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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

  • 11:00
  • 14:00
  • 17:00

Sun 4 May

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

  • 11:00
  • 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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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

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

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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

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

Matthew Bourne's Lord of the Flies

An exhilarating new production of Lord of the Flies where the action is relocated from deserted island to deserted theatre. Adapted from William Golding's classic book by Bourne and Scott Ambler, with choreography by Scott Ambler,

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

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 15 May

£19.50–£23 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 17 May

£19.50–£23 / 0844 338 5000

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Thu 29 May

£16.50–£28 / 01463 234234

  • 13:00

Sat 31 May

£16.50–£28 / 01463 234234

  • 13:30

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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

  • 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

  • 11:30
  • 13:30

Milton Keynes Theatre

Fri 23 May

£5 / 0844 871 7652

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Fri 26 Sep

£8 / 0844 871 7645

  • 11:30
  • 13:30

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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

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

Northern Ballet: Cinderella

  • Written by: Phillip Feeney

Fairy tale ballet choreographed by David Nixon.

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Thu 20 Nov

£12.50–£29.50 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 22 Nov

£15–£40 / 0844 847 2275

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

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Vienna Festival Ballet - Swan Lake

Ever since the company was founded in 1980 by celebrated Austrian dancer Peter Mallek, the Vienna Festival Ballet has gained a reputation for bringing classical ballet to audiences across Europe at affordable prices. The dancers are certainly devoted to the cause, they spend eight months of the year touring across Europe.

The Elgiva, Chesham

Sun 4 May

£19 (£17; £68) / 01494 582900

  • 15:00

Lichfield Garrick

Sat 24 May

£20 adv booking required (£10.50 adv booking required; £58 adv booking required) / 01543 412121

  • 14:30

Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington

Sun 11 May

Parr Hall

£18.50 (£16.50; Children £11.50) / 01925 442345

  • 14:30

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Beginners Ballet: Workshop (Ages 3-4)

Learn how to ballet dance.

Swindon Dance @ The Town Hall Studios

Mon 28 Apr

£34 (£24) / 01793 601700

  • 15:45 – 16:15

Mon 5 May

£34 (£24) / 01793 601700

  • 15:45 – 16:15

Mon 12 May

£34 (£24) / 01793 601700

  • 15:45 – 16:15
…and 2 more dates until 26 May

Bristol Russian Ballet: Cinderella

A performance of the famous ballet with choreography by Russian choreographers Alexander Semenchukov and Yury Demakov, and magical music by Serge Prokofiev. With Special Guest Principal dancers Elena Glurdjidze and Arionel Vargas (English National Ballet Leading Principal Dancers).

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sun 4 May

£16 (Children £13) / 01934 645544

  • 16:00

Edward Scissorhands

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

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£22.50–£23.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£22.50–£23.50 / 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

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£15–£43.50 / 0844 871 7645

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£15–£43.50 / 0844 871 7645

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English National Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky timeless ballet, performed by English National Ballet.

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Thu 20 Nov

£5–£26 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 22 Nov

£5–£41 / 0870 606 3536

Milton Keynes Theatre

Thu 13 Nov

£26–£46 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 15 Nov

£10–£46 / 0844 871 7652

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Thu 9 Oct

£10–£31 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 11 Oct

£5–£41 / 0844 847 2275

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English Youth Ballet: Swan Lake

The Ballet's professional principal dancers lead a cast of more than 100 of this region's most talented young dancers. This beautiful and traditional production gives particular emphasis to the rivalry between the evil Black Swan Odile and the beautiful White Swan Odette.

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sat 15 Nov

£18.90–£24.90 / 0844 871 7645

  • 14:30

Graded Ballet Classes For Adults

Follow a prescribed ballet syllabus which offers UCAS points starting at grade two.

The Basement Dance Studio, London N7

Sat 26 Apr

£135 / 02077 007722

  • 09:30 – 11:00

Sat 3 May

£135 / 02077 007722

  • 09:30 – 11:00

Sat 10 May

£135 / 02077 007722

  • 09:30 – 11:00
…and 3 more dates until 31 May

London Children’s Ballet: Nanny McPhee

A ballet interpretation of the children's film, featuring dances aged between 4 and 16.

Peacock Theatre, London WC2A

Sat 26 Apr

£14–£55 / 0844 412 4322

  • 13:30

Sun 27 Apr

£14–£55 / 0844 412 4322

  • 12:30
  • 16:30

The Magic Word

Classical ballet about a spoilt Forest Queen who, after deciding to visit the Forest Elf in search of food and shelter, learns the beauty of sharing and the joy of friendship. Presented by Let’s All Dance.

Riverside Studios, London W6

Fri 27 Jun

£9 (£7; Family £27.50) / 02082 371111

Sat 28 Jun

£9 (£7; Family £27.50) / 02082 371111

Sun 29 Jun

£9 (£7; Family £27.50) / 02082 371111

MurleyDance: The Object Of My Affection

  • Directed by: David Murley
  • Written by: David Murley

Three dance works which looks at the relationships we have with objects.

Waterside Theatre, Derry/Londonderry

Sun 18 May

£15.50 (£10.50) / 028 7131 4000

  • 16:00
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