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Three Short Ballets

Under 30s exclusive

Experience breathtaking ballet for only £10.25 at our Under 30s Night as Three Short Ballets returns for 2024.

Following last year's sell-out event, we're offering an exclusive performance for under 30s to see the brand-new Three Short Ballets programme at a discounted price, along with a free drink and programme to make your night complete.

Featuring two world premières and one northern première, this year's line-up promises an eclectic evening with something for everyone.

  • Fools: A Romeo & Juliet inspired story A captivating twist on Romeo & Juliet based on R.L. Peteni's novel Hill of Fools, by Olivier award-winning choreographer Mthuthuzeli November.
  • Four Last Songs - Created by Dutch ballet pioneer Rudi van Dantzig in 1977, Four Last Songs is a breathtaking expression of love, loss and the beauty of the human experience.
  • Title: To be announced - An as yet untitled piece by Principal Character Artist for The Royal Ballet Kristen McNally, featuring two Northern Ballet dancers and Joe Powell-Main, a disabled dancer who uses wheels and crutches.

What your £10.25 ticket includes

  • A ticket to see Three Short Ballets at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Northern Ballet's intimate studio theatre.
  • One free drink to enjoy before the show.
  • A free Three Short Ballets programme telling you everything you need to know about the ballets with behind-the-scenes content.

This performance is exclusively available to audiences under the age of 30. Tickets have sold out in previous years so be quick and book yours today!

Book now

Remember to bring your ID, random checks may take place.


What is the dress code?

There is no dress code but if you need some inspiration, we tend to dress as if we are going out for a nice dinner. This could be a dress, a suit, jeans and a shirt, or whatever you feel most comfortable in.

Where is the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre?

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre is the name of our studio theatre, located inside our headquarters in Quarry Hill. 

You'll find us down the path in between Sarto and Leeds Conservatoire (look for the giant glass building with 'Northern Ballet' on!)

How to find us

Will there be non-alcoholic drinks available

Yes, there will be a non-alcoholic drink option available when you arrive.

Can I make a group booking?

Yes, group bookings of up to five tickets in one order can be made.

Can I sit with my friends or group if we book tickets separately?

You have the opportunity to pick your seats when you book, so if you would like to sit with friends or a group we recommend booking your tickets to the event together.

I've never been to a ballet before, what can I expect?

  • The pre-show reception will begin from 6.30pm and the show will start at 7.30pm. You will need to be in your seat at least 5 minutes before this.
  • As you enter the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, your ticket will be scanned and you will be directed to where you will be sitting.
  • There will be an interval of approx. 15 minutes between each ballet when you can grab a drink at the bar, use the bathroom, stretch your legs or just stay put.
  • You will be able to take drinks purchased at the theatre into the auditorium and the show will finish at approximately 10.30pm.
  • If you arrive late to the performance, you may be asked to wait until a suitable break before taking your seats to avoid disturbing fellow audience members.
  • You will also receive a complimentary programme before the show with information about each of the ballets, the creative team and extra behind-the-scenes content.

If I can't make the event, will I be able to get a refund?

Unfortunately refunds will not be made if you cannot attend the event.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Tickets available for those aged 18 - 30 only. Proof of age and ID will be required at the event.
  2. One ticket entitles you to watch Three Short Ballets at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre on Tuesday 10 September at 7.30pm, one production programme and a complimentary drink on arrival.
  3. Ticket cannot be exchanged for a performance on any other day or time.