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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Northern Ballet brings its magic to Shakespeare's most bewitching play in this critically acclaimed dance version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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The romantic antics of a touring dance company are played out on one midsummer night as the company travels by sleeper train from London to Edinburgh. Dior inspired costumes and stylish black and white sets provide a dazzling contrast to the glorious Technicolor of the dream-world, whilst David Nixon's choreography brings out the comedy, romance and entanglements of this enchanting story.

Set to music by Mendelssohn and Brahms, A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Northern Ballet's most magical productions.

Touring to

This production is not currently on tour. Take a look at our national tour listings to see what we're performing and where.

Previously toured to...

Southampton, Mayflower
02380 711811
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652
Norwich, Theatre Royal
01603 630 000
Beijing, National Centre for the Performing Arts
+86 10 6655 0000
Guangzhou Opera House
+86 20 3839 2888
Xiamen Banlam Grand Theater
+86 400-880-2281
Nottingham, Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555
Woking, New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645
Newcastle, Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21
Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse
0113 213 7700
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787
Bradford, Alhambra Theatre
01274 432 000
Llandudno, Venue Cymru
01492 872000
Cardiff, New Theatre
029 2087 8889
Manchester, Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019
Norwich, Theatre Royal
01603 630 000
Belfast, Grand Opera House
028 9024 1919
Edinburgh, Festival Theatre
0131 529 6000
Woking, New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652
Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse
0113 213 7700
Woking, New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000
London, Sadler's Wells
0844 412 4300
Edinburgh, Festival Theatre
0131 529 6000
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787
Nottingham, Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555
Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse
0113 213 7700

This table displays past performances of this production.

Running time

  • Act 1 40 minutes
  • Interval 20 minutes
  • Act 2 40 minutes
  • Interval 20 minutes
  • Act 3 30 minutes
  • Overall 2 hours 30 minutes (approximately)

Strobe lighting is used at the start of Act 2 with three 1-2 second bursts with five second gaps between each burst. There are no gunshot sound effects or pyrotechnics and minimal smoke.