50th Anniversary Celebration Gala

Fifty years. One incredible journey.

For one night only on Sunday 4 January 2020, some of the world’s finest dancers leapt into Leeds for a magnificent celebration of our 50th anniversary.

The evening included performances from internationally renowned companies, some rarely seen in Leeds, including The Royal Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre.

Performances included excerpts from Carmen, Michael Pink's Dracula, Massimo Moricone's Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Casanova, 1984, A Simple Man, Madame Butterfly and much more.

Thank you to everyone who shared in the experience.

Find out more about our 50th anniversary celebrations.


Please note that this performance may contain short periods of flashing and strobe lighting effects.

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