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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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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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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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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

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

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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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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: Sleeping Beauty

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

The Russian touring company performs Tchaikovsky's classical ballet.

Watford Colosseum

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£22–£24 (£20–£22; Children £17 under 16s) / 0845 075 3993

Northern Ballet: Elves And The Shoemaker

Northern Ballet retell the classic tale from the Brothers Grimm.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 20 Jun 2015

£9–£24

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sat 13 Jun 2015

£12 / 08441 717620

Gala, Durham

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£6 (£5) / 0191 332 4041

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English National Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Written by: Derek Deane

Tchaikovsky timeless ballet, performed by English National Ballet.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£14–£79 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£14–£79 / 0871 911 0200

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£14–£79 / 0871 911 0200

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Moscow City Ballet: Romeo And Juliet

The world's most famous tragic love story with an iconic musical score by Sergei Prokofiev, featuring outstandingly athletic virtuoso performances.

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£27.50–£37.50 (Children £17.50) / 01223 357851

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 Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Thu 11 Dec

£40 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 13 Dec

£40 / 0844 848 2700

Wed 17 Dec

£40 / 0844 848 2700

…and 2 more dates until 20 Dec

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 29 Nov

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

Sat 6 Dec

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

Sat 13 Dec

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

…and 16 more dates until 4 Apr 2015

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

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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: 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 3 Dec

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

Wed 10 Dec

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

Wed 17 Dec

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

Ballet Folklorico De Mexico

Mexico's national dance company return to London for the first time in more than twenty years for five performances only. Forty dancers and sixteen musicians present this captivating spectacle of live music and dance drawing on Mexico’s rich and varied history. The Ballet Folklórico de México has travelled to more than…

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sat 25 Jul 2015

£37.50–£100 / 0871 911 0200

Ballet Level 1: Workshop

Tutor Hana Saotome teaches the techniques of classic ballet to develop strength, coordination and flexibility.

Islington Arts Factory, London N7

Tue 2 Dec

£45 per term / 020 7607 0561

Tue 9 Dec

£45 per term / 020 7607 0561

Tue 16 Dec

£45 per term / 020 7607 0561

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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Ballet With Expression

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

Old Fire Station, Oxford

Sat 29 Nov

Phone for prices / 01865 263980

Sat 6 Dec

Phone for prices / 01865 263980

Sat 13 Dec

Phone for prices / 01865 263980

BalletBoyz: Young Men

  • Written by: Ivan Perez

The all-male company performs choreographer Ivan Perez's work, a portrayal of love, loss, friendship and survival, using the theme of war.

Sadler's Wells, London EC1R

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£12–£38 / 0844 412 4300

Beginners Ballet: Workshop (Ages 3-4)

Learn how to ballet dance.

Swindon Dance @ The Town Hall Studios

Mon 1 Dec

£36 (£25) / 01793 601700

Tue 2 Dec

£36 (£25) / 01793 601700

Mon 8 Dec

£36 (£25) / 01793 601700

…and 3 more dates until 16 Dec

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Carmina Burana & Serenade

  • Written by: David Bintley

A celebratory programme featuring the revival of artistic director David Bintley's full-scale work, the first he made for the company in 1995, Carmina burana, and George Balanchine's 1934 work Serenade.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£15–£69.50 (Children £8.75–£34.75) / 0871 911 0200

BTA Performance Academy: A Christmas Carol

The Wetherby dance school presents a festive ballet drama.

The Riley Smith Hall, Tadcaster

Sun 14 Dec

£9 (£6) / 01937 832289

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