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Christmas ideas from Northern Ballet

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It's never too early to think about Christmas, especially when it comes to finding a gift for that hard-to-please person in your life.

Why not surprise your loved ones with a unique present from Northern Ballet? Friends Membership offers fantastic opportunities to get closer to the Company including invitations to special behind-the-scenes events both on tour and at our landmark building in the heart of Leeds, and copies of inside, Northern Ballet's bi-annual magazine for supporters.

Performances at Northern Ballet

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Leeds Metropolitan University is a partner is our new building and while their performing arts students have been learning and devising new work in our dance studios, Leeds Met Gallery & Studio Theatre has programmed a season of performances in our Studio Theatre.

New dance classes

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We’re delighted to announce that all the Academy dance classes are now taking place in our stunning new studios in Quarry Hill, conventiently located next to the Bus Station. With classes for all ages and abilities in state-of-the-art facilities complete with a relaxing café bar, there’s no better place to dance. Classes run six days a week and it’s never too late to get involved so visit for a full timetable and registration information.

We've moved!

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Northern Ballet has taken up residence in our new purpose-built home on Quarry Hill in central Leeds which we share with the Northern Ballet Academy and Phoenix Dance Theatre. It is a vibrant and exciting venue with lots on offer including dance classes for everyone in our stunning dance studios (including Europe's largest indoor rehearsal space). Our 230-seat studio theatre and other spaces throughout the building are available for hire for rehearsals, meetings and conferences. We also have a fully licenced cafe/bar and a catering team on hand to cater for your event.

Take care when buying tickets

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We want you to enjoy your experience of Northern Ballet. Please make sure to buy tickets for our performances direct from theatres or authorised ticket sellers only to avoid disappointment.

Celebrating Bernard Atha

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Last night Northern Ballet celebrated the phenomenal work of Cllr Bernard Atha, who has been the Company’s Chair for many years.

Win tickets to see The Nutcracker

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New home, new website and a new Facebook fanpage!

Join us on our new Facebook page to keep up-to-date with the latest news and interact directly with us and with other Northern Ballet fans.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Grand Opening

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Northern Ballet gave the inaugural performance at Aylesbury’s new Waterside Theatre on 12 October, performing Swan Lake to a full and star-studded auditorium.

The glitterati were out in force to greet a cheering crowd outside. The many household names included Tony Christie who sang his hit “Is this the way to Amarillo”, Ruby Wax, David Suchet, Simon Callow, Richard O’Brien, Suzanne Shaw, Warwick Davis, and Cilla Black, who officially opened the theatre.

Waitrose has students dancing in the aisles

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Northern Ballet Academy students Jenny Layton and Paul Smith were dancing in the aisles at the new Waitrose store in Meanwood this week, in celebration of the supermarket’s support of training for our budding ballet dancers.


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