Coming in 2019

On Stage

Abigail Prudames and Joseph Taylor in Northern Ballet's Victoria. Photo Guy Farrow.

Our 2019 tour begins with the world première of Cathy Marston's Victoria.

A co-production with The National Ballet of Canada, this biopic ballet will tell the remarkable real-life story of the iconic Queen.

Her irrepressible love for Albert sparked a royal dynasty, but his untimely death brought the world's most powerful woman to her knees with grief.

See it across the UK from March to June.



Our newest ballet for children premièred in Leeds in October, and will be prowling the country to 27 different towns and cities in spring. Just 40 minutes long, it's the perfect introduction to live ballet, music and theatre for your little ones.

Puss in Boots


Northern Ballet dancers in The Shape of Sound, a ballet by Kenneth Tindall. Photo Emma Kauldhar.

In April our full Company will perform at Newcastle's Northern Stage for the first time ever. 

With a triple-bill of works including Kenneth Tindall's The Shape of Sound, set to Max Richter's reimagining of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, this is a rare opportunity to see our world-class performers in such an intimate venue.

This eclectic programme also includes The Kingdom of Back by Morgann Runacre-Temple and Mamela... by Mlindi Kulashe.

Northern Ballet at Northern Stage


Nicola Gervasi and Antoinette Brooks-Daw in The Great Gatsby. Photo Guy Farrow.

For two weeks only we'll be bringing back one of our most popular productions The Great Gatsby.

Since its world première in 2013, the most glamorous party in town has been seen by almost 90,000 people including two sell-out runs at London's Sadler's Wells Theatre.

Good Houskeeping magazine declared it 'a fest for the eyes'  - and it's coming to Salford and Southampton for the very first time.

The Great Gatsby


Georgina May in Northern Ballet's Dracula. Photo Merlin Hendy.

Speaking of feasts, What's on Stage declared this one a 'show that anyone can sink their teeth into!' 

David Nixon's Dracula has a legion of fans. With thrills and blood spills, it's ballet like you've never seen before.

See it in Canterbury or Leeds in the autumn. Costumes optional.



Martha Leebolt in Northern Ballet's Cinderella. Photo Emma Kauldhar.

It wouldn't be Christmas without a Northern Ballet fairytale. Or November. Or October. Or September.

Cinders shall go the ball. And you're invited. 



On Screen

From January we'll be going into cinemas for the very first time.

Tortoise & the Hare will be first out of the blocks in January, with Elves & the Shoemaker and Three Little Pigs to follow in the coming months.

Find your nearest cinema


These won't be the last time you'll see us in cinema this year. Watch this space.


We've been working hard on a number of exciting filming projects. Look out for the launch of our new dance film platform in early 2019, along with the first of our new world première dance films.

We'll also be bringing you more and more exclusive behind-the-scenes content thoughout the year.

Tell us what you want to see

You can now watch highlights of our recent livestream of Company Class: