Expressions Performances

Mon 6 July (7pm) & Thu 9 July (1pm & 7pm)
Relaxed performances
Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
0113 220 8008
On sale spring 2020

Be inspired and moved by the exciting work of professional and community disabled dance groups from Yorkshire and beyond at Expressions.

Taking place at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, all performances are relaxed for the benefit of audiences and performers alike.

This page will be updated with the full programme of Expressions performances when this is confirmed.

Apply to perform at Expressions 2020

Download Application Form (PDF) | Download Application Form (Word)

Applications for individuals and community groups to perform in Expressions 2020 are now open. Please let us know about any specific access requirements in your application and we will work with you to meet your needs.

We are happy to support you in completing the application form in a different format including over the phone or by sending a video.

Please contact Northern Ballet’s Learning team on or by calling 0113 220 8000 for more information.

The deadline for applications is Monday 16 March 2020.

Download the application form as a PDF or download the application as a Word document.

‘The facilities and the inclusivity of the event offers young people an unforgettable experience and an opportunity that is not widely available for Special Educational Needs groups’

Karen Williams, Greenacre School

‘The event is a brilliant performance opportunity, well organised and within great facilities. Our group wish to improve their performance skills and share their artistic practice widely. Expressions helps us to do this in a supported and trusted environment’

Ceri Brierley, Raised


Expressions performances will take place at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre. Find out more about the building’s accessibility.

All performances are relaxed. Relaxed performances are open to anyone and aim to reduce anxiety around theatre visits to help everyone have an enjoyable time. They may benefit people with sensory or communication disorders, or a learning disability.

  • There will be a changing room available for use which features a fixed height bed and hoist. You will need to bring your own sling to use the hoist
  • There are a number of wheelchair spaces available at these performances. These can be booked online or via the box office over the phone or in person
  • There is an Infrared hearing loop in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre auditorium and headsets are available from the box office for the performances. For the hearing loop to work best, you should select seats in the following areas: rows G-J, seat numbers 2-12. If these seats are not available, please contact the box office who can advise you of other seats to book