Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre – What's On

See below for events currently scheduled at Quarry Hill.


Northern Ballet | Ugly Duckling

Don’t miss Northern Ballet’s hugely popular Ugly Duckling as it returns to the stage for the first time since 2013.

Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings as well as with frogs, cats and even a fox, but realising she is not like any of these animals, she is left sad and alone. Follow the duckling on her journey as she overcomes her troubles and realises that she was beautiful all along.

Retelling the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Ugly Duckling is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre for the first time.

As seen on CBeebies, Northern Ballet’s sell-out productions for children are not to be missed.

This child friendly performance lasts approximately 40 minutes.

Full price £6.00
Concession price £4.50

Open House | Ugly Duckling Workshop


Tickets £2.00

Yorke Dance Project | Rewind Forward

Rewind Forward is an exhilarating evening of dance from the past and the present.

With pieces from world-renowned masters of choreography Sir Kenneth MacMillan and Robert Cohan, as well as new generation choreographers; Royal Ballet Young Choreographer Charlotte Edmonds and Yorke Dance Project’s Artistic Director Yolande Yorke-Edgell.

MacMillan’s rarely seen 
Sea of Troubles is inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Cohan’s Testament is the reimagining of a previous work that now portrays six athletic dancers moving through twilight.

With a specially commissioned score, Edmonds’ 
Self evokes the passionate world of a man struggling with desire and Yorke-Edgell’s Untethered closes the programme with a journey to unravel the ties that can bind our mind and spirit.

Anjali Dance Company | Genius

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” Goethe

See an exceptional group of six dancers perform two dramatic explorations of genius in an inspirational performance full of talent and creative power.

Gary Clarke’s 
Beethoven takes a touching and darkly humorous look at the extraordinary personal life and musical works of composer Ludwig van Beethoven, and in Bloodsucker Lea Anderson has created a stylised and gently humorous exploration of the legend of the vampire Nosferatu and his depiction in film.

Anjali Dance Company this November for Genius, a celebration of talent and achievement.

Genius is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and commissioned by Lancaster Arts.

Ballet Black | Triple Bill featuring Red Riding Hood

Returning to Leeds for the sixth year running, Ballet Black presents their latest mixed bill.

Artistic Director Cassa Pancho’s international company of dancers perform bold choreography, in three specially created pieces.

Captured displays the fiery emotion of Martin Lawrance’s edgy choreography set to a Shostakovich string quartet. Dopamine (you make my levels go silly) is a beautiful pas de deux about love, lust and passion by French choreographer Ludovic Ondiviela, with an original score created by acclaimed British composer Fabio D’Andrea.

The evening concludes with South Bank Award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s 
Red Riding Hood, a narrative piece that turns the popular fairytale on its head with a surprising twist.

From the dedicated ballet fan to those new to dance, Ballet Black promises something for everyone.

Red Riding Hood is co-commissioned by the Barbican.

Not suitable for those under 7 years due to adult themes.

Joss Arnott Dance | Triple Bill

This new programme from Joss Arnott Dance, created with the some of the industry’s foremost artists, will take you on a gripping journey through powerful and heart-pounding dance.

The first of two new works, 
A Movement in 3 is set to an original score and explores light and shadow in Arnott’s signature bold choreographic style. RUSH is a tour de force of athletic virtuosity and captures the power of the alpha female cast through percussive, adrenaline-fuelled choreography.

Completing the Triple Bill is the company’s internationally award-winning solo, 
V, an emotive work revealing a rare and agile beauty and an outstanding interplay between dance and live music.

Expect a highly charged, visually stunning and musically led evening of dance that explodes with power and technical brilliance.

Tickets £12.50
  • Sorry - Wednesday 29/11/2017 @ 19:30 is sold out

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