Happy Birthday to us!

Our incredible journey began 50 years ago today.

With just 11 dancers, Northern Dance Theatre was born in Manchester with the vision of bringing dramatic dance to audiences outside of London.

Five decades and two name changes later, we remain passionate about bringing inventive dramatic ballet to your doorstep, with three world premières to come in our 50th celebration year - Geisha, Merlin and our new children's ballet (to be announced).

Today, we've been celebrating our 50th anniversary in style with various events and announcements.

It's been a two-show day in Norwich where we've been performing Cinderella.

This morning we released further details of our 50th anniverary gala. Tickets are on sale now and selling fast.

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We’ve been diving into the Northern Ballet archive and as part of today’s birthday celebrations we can share this with you through our digital exhibits on Google Arts and Culture.

The first exhibits take you a step closer to the Company by charting our history and sharing items from past Northern Ballet productions.

Take a look

We're giving you the chance to win two tickets to a performance of your choice* in 2020.

Enter the competition

We're also inviting you to share in our celebrations and help us to continue our mission to bring world-class ballet to everyone, everywhere.

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