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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

£31.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

  • 14:30

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£12.50–£32.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£18.50–£33.50 / 01702 351135

  • 14:00

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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

  • 14:30

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sat 4 Oct

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

  • 14:30

The Cresset, Peterborough

Sun 5 Oct

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

  • 17:00

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Absolute Beginner Ballet

Learn the basics of ballet, from posture, strength and flexibility, to the terminology used to describe the ballet steps learnt.

LOST Theatre, London SW8

Sun 21 Sep

£9 pay as you go; £30 4 lessons / 0844 847 1680

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sun 28 Sep

£9 pay as you go; £30 4 lessons / 0844 847 1680

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sun 5 Oct

£9 pay as you go; £30 4 lessons / 0844 847 1680

  • 17:00 – 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 26 Oct

Cinderella

Academy Scholars perform with professional ballet stars in this family favourite: a traditional tale of rags to riches, ugly sisters and a handsome prince.

Espinosa Performing Arts - Berkhamsted Arts Centre

Sun 30 Nov

£15 (£12; £44) / 01442 818283

  • 14:00

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

  • 14:00

Sat 6 Dec

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

  • 14:30

The Lilian Baylis Studio, London EC1R

Thu 9 Oct

£12–£45 / 020 7863 8198

  • 14:30

Sat 11 Oct

£12–£45 / 020 7863 8198

  • 14:30

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Fri 26 Sep

Phone for prices / 01227 787787

  • 14:30

Sat 27 Sep

Phone for prices / 01227 787787

  • 14:30

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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'.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 8 Nov

£10–£39.50

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£17.50–£27.50 / 01223 357851

  • 14:30

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£17.50–£27.50 / 01223 357851

  • 14:30

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 5 Nov

£10–£39.50 / 08441 717620

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Rad Intermediate Ballet (Over 12s)

The ballet class includes barre work, centre practice, pirouettes, adage, allegro, pointe work or grand allegro, and stretching and reverence. Suitable for serious and amateur students over the age of 12.

LOST Theatre, London SW8

Sun 21 Sep

£5 / 0844 847 1680

  • 14:30 – 15:30
  • 15:30 – 16:00

Sun 28 Sep

£5 / 0844 847 1680

  • 14:30 – 15:30
  • 15:30 – 16:00

Sun 5 Oct

£5 / 0844 847 1680

  • 14:30 – 15:30
  • 15:30 – 16:00
…and 3 more dates until 26 Oct

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.

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

Australia’s Queensland Ballet: La Sylphide

Australia's Queensland Ballet present a romantic ballet in two acts.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Thu 6 Aug 2015

£37.50–£106.25 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£37.50–£106.25 / 0871 911 0200

Ballet Body Sculpture

Ballet fitness classes designed for women to develop good posture, core strength, flexibility, toned body line, balance and coordination. The programme combines pilates, ballet, stretching and NLP unique mind and body connection. No previous experience in ballet or fitness is necessary to join the classes – you can start…

David Lloyd Kensington, London SW7

Sat 20 Sep

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sat 27 Sep

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sat 4 Oct

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

  • 14:00 – 15:00
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Ballet: Experienced

For those with ballet experience. Students will spend about 25 mins doing exercises holding on to the barre. These strengthen muscles, improve posture and coordination and are a preparation for exercises in the centre. The second half of the class brings the students into the centre for more exercises which improve…

Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury

Wed 17 Sep

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Wed 24 Sep

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

  • 10:00 – 11:00

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

  • 14:30

Sun 28 Dec

Concert Hall

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

  • 14:30

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…

The Blake Theatre, Monmouth

Sat 6 Dec

£12–£16 / 01600 719401

  • 15:00

The Gwyn Hall, Neath

Sun 2 Nov

£15 (£12.50) / 0300 365 6677

  • 15:00

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sun 7 Dec

£20; £20 (£17) / 01491 575698

  • 14:00

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Ballet With Expression

Learn how to dance the ballet with these drop in session. For all ages.

