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Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker

Peter Darrell’s magical world of The Nutcracker has been reimagined by Olivier Award winning designer Lez Brotherston, bringing a new sheen to this classical 40-year-old adaptation. Booking is essential.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 13 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 18 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Fri 19 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

…and 8 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£7.50–£26.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£8.50–£32.50 / 0844 871 7647

Moscow City Ballet: The Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Smirnov-Govolanov (dir)
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Victor Smirnov-Golovanov directs Tchaikovsky's classical ballet about Clara's battle with the Mouseking, performed to the live accompaniment of the Moscow City Ballet Orchestra, featuring 'The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' and 'The Waltz of the Flowers'.

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£17.50–£27.50 / 01223 357851

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£17.50–£27.50 / 01223 357851

Chichester Festival Theatre

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£14–£32; £15–£35 (£12–£30) / 01243 781312

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£14–£32; £15–£35 (£12–£30) / 01243 781312

G Live, Guildford

Sat 27 Dec

£29.50–£39 (£26.50–£36; Children £19.50–£29; £26.50–£36) / 0844 770 1797

Sun 28 Dec

£29.50–£39 (£26.50–£36; Children £19.50–£29; £26.50–£36) / 0844 770 1797

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Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£12.50–£32.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

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Perfformiad Ysgol Ddawns Pwllheli

  • Written by: Cara Braia

Choreographed by Tami Barma-Pritchard, Hannah Norris and Cara Braia.

Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli

Sat 29 Nov

£6.50 (£3.50) / 01758 704 088

Moscow City Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Natalia Ryzhenko
  • Written by: Natalia Ryzhenko

Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy about the Prince Siegfried, his love Odette, and the evil spell cast upon them by Von Rothbart and Odile. Directed by Natalia Ryzhenko and Victor Smirnov-Golovanov.

Jersey Opera House

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£29.50–£47.50 ( £27.50–£45.50; £27.50–£45.50) / 01534 511115

Opera House, Manchester

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£20–£39.50 / 0844 847 2275

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£18–£34 / 01322 220000

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£18–£34 / 01322 220000

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Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£32–£36.50 / 01256 844244

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£16.50–£37.50 / 08441 717620

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

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Ballet Theatre UK: A Christmas Carol

A retelling of the classic novel brings a cavalcade of colourful characters vividly to life, from Ebenezer Scrooge, the miser immune to festive cheer, to the three ghosts who help him understand the true meaning of Christmas. With stunning sets and costumes, creating a Christmas-card vision of old London.

Brighton Dome

Sat 27 Dec

Concert Hall

£10–£18.50 (Children £5–£9.25 under 16s) / 01273 709709

Sun 28 Dec

Concert Hall

£10–£18.50 (Children £5–£9.25 under 16s) / 01273 709709

Brendan Cole: A Night to Remember

Choreographer, performer and Strictly's badboy, Brendan Cole, performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Sun 15 Feb 2015

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Vienna Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky's classic, Christmas-time ballet in a production mounted by Vienna Festival Ballet.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 29 Nov

£23.75 / 01727 844488

The Brewhouse, Taunton

Sat 13 Dec

£15–£20 / 01823 283244

Evesham Arts Centre

Sat 20 Dec

£18 (£17; Children £13) / 01386 446944

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Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

Sat 29 Nov

Phone for prices / 0113 243 8765

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BTA Performance Academy: A Christmas Carol

The Wetherby dance school presents a festive ballet drama.

The Riley Smith Hall, Tadcaster

Sun 14 Dec

£9 (£6) / 01937 832289

Dance 'Til Dawn

  • Written by: Karen Bruce

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back with a brand new show celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Aldwych Theatre, London WC2B

Sat 29 Nov

£26.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

Thu 4 Dec

£26.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

Sat 6 Dec

£26.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

…and 10 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£10–£48 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£10–£48 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£19.50–£34.50 / 01702 351135

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£19.50–£34.50 / 01702 351135

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Matthew Bourne's Lord of the Flies

  • Directed by: Matthew Bourne
  • Written by: Scott Ambler

An exhilarating new production of Lord of the Flies where the action is relocated from a deserted island to a deserted theatre.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Thu 4 Dec

