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English National Ballet: My First Coppelia

  • Written by: George Williamson

Coppelia tells the comic family tale of an eccentric toymaker and his mechanical doll in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 3 May

£10–£25 (Children £8–£20) / 01892 530613

  • 14:00
  • 17:00

Sun 4 May

£10–£25 (Children £8–£20) / 01892 530613

  • 15:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 17 May

£11–£26

Sun 18 May

£11–£26

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 6 Nov

£10–£56; £26–£36 under 26s ( £26–£36; £26–£36; £26–£36) / 0844 847 2325

  • 14:00

Sat 8 Nov

£10–£56; £26–£36 under 26s ( £26–£36; £26–£36; £26–£36) / 0844 847 2325

  • 14:30

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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.

Audio, Brighton

Mon 5 May

£15 / 01273 624343

Mon 26 May

£15–£30 / 01273 624343

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

£12 / 0131 226 4224

Sun 22 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 4224

Gilt Bar & Lounge, London EC3R

Sat 26 Apr

£10

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Ballet Theatre UK: The Little Mermaid

A dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic story in which a beautiful young mermaid falls in love with a human Prince and gives up everything to win his love.

Buxton Opera House

Sun 15 Jun

£17–£25 (Children £12.50; £23) / 0845 127 2190

  • 14:30

The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

Sat 3 May

£17 (£13) / 0121 643 5858

  • 14:30

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 27 Apr

£16–£20 (Children £12 under 18s) / 01253 290190

  • 15:00

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Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne's unmissable take on the most famous ballet in the classical canon. Prepare to laugh your socks off then cry your heart out.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 21 May

£19.50–£43.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 22 May

£19.50–£43.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 24 May

£19.50–£43.50 / 0844 847 2325

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 24 Apr

£17–£43.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 26 Apr

£17–£43.50 / 0131 529 6000

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Tue 6 May

£20–£35.50 Tue-Sat; £17.50–£29 Thu / 01227 787787

  • 14:30

Sat 10 May

£20–£35.50 Tue-Sat; £17.50–£29 Thu / 01227 787787

  • 14:30

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Ballet Central 2014

The undergraduate company presents a varied repertoire of ballet, contemporary and jazz dance, with new works choreographed by Daniel De Andrade (Northern Ballet), Christopher Marney (Matthew Bourne's New Adventures) and Sara Matthews (Director, Central School of Ballet) plus the Corn Pas De Deux and Friends Dance from…

Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London N1C

Fri 18 Jul

Prices to be confirmed

  • 14:30
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Constellations

A mixture of dance, spoken work and physicality which explores two versions of reality and the complexities of humanity; from the intimate to the superfluous.

Bristol Old Vic

Sat 24 May

£10 (£6) / 0117 987 7877

  • 14:00

Buxton Opera House

Wed 28 May

£10 (Children £7.50) / 0845 127 2190

  • 13:30

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Fri 30 May

£8 / 0116 242 3595

  • 13:30

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Scottish Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Another chance to see Scottish Ballet's contemporary take on the Prokofiev ballet with Polish choreographer Krzysztof Pastor bringing a fresh twist to the classic tragedy.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 24 May

£15.50–£37.50 / 0131 529 6000

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

£10.50–£40.50 / 0844 871 7648

Sadler's Wells, London EC1R

Sat 17 May

£12 / 0844 412 4300

Merseyside Dance Initiative, Liverpool

Thu 24 Apr

£4.50 (£4) / 0151 708 8810

  • 16:45 – 18:00

Riverdance

The original Riverdance goes on tour for its 20th anniversary, celebrating all those years of fast-paced Irish dance.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sat 18 Oct

£33.50–£40 / 01274 432000

Sun 19 Oct

£33.50–£40 / 01274 432000

Bournemouth International Centre

Sat 20 Sep

£27–£33 / 0844 576 3000

Sun 21 Sep

£27–£33 / 0844 576 3000

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 4 Oct

£33–£41 / 0844 847 2325

Sun 5 Oct

£28–£36.50 / 0844 847 2325

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Milonga Simpatica

Tango dance session.

Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading

Sun 18 May

£6 / 0118 986 6788

  • 16:30 – 20:00

Sun 15 Jun

£6 / 0118 986 6788

  • 16:30 – 20:00
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Street Dance XXL UK Championships

The UK finals of the championships, with the possibility of seeing the next Flawless, Twist & Pulse or Diversity.

