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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: 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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Edward Scissorhands

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

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£19.50–£36.50 / 01274 432000

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£19.50–£36.50 / 01274 432000

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

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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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Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams' classic play is fused with dance from Scottish Ballet, featuring a jazzy score by Peter Salem.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£15.50–£37.50 / 0131 529 6000

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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

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.

Sadler's Wells, London EC1R

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

Royal Ballet School Insight

We open our doors to White Lodge, offering a rare chance to experience the world renowned training of The Royal Ballet School.

The Royal Ballet School, Richmond

Tue 25 Nov

£5 / 020 78457044

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

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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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: The Nutcracker

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky's magical Christmas ballet.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Sun 23 Nov

£24 / 01382 434940

Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington

Sun 14 Dec

£19 / 01925 442345

Moscow City Ballet: Giselle

The Moscow City Ballet's version of the Adolphe Adam ballet.

Chichester Festival Theatre

Wed 7 Jan 2015

£14–£32 (£12–£30) / 01243 781312

First Steps: A Child's Coppelia

Birmingham Royal Ballet present an introduction to Coppelia, specially adapted for children aged 3–7. A storyteller sets the scene and introduces the music and characters before an excerpted performance featuring the full company of dancers and orchestra.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£10 / 0131 529 6000

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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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 Peter Pan The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Sat 13 Dec

£10.50–£40 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:00 – 16:30 Peter Pan The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Sun 14 Dec

£10.50–£40 / 0844 848 2700

  • 16:00 – 18:30 Peter Pan The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds
…and 3 more dates until 20 Dec

Swan Lake

With Tchaikovsky's famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, performed to perfection by the unparallelled virtuosity of Russia's great Bolshoi Ballet

The Atkinson, Southport

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£10 / 01704 533333

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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Traditions of Dance: A Scottish Store

A look at Scottish dance traditions, from step to ceilidh, with workshops and demonstrations.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£15 / 0131 556 9579

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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The Royal Opera House: Nutcracker

Ballet favourite with production by Peter Wright, Tchaikovsky's ravishing score, wonderful costumes, Miyako Yoshida as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Steven McRae as the Prince.

Quay Theatre, Sudbury

Sun 30 Nov

£10 (Children £6) / 01787 374745

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

Starstruck Dance and Fitness Centre Open Day

A chance to learn some dance, with children and adult classes running alongside each other.

Starstruck Dance and Fitness Centre, Blackburn

Sun 30 Nov

Free for taster sessions / 07580 008300

Vienna Festival Ballet: 35th Anniversary Gala

Founded in 1980 by the vastly experienced Austrian dancer and artistic director, Peter Mallek, Vienna Festival Ballet uses talented international dancers, giving a vitality, energy and freshness to every performance.

Grand Opera House, York

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£10 / 0844 871 3024

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Sat 16 May 2015

£10 / 0870 847 2315