£15–£28 (£19.50–£24.50) / 01274 432000

Sat 6 Dec

£15–£28 (£19.50–£24.50) / 01274 432000

Moscow Ballet La Classique: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Elik Melikov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Crisp white tutus and heartbreaking romance from the Moscow Ballet, performing the most popular of all classical ballets to Tchaikovsky's familiar score.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£27.50–£41.50 / 08441 717620

London Coliseum, WC2N

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£10–£79 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£10–£79 / 0871 911 0200

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£10–£79 / 0871 911 0200

…and 3 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Princes Hall, Aldershot

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£23.50 (£22.50; £21.50) / 01252 329155

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Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

£5 / 07989 508436

The hangover special, with nic-e melville, Zara Gladman & the Wee Terrors, Leo Glaister, Sam Small and Becci Wallace.

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The Royal Ballet Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Surreal magic abounds in this balletic version of Lewis Carroll's ever-popular story.

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon

Sun 21 Dec

£15 (Children £3 under 18s) / 01225 860100

The Shoreham Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea

Thu 4 Dec

Phone for prices / 01273 454686

Thu 11 Dec

Phone for prices / 01273 454686

Thu 18 Dec

Phone for prices / 01273 454686

Thu 25 Dec

Phone for prices / 01273 454686

Anton & Erin: That's Entertainment

  • Directed by: Richard Balcombe (cond)

The dancing duo perform the classics, from the quick step to the foxtrot, tango and waltz.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£29.50–£45.50 / 01256 844244

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£28.50–£59.50

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Sat 7 Feb 2015

Barbican Hall

£22.50–£52 / 020 7638 8891

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Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

DNA, London SW11

Sat 29 Nov

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 13 Dec

£9 / 07986 527947

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 14 Dec

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 21 Dec

£9 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

£8 / 07986 527947

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Ballet Theatre UK: Swan lake

A spectacular new production of this timeless classic. This immortal tale tells of a princess held captive as a swan by the spell of an evil magician, a spell that can only be broken if a prince swears true love to her. Featuring new choreography by Artistic Director Christopher Moore and over 120 new costumes and…

Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury

Sat 20 Dec

£17 / 01635 244246

The Blake Theatre, Monmouth

Sat 6 Dec

£12–£16 / 01600 719401

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sun 7 Dec

£20; £20 (£17) / 01491 575698

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The Dance Company: The Circle Of Life (Ages 2.5-18Years)

Young people perform an exciting programme of dance.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sun 30 Nov

£13 (£10.50) / 01934 645544

Diversity

  • Written by: Ashley Banjo

Street dance skills from the winners of the third series of Britain's Got Talent who actually, believe it or not, have some of the aforementioned talent.

Brighton Centre

Sun 7 Dec

£25–£35 / 0844 847 1515

Flamenco Dance Master Classes

Flamenco dancing for students of all levels.

Alba Flamenca, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£6.50–£8 / 07540 335270

Sat 6 Dec

£6.50–£8 / 07540 335270

Sat 13 Dec

£6.50–£8 / 07540 335270

Grotto Outre

Hidden amongst the winter festivities and Christmas cheer this November, London's first 18+ Grotto is set to host the most outlandish and mind blowing Christmas experience. Launching November 26th at Red Gallery, Grotto Outre is not to be missed.

Red Gallery, London EC2A

Sun 30 Nov

£10–£35 / 020 7729 8080

Sun 7 Dec

£10–£35 / 020 7729 8080

Sun 14 Dec

£10–£35 / 020 7729 8080

Sun 21 Dec

£10–£35 / 020 7729 8080

Linedancing: Workshop

Line dancing lessons.

Ramsbottom Civic Hall, Bury

Tue 2 Dec

£4.50 / 01706 822988

Tue 9 Dec

£4.50 / 01706 822988

Tue 16 Dec

£4.50 / 01706 822988

Sands Centre, Carlisle

Thu 4 Dec

Phone for prices / 01228 633766

Thu 11 Dec

Phone for prices / 01228 633766

Thu 18 Dec

Phone for prices / 01228 633766

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