Wembley Stadium, London HA9

Sat 19 Jul

£12.75–£50.75

The Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale

  • Written by: Joby Talbot

Christopher Wheeldon presents a new full-length work; Shakespeare's late, great romance.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Sat 26 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 7304 4000

  • 12:00

Guanabara, London WC2B

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 020 7242 8600

Resident DJs play Brazilian, Latin and Western music.

  • 17:00 – 01:00

The Wee Chill

The boutique dance and live music festival features performances from Admiral Fallow, Washington Irving, The Little Kicks, Call To Mind, Poor Things, Atom Tree, Konx-Om-Pax and Lee Watson. The Wee Chill also hosts a Christmas market, record fair, short film cinema and street food cartel's Christmas extravaganza.

SWG3, Glasgow

Tue 21 Oct

£15 / 0141 357 7246

Wed 22 Oct

£15 / 0141 357 7246

St Clements Community Centre, Salford

Mon 28 Apr

£0.50

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Mon 5 May

£0.50

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Mon 12 May

£0.50

  • 13:00 – 14:00
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Les 7 Doigts De La Main: Sequence 8

Playful and profound, Sequence 8 is an exhilarating race through the furthest reaches of acrobatics, circus arts, dance and theatre.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Sat 10 May

£7–£20 / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:00

Northern Ballet: The Great Gatsby

Choreographer David Nixon brings F Scott Fitzgerald's classic to life through dance.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Thu 13 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 15 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:00 – 16:00

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Thu 30 Oct

£17–£39.50 / 01227 787787

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Sat 1 Nov

£17–£39.50 / 01227 787787

  • 14:30 – 16:30

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Thu 25 Sep

£10–£33.50 / 0844 871 7645

Sat 27 Sep

£10–£33.50 / 0844 871 7645

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Northern Ballet: Three Little Pigs

Children's ballet based on the fairy tale about three little pigs and their house-building efforts. Relaxed performance.

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Fri 30 May

£5 / 023 8071 1811

  • 13:30

Milton Keynes Theatre

Fri 23 May

£5 / 0844 871 7652

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Fri 26 Sep

£8 / 0844 871 7645

  • 13:30

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Peter Pan

Northern Ballet bring to life JM Barrie's timeless tale, complete with pirates, fairies, wild animals and death-defying feats of flying.

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Thu 11 Dec

£10.50–£40 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Sat 13 Dec

£10.50–£40 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Sun 14 Dec

£10.50–£40 / 0844 848 2700

  • 16:00 – 18:30
…and 3 more dates until 20 Dec

Sub Audio Festival

Featuring over 70 DJs playing a mix over headphones.

Clapham Common, London SW4

Sat 24 May

£23

  • 13:00 – 23:30

Sun 25 May

£23

  • 13:00 – 23:30
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Vienna Festival Ballet: Cinderella

  • Written by: Sheila Styles

A fairytale ballet choreographed by Sheila Styles, set to a soundtrack of opera music by Rossini arranged and conducted by Chris Nicholls.

Grand Opera House, York

Sat 10 May

£18.90–£31.90 ( £16–£29) / 0844 871 3024

  • 17:00

Radlett Centre

Sun 1 Jun

£19.50 (Children £16.50 under 16s) / 01923 859291

  • 14:00
  • 17:00

SPA Bridlington

Sun 25 May

£19.50 (£17.50; Children £13; £60) / 01262 678258

  • 15:00

Youth Street Dance: Workshop

The ensemble performs classical works.

Bedworth Arts Centre

Sat 26 Apr

Watson Studio

£3 / 024 7664 3255

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Carol May School Of Dance: Spotlight

Within the show the audience will experience tapping hoe downs to dancing Barbie dolls and musical excerpts from Wicked and Matilda with the young drama children acting various scenes from Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre

Sat 5 Jul

Charter Theatre

£12 (£8) / 01772 258858

  • 14:00

Sun 6 Jul

Charter Theatre

£12 (£8) / 01772 258858

  • 14:00

Cinderella

The beloved children's fairytale brought to life by the Vienna Festival Ballet.

Grand Opera House, York

Sat 10 May

£16–£29 / 0844 871 3024

English Youth Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

An updated version of the classical ballet in which the princess Aurora is cryogenically frozen and looked after by ice fairies.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 24 Apr

£4–£21.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:00

Sat 26 Apr

£4–£21.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30
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