Winston Smith lives in a world of absolute conformity, his every action is scrutinized by Big Brother. However, when Winston meets Julia he dares to rebel by falling in love.
Northern Ballet brings dance history to the heart of Yorkshire as we perform a tribute to internationally celebrated choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan, to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of his death.
Northern Ballet brings its magic to Shakespeare's most bewitching play in this critically acclaimed dance version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Northern Ballet presents A Sleeping Beauty Tale for the twenty-first century…
...they told me to take a streetcar named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at – Elysian Fields!
A handsome Prince is transformed into a Beast as punishment for his ugly arrogance. Only true love can break the spell – but who could love a monster like him?
Didy Veldman choreographs this tale of fatal attraction; a familiar story set in a modern, dark underworld where the beautiful Carmen uses her seductive powers to devastating effect.
‘Be the flame, not the moth’ Throw caution to the wind. Be led into temptation. Unmask Casanova with Northern Ballet.
Set in Imperial Russia at a time when superstitious people believe in the possibility of magic, Northern Ballet's new adaptation of this classic fairytale sees heartbreak turn to joy as the unstoppable power of young love conquers all.
An enduring icon of the ancient world. The ultimate modern woman. Beautiful, sensual and determined; mother, lover and queen. In a world ruled by men, this courageous and compulsive woman overturned convention and changed the course of history.
David Nixon's Dangerous Liaisons ballet tells a story of sexual power, depravity, cruelty and deceit in 18th century France.
Imagine a world where you can only go out after dark, where you feel a constant hunger for human blood but where for all eternity you will appear young and beautiful. Welcome to the world of Dracula.
One of the greatest romantic ballets in the world, Giselle, made a rare appearance in Yorkshire when Northern Ballet performed it at Leeds Grand Theatre in May 2011.
Surrounded by the terrifying events of the Nazi occupation of Paris, and witness to the depths to which man can descend, Hamlet finds himself drawn into a world he can no longer make sense of and surrounded by people he can no longer trust.
The Roaring Twenties. Jazz, blues, movies, musicals and irresistible glamour. Chic, sassy women, romanced by smooth, sophisticated guys. A heady whirl of parties, champagne and dancing.
The ultimate heroine, Jane Eyre’s journey to overcome the odds is one of literature’s finest love stories.
Northern Ballet transports you to the decadent society of Parisian highlife in the 1800s where the young and naive nobleman, Armand, falls deeply in love with the beautiful courtesan, Marguerite. Their courtship turns into one of the most passionate love stories of all time but is doomed from the start as the consequences of Marguerite's past life eventually destroy the only real love that she will ever know.
The 12th annual Leeds Light Night will take place on 6 & 7 October this year and will explore the elements earth, wind, air and fire.
Experience Northern Ballet at its dynamic best - through the achingly emotional storytelling of Madame Butterfly and the awe-inspiring strength and skill of Perpetuum Mobile.
Ondine, the heart-rending tale of doomed romance between a beautiful water nymph and a handsome nobleman.
Christmas wouldn't be the same without Northern Ballet at Leeds Grand Theatre. This year we take you to Neverland for a magical adventure with the boy who never grew up.
An ambitious and exciting production set to the powerful and evocative music of Mozart's Requiem, this bold, provocative dance work explores the relationship between Man and Death, Death's presence in the world and its inescapable power.
The page has information about Northern Ballet's production of Romeo & Juliet last performed in the UK in 2010.
Remember the first time you fell in love? Your first kiss? From ecstatic joy to crushing heartbreak, nothing ever feels the same again.
Adored by audiences for over a hundred years, Swan Lake is the most famous ballet in the world.
Divided by a barbed wire fence, Bruno doesn’t understand anything about where Shmuel lives, or who he is. To him, he’s just a new friend – a boy wearing a pair of striped pyjamas.
Discover the heady, indulgent days of New York’s Long Island during the glamorous 1920s as Northern Ballet brings F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby to the stage.
Immerse yourself in a mystical underwater world. When a young mermaid is finally allowed her first glimpse of life beyond the ocean, she is enthralled by what she sees. After falling desperately in love with a man, she will do anything she can to live a human life.
Share in Clara's adventures as she is swept away by her Nutcracker Prince into a magical winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and the famous Sugar Plum Fairy.
En garde! Cardinal Richelieu is plotting against Queen Anne. Musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis, together with the spirited D'Artagnan have vowed to protect France at all costs!
Passionate and obsessive, Cathy and Heathcliff's love is as unruly and dangerous as the Yorkshire moors that surround them. As children they are inseparable, running wild and free on the moors, but over time their childish affection deepens into an overwhelming love – a devastating force that even death cannot destroy. The Saturday 10 September 7.30pm performance of Wuthering Heights is a celebration of the incredible career of Northern Ballet Senior Artist Hironao Takahashi, who has danced with the company for twenty-five years. During the evening Hiro will dance the role of Edgar.
Following the fantastic sell-out success of Ugly Duckling and Three Little Pigs, we're delighted to present our next ballet for children, Elves & the Shoemaker.
Goldilocks is a mischievous little girl with hair as bright as gold. Always on the look-out for an adventure, one day her curiosity leads her to a house full of many surprises. With a family of friendly bears, a beautiful blue bird and bowls of delicious porridge, this ballet is just right!
With the fantastic success of Ugly Duckling, our first ballet especially for children, we’re delighted to bring you our latest ballet for children Three Little Pigs. You can watch Three Little Pigs on CBeebies again on Wednesday 8 April at 11am and 5pm and soon after on iPlayer!
Following the sell-out successes of Ugly Duckling, Three Little Pigs and Elves & the Shoemaker and the TV adaptations for CBeebies, Northern Ballet bring their magic to Tortoise & the Hare.
This autumn, we are thrilled to be performing at The Royal Opera House as part of a major event celebrating Sir Kenneth MacMillan.
This Mixed Programme was presented at The Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London (May) and Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds (June) in 2014.
Our new Mixed Programme shows off the strength and prowess of our first-class dancers as they perform daring and dynamic dance that will leave you breathless.