Old Fire Station, Oxford

Sat 20 Sep

Phone for prices / 01865 263980

  • 10:00 – 11:30

Sat 27 Sep

Phone for prices / 01865 263980

  • 10:00 – 11:30

Sat 4 Oct

Phone for prices / 01865 263980

  • 10:00 – 11:30
…and 3 more dates until 25 Oct

Beginners Ballet: Workshop (Ages 3-4)

Learn how to ballet dance.

Swindon Dance @ The Town Hall Studios

Mon 22 Sep

£36 (£25) / 01793 601700

  • 15:45 – 16:15

Mon 29 Sep

£36 (£25) / 01793 601700

  • 15:45 – 16:15

Mon 6 Oct

£36 (£25) / 01793 601700

  • 15:45 – 16:15
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The Lilian Baylis Studio, London EC1R

Wed 15 Oct

£12–£45 / 020 7863 8198

  • 14:00

Sat 18 Oct

£12–£45 / 020 7863 8198

  • 14:30

Birmingham Royal Ballet: La Fin Du Jour/Miracle In The Gorbals/Flowers Of The Forest

  • Written by: Arthur Bliss

This triple bill presents three ballets each touched in its own way by war.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 9 Oct

£16–£47 / 0844 338 5000

  • 14:00

Sat 11 Oct

£16–£47 / 0844 338 5000

  • 14:30

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Wed 29 Oct

£12–£26.50 / 01752 267222

  • 14:30

Bolshoi: The Legends Of Love

Featuring dance movements, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning ballet, which uses pure dance to tell the story, is further enriched by the talent of the Bolshoi troupe.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 15 Nov

£10 / 01704 533333

  • 15:00

Bristol Russian Ballet: Nutcracker

A magical adventure story about dolls coming to life and battles between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker Prince, with unique and traditional Russian-style choreography will keep you enthralled throughout this magical ballet.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£17.50 (Children £14.50) / 01934 645544

  • 16:00

Carmina Burana & Serenade

Double bill from the Birmingham Roual Ballet. Carmina Burana is inspired by the satirical writings of medieval priests and set to Carl Orff's rousing choral tour de force whilst Serenade is a non-narrative ballet created by George Balanchine and set to Tchaikovsky’s music.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£28–£74.50 / 0871 911 0200

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CG Studios: Six Degrees

  • Directed by: Fiona Garbett

Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Sat 11 Oct

£9–£12.50 (£8.50–£11) / 01924 211311

  • 14:00

Cirque Eloize: Cirkopolis

Performing within an inventive stage design and accompanied by an original musical score and video projections, twelve acrobats and multidisciplinary artists will transport performers and spectators between dream and reality in an uninterrupted stream of acrobatics, music, images and drawings.

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£21–£25; £19–£23 disabled; £10 under 26s ( £19–£23; £19–£23; £19–£23; Children £19–£23 under 16s) / 029 2063 6464

  • 13:30

Classical Ballet Drop-in Class

Drop-in ballet classes.

Danceworks, London W1K

Mon 22 Sep

£7–£9

  • 11:30 – 13:00

Mon 29 Sep

£7–£9

  • 11:30 – 13:00

Mon 6 Oct

£7–£9

  • 11:30 – 13:00
…and 39 more dates until 6 Jul 2015

Dance Europe Magazine: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Christopher Moore

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.

The Camberley Theatre

Sun 16 Nov

£17.50 (Children £15.50; £60) / 01276 707600

  • 15:00

Edward Scissorhands

Matthew Bourne's balletic adaptation of the magical Tim Burton film.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£22.50–£39.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£22.50–£39.50 / 0844 338 5000

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£10–£38.50 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£10–£38.50 / 0870 606 3536

Milton Keynes Theatre

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£15–£36 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£15–£36 / 0844 871 7652

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