
Meet our Technical team and find out more about their work, see set boxes – mock-ups of the stage designs, visit our control room and find out lots more.
Tour of Northern Ballet HQ
Have a tour and see behind-the-scenes of the beautiful purpose built home we share with Phoenix Dance Theatre. Find out more about our home, our Company and Academy and see us at work. Every day is different at Northern Ballet so you never know what you might find and who you might meet.
Please note this tour does not include access to our Wardrobe department. For an insight into this fascinating area book a place on our Stealing the Scene: Costume, wigs & make-up session.
As a busy touring ballet Company our dancers are not always at home. Don't worry if you're not lucky enough to catch a glimpse of them though, there's always something to see at Northern Ballet.
£5 per person, tour lasts approximately 40 mins.
- Wednesday 16 July, 1pm
- Thursday 14 August, 5pm
- Friday 12 September, 1pm
- Monday 13 October, 4pm
- Tuesday 11 November, 12noon
Elves & the Shoemaker open workshops
Saturday 1 November 10am – 10.45am, 12noon – 12.45pm & 2pm – 2.45pm
£3 per child
Get your little ones dancing in this 45 minute dance workshop led by our expert dance teachers for children aged 3 – 8 years inspired by our new children’s ballet Elves & the Shoemaker.
Peter Pan family dance, crafts and afternoon treat
Sunday 14 December 12.30pm – 3.15pm
£15 per child (one adult to accompany for free)
A chance for the whole family to dance together in a workshop inspired by our Christmas production Peter Pan. Craft activities, face painting and an afternoon treat are all included in the price. The event is due to finish in time for the afternoon performance of Peter Pan at Leeds Grand Theatre, tickets can be booked separately.