Introducing first direct bank - our new National Stage & Screen Sponsor

In 2019 Northern Ballet will take two of our full-length ballets into cinemas across the UK for the very first time, and we are delighted that our longstanding sponsor first direct bank is supporting us in this exciting new venture.

Victoria, a new ballet by Cathy Martson, will be shown in cinemas for one night only on Tuesday 25 June after its world première theatre tour.

Dracula, Northern Ballet's hugely popular production by David Nixon OBE, will be screened live from Leeds Playhouse on Halloween, Thursday 31 October.

After almost a decade of partnership, first direct bank will become our new National Stage & Screen Sponsor.

Abigail Prudames and Mlindi Kulashe. Photo Justin Slee

We are delighted that these screenings have been made possible with the support of our longstanding sponsors first direct bank.

Joe Gordon, Head of first direct, said:

‘As proud digital pioneers ourselves, first direct is thrilled to support Northern Ballet’s new digital programme and become their National Stage & Screen Sponsor. It will bring their world-class dance and passionate storytelling to diverse new audiences around the UK and represents an exciting evolution for our new innovative partnership.’

The screenings form part of Northern Ballet's commitment to creating more opportunities for audiences to experience our performances, both on stage and on screen.

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