Celebrating 50 years
Celebrate with us
Northern Ballet's 50th Anniversary Year
2019 – 2020
Dates to remember


A ballet by David Nixon OBE

Touring September 2019 – June 2020


A ballet by David Nixon OBE

Touring October – November 2019

Live in cinemas on Halloween

Annual Benefactors Dinner

21 October 2019, Issho, Leeds

Discover more about Geisha.

Contact Rebecca Crowther for details on our Benefactor programme


World Première

Little Red Riding Hood

A ballet for children by Mariana Rodrigues

Touring October 2019 – June 2020

50th Anniversary Celebration Gala

4 January 2020, Leeds Grand Theatre
World Première


A ballet by Kenneth Tindall

Touring March – May 2020

The Great Gatsby

A ballet by David Nixon OBE

Touring September – October 2020
World Première


A ballet by Drew McOnie

Touring October – December 2020

50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Autumn 2020, Leeds city centre venue

An unforgettable evening with performances and a chance to bid on exclusive prizes.

Contact Katy Lee for further details


50th Anniversary Celebrations

Photo Guy Farrow.
Also look out for
  • Our 50th anniversary appeal to secure funding for future support for the creation of new and innovative ballets
  • A costume trail and exhibition in the heart of Leeds, our home city
  • Northern Ballet on the big screen watch this space for more cinema screenings
  • A new children's ballet premièring in Leeds in October 2020
  • Glimpses into Northern Ballet's past as we build up the Company's digital archive
  • The chance to see what happens behind-the-scenes as Northern Ballet opens its doors for the day in 2020
  • Three new dance films
  • Alumni Event December 2020