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Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00 Oktoberfest West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00 Oktoberfest West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Oktoberfest West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
…and 6 more dates until 12 Oct

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 25 Oct

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 29 Nov

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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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

Johann Strauss Gala: A Viennese Party

  • Written by: Johann Strauss I

Rainer Hersch conducts an evening of Straussian music and dance, with waltzes and polkas galore.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£21.50–£34.50 / 01256 844244

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£27.50–£39.50 / 0844 907 9000

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 27 Dec

£27–£30 / 020 8688 9291

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Moscow Ballet La Classique: Sleeping Beauty

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

The Russian touring company performs Tchaikovsky's classical ballet, as choreographed by Edwardian ballet master Marius Petipa.

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Sun 9 Nov

£25.50 (£23.50) / 01553 764864

Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Mon 13 Oct

Main Auditorium

£23–£26.50 (Children £19.50 under 16s) / 01708 443333

Phoenix Arts Centre, Hastings

Thu 2 Oct

Phone for prices / 01424 448200

Sat 4 Oct

Phone for prices / 01424 448200

Mon 6 Oct

Phone for prices / 01424 448200

…and 14 more dates until 25 Oct

004: Baby Ballet Improvers: Workshop (Ages 3-6)

Children will develop dance skills learnt in a previous course and develop confidence, coordination, balance, flexibility and musicality. Suitable for ages three to six.

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Sat 4 Oct

£66 / 028 9024 2338

Sat 11 Oct

£66 / 028 9024 2338

Sat 18 Oct

£66 / 028 9024 2338

…and 8 more dates until 13 Dec

Bondagers

Sue Glover’s play with music and song follows six women land workers as they graft and dance their way through a year on a 19th Century Borders farm. Directed by Lu Kemp.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
…and 5 more dates until 15 Nov

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

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The Kala Chethena Kathakali Theatre Company

Classic dance-drama from South India.

The Hindu Temple of Scotland, Glasgow

Sun 5 Oct

£5

Preceded by an illustrated talk by Barbara Vijayakumar and a demonstration of the key gestures in the story to be seen.

Les 7 Doigts De La Main (The 7 Fingers): Traces

The French-Canadian circus ensemble, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, are in the midst of a nationwide tour with its latest show, Traces, an energetic show incorporating street-style acrobatics, traditional circus skills and a fusion of contemporary dance, theatre and wit. Complete with a soundtrack which includes hip hop, blues…

Peacock Theatre, London WC2A

Sat 4 Oct

£15–£38 / 0844 412 4322

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

The Lilian Baylis Studio, London EC1R

Thu 9 Oct

£12–£45 / 020 7863 8198

Sat 11 Oct

£12–£45 / 020 7863 8198

Sadler's Wells, London EC1R

Thu 9 Oct

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 11 Oct

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

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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

Sat 15 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 / 01274 432000

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Thu 30 Oct

£17–£39.50 / 01227 787787

Sat 1 Nov

£17–£39.50 / 01227 787787

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Thu 2 Oct

£22–£37.50 / 0115 989 5555

Sat 4 Oct

£22–£37.50 / 0115 989 5555

The Nutcracker

Family oriented production featuring a large live orchestra with over 30 musicians.

The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa

Sun 21 Dec

£12.50 (£10) / 01926 334 418

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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–£43.50 / 01274 432000

Sun 19 Oct

£33.50–£43.50 / 01274 432000

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 4 Oct

£33–£41 / 0844 847 2325

Sun 5 Oct

£28–£36.50 / 0844 847 2325

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 8 Nov

£24–£41 / 0844 871 3014

Sun 9 Nov

£19.50–£36.50 / 0844 871 3014

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Roller Disco

RollerStop bring the retro with a fun couple of roller skating sessions: session one for families/beginners and session two for ages 12+. Email for a family ticket.

The Arc, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0141 331 8633

Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley

Sun 5 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0141 889 4000

  • 12:00 – 13:30 Roller Disco Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley
  • 13:30 – 15:30 Roller Disco Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley

Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow

Sun 12 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0870 272 4400

  • 15:00 – 16:30 Roller Disco Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Roller Disco Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0870 272 4400

  • 15:00 – 16:30 Roller Disco Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Roller Disco Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow

Barrington Centre, Ferndown

Fri 3 Oct

Phone for prices / 01202 894858

Fri 10 Oct

Phone for prices / 01202 894858

Fri 17 Oct

Phone for prices / 01202 894858

…and 6 more dates until 28 Nov

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Tue 7 Oct

£50 / 01642 525199

Tue 14 Oct

£50 / 01642 525199

Tue 21 Oct

£50 / 01642 525199

…and 3 more dates until 25 Nov

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

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sat 4 Oct

£19 ( £17.50; Children £14.50 under 16s) / 01527 577330

The Cresset, Peterborough

Sun 5 Oct

£22.50 ( £20; Children £16 under 16s) / 01733 265705

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Wellbeing Mela

A fun family day – an opportunity to celebrate diversity and promote positive mental health and wellbeing amongst Edinburgh’s varied minority ethnic communities. Music, dance, complementary therapies, relaxation workshops and lots more in a relaxed and entertaining environment.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 0131 555 7101

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 13:00 – 16:00 Wellbeing Mela Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

115: Breakdance: Workshop (Over 8s)

Step-by-step breakdancing and bodypoppin' programme. Suitable for those over the age of eight.

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Thu 2 Oct

£78 (£72; Children £66 under 16s) / 028 9024 2338

Thu 9 Oct

£78 (£72; Children £66 under 16s) / 028 9024 2338

Thu 16 Oct

£78 (£72; Children £66 under 16s) / 028 9024 2338

…and 8 more dates until 11 Dec

A 21st Century Tea Dance

Hail back to decades gone by at this family dance, comedy and theatre event, with regular host Ida Barr.

The Albany, London SE8

Tue 4 Nov

£5 / 020 8692 4446

50/50 Tea Dance With Val: Workshop

An interactive dance session and workshop.

Longfield Suite, Manchester

Wed 8 Oct

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

Wed 15 Oct

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

Wed 22 Oct

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

Wed 29 Oct

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Sat 4 Oct

£66 / 028 9024 2338

Sat 11 Oct

£66 / 028 9024 2338

Sat 18 Oct

£66 / 028 9024 2338

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