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Cinderella costumes

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We are so excited for the World Première of Cinderella next week, we have decided to give you an exclusive glimpse of a couple of the costumes designed by our Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE.

Here are the Cinderella and Stepsisters picnic costumes and a male and female Winter ball costume. 

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Olivia's hidden talents

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Not only are our dancers dedicated performers but many of our company have hidden talents and Olivia Holland is one of them. Last week I discovered that not only is she a talented ballet artist but also a talented photographer and painter. So I caught up with Olivia to get the full scoop. 

Mark Skipper's response to culture funding report

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Northern Ballet’s Chief Executive Mark Skipper responds to the report published yesterday that the Government spends £69 per head on arts and culture in London compared with £4.60 per person elsewhere in England.


“This disparity in the level of funding between London and the rest of the country needs to be redressed with a much fairer sharing of resources. You often hear talk about a north/south divide but actually what this report shows is that the divide is really between London and everywhere else.

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Ghostly tour tales

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Ghostly greetings from Northern Ballet!  On this chilly Halloween we are enjoying everything spooky with our ghoulish production of A Christmas Carol currently touring the UK. In one magical night the three ghosts and Old Jacob Marley take miserable Ebenezer Scrooge on a spiritual journey but it is not just our production that has ghostly apparitions, some of our venues have reported strange encounters.

Interview with Cellist Sasha Volpov

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In preparation for the Cello & Piano concert on 18 October with Northern Ballet's Principal Cellist Sasha Volpov and Company Pianist Grant Green, we interviewed Sasha Volpov to see how he was feeling about performing.

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On Tour - What is Box Office all about?

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As our Autumn tour continues, we are bringing Christmas early this year with the return of A Christmas Carol to celebrate its 21st Anniversay. The first stop for Scrooge and the Christmas ghosts is Norwich. As this was my first ime in the Norwich I did some investigating into what life is like working in the theatre and I interviewed the lovely Amelia Goymer, Box Office Assistant at Norwich Theatre Royal

The Duckling's last quack of the tour...

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Quack! Hello everyone, sorry I haven’t been in touch for a while but I have been travelling the country alongside my good friend Ugly who has been performing Ugly Duckling in the North & South!

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