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 its magic to Shakespeare's most bewitching play in this critically acclaimed dance version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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?
Escape into an enchanting winter wonderland with Northern Ballet’s beautiful reimagining of Cinderella.
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.
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.
Nominated for the South Bank Sky Arts Dance Award 2017 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.
Northern Ballet brings dance history to Leeds as we perform a trio of ballets by legendary choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan.
Experience Northern Ballet at its dynamic best - through the achingly emotional storytelling of Madame Butterfly.
Discover how the world’s most famous sorcerer got his magic – and what he chose to do with it.
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.
Northern Ballet's classic adaptation of Shakespeare's most famous tragedy; passionate and dramatic, this is ballet at its most intense.
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.
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.
Christmas isn’t complete until you’ve experienced the magic of Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker.
17th century Paris. The mood is tense as d’Artagnan and the three musketeers embark on an action-packed quest to save the Queen’s reputation and the life of d’Artagnan’s love.
Experience the captivating power of one of the world’s leading ballet companies in three sensational short ballets.
Passion, tragedy, fierce devotion. Queen Victoria’s diaries revealed a life so fascinating that her daughter Beatrice tried to rewrite history.
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.
Northern Ballet’s Elves & the Shoemaker stomps onto the big screen as part of our fantastic season of interactive ballets for children, narrated by Anita Rani.
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!
Little Red Riding Hood is a kind and thoughtful little girl who loves her family.
Puss in Boots is no ordinary cat. Clever and charming, he takes life in his stride and befriends everyone he meets. The only thing is, he always seems to bring his master, Jack, bad luck. Join Puss and Jack on their adventure as they meet a flurry of lovable characters, and even come face to face with royalty!
Northern Ballet’s Three Little Pigs hits the big screen as part of our fantastic season of interactive ballets for children, narrated by Anita Rani.
Northern Ballet’s Tortoise & the Hare races on to the big screen as part of our fantastic season of interactive ballets for children, narrated by Anita Rani.
In autumn 2017, we were thrilled to perform 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.
See Northern Ballet up close and personal this February with Perpetual Motion, the Company's first programme of short dance pieces in their new home.
Three short ballets. One unmissable experience. Award-winning choreographer Kenneth Tindall marks his hotly-anticipated return to the Company after the smouldering success of 2017's Casanova. Tindall now presents The Shape of Sound, an abstract work performed to Vivaldi's iconic The Four Seasons, reimagined by Max Richter. Taking inspiration from the seasons and our human response to each of them, this piece is a stunning new work by one of the most exciting names in dance right now. Read more Former choreographer in residence of Ballet Ireland, Morgann Runacre-Temple has created exciting new work for some of the top companies in the UK as well as being responsible for the creation of award-winning dance films including Curing Albrecht (English National Ballet/Manchester International Festival). Now she presents her first work for Northern Ballet with The Kingdom of Back, exploring the story of the exceptionally talented Nannerl Mozart growing up in the shadow of her younger brother on his journey to immortality. Read more An emerging choreographer from within Northern Ballet's Company of dancers, First Soloist Mlindi Kulashe makes his choreographic debut with Mamela... Meaning 'listen' in his native language Xhosa, Mamela... is a haunting exploration of the conflict between the desires of the head and the heart and the impact of society's influence over an individual. Read more Details of our 2019 Mixed Programme, to be premièred in Leeds in September 2019, will be announced soon.