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Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

  • 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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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 Elgiva, Chesham

Sat 22 Nov

£19 (£17; £68) / 01494 582900

Evesham Arts Centre

Sat 20 Dec

£18 (£17; Children £13) / 01386 446944

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Ballet Theatre Uk: Swan Lake

Ballet Theatre UK present this timeless classic about a Princess held captive as a swan by the spell of an evil magician that only can be broken if the Prince swears true love to her.

Rhodes Arts Complex And Bishop's Stortford Museum

Sun 26 Oct

£10–£17 / 01279 651746

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 18 Nov

Phone for prices / 01284 769505

Wed 19 Nov

Phone for prices / 01284 769505

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.

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Sat 22 Nov

£20–£33.50 / 01872 262466

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

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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.

Theatre Royal, Windsor

Wed 12 Nov

£14.50–£35; £16.50–£36.50 / 01753 853888

Thu 13 Nov

£14.50–£35; £16.50–£36.50 / 01753 853888

Sat 15 Nov

£14.50–£35; £16.50–£36.50 / 01753 853888

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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

Capitol, Horsham

Sat 8 Nov

£18.50 (£17.50; Children £12 under 16s) / 01403 750 220

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Bolshoi: The Legends Of Love

Featuring dance movements, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning ballet uses pure dance to tell the story.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 26 Oct

£7.50–£15 / 01970 623 232

Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford

Sun 26 Oct

£14.50 (£13) / 01245 606505

The Fisher Theatre, Bungay

Sun 26 Oct

£12 / 01986 897130

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The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

The classic ballet about a prince who falls in love with a swan maiden, filmed live at the Royal Ballet.

The Light Cinema, New Brighton

Sun 22 Mar 2015

0151 214 1370

Light Cinema, Wisbech

Sun 22 Mar 2015

Malvern Theatres

Sun 25 Jan 2015

01684 892 277

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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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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.

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 6 Nov

£10–£56; £26–£36 under 26s ( £26–£36; £26–£36; £26–£36) / 0844 847 2325

Sat 8 Nov

£10–£56; £26–£36 under 26s ( £26–£36; £26–£36; £26–£36) / 0844 847 2325

New Theatre, Oxford

Thu 30 Oct

£11.90–£43.90 ( £10–£41) / 0844 871 3020

Sat 1 Nov

£11.90–£43.90 ( £10–£41) / 0844 871 3020

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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

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

Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thu 6 Nov

£11.50–£37.50 / 0844 811 2121

Sat 8 Nov

£11.50–£37.50 / 0844 811 2121

Moscow Ballet La Classique: Sleeping Beauty

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

The Russian touring company performs Tchaikovsky's classical ballet.

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Sun 9 Nov

£25.50 (£23.50) / 01553 764864

Watford Colosseum

Sat 28 Mar 2015

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

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

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

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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

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Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

The legendary choreographer presents his latest offbeat piece, a re-imagining of Bizet's Carmen.

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 21 May 2015

£15–£41.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 23 May 2015

£15–£41.50 / 0844 847 2325

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sat 18 Apr 2015

£15–£43.50 / 08441 717620

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 11 Jun 2015

£17–£39 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 13 Jun 2015

£17–£39 / 0131 529 6000

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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

Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky's fairy-tale ballet about a girl who is whisked away to a land of toys.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Sat 8 Nov

£17.75–£28 / 02476 553055

  • 14:30 – 17:00 Nutcracker Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Princes Hall, Aldershot

Sun 26 Oct

£23 (£22) / 01252 329155

Poppy

2014 marks the centenary of the First World War. The war, it was proclaimed, to end all wars! The London Ballet Company's production starkly portrays the havoc wreaked by global war on ordinary people.

St Bride Foundation, London EC4Y

Tue 28 Oct

£6 adv / 020 7353 3331

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Poppy St Bride Foundation, London

Wed 29 Oct

£6 adv / 020 7353 3331

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Poppy St Bride Foundation, London

Thu 30 Oct

£6 adv / 020 7353 3331

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Poppy St Bride Foundation, London

Fri 31 Oct

£6 adv / 020 7353 3331

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Poppy St Bride Foundation, London

The Russian State Ballet And Orchestra Of Siberia: Coppelia

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

A comedy of errors set in a doll-maker's workshop.

The Hexagon, Reading

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£31.50–£36.50 (£29.30–£34.30) / 0118 960 6060

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Sat 27 Dec

£14.50–£32.50; £15.50–£34.50 (Children £7.25–£16.25 under 16s; Children £7.25–£16.25 under 16s; £40–£95; £40–£95) / 029 2087 8444

Sun 28 Dec

£14.50–£32.50; £15.50–£34.50 (Children £7.25–£16.25 under 16s; Children £7.25–£16.25 under 16s; £40–£95; £40–£95) / 029 2087 8444

Mon 29 Dec

£14.50–£32.50; £15.50–£34.50 (Children £7.25–£16.25 under 16s; Children £7.25–£16.25 under 16s; £40–£95; £40–£95) / 029 2087 8444

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Tue 17 Feb 2015

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

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West London School Of Dance: The Nutcracker

A stunning ballet performed by 120 talented children from the West London School of Dance, telling the traditional tale of Christmas through the eyes of a child, to the much-loved music of Tchaikovsky.

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Sat 6 Dec

£20–£25 (£15–£20) / 020 3108 1000

Sun 7 Dec

£20–£25 (£15–£20) / 020 3108 1000

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 26 Oct

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

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 1 Nov

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

Sat 8 Nov

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

Sat 15 Nov

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

…and 20 more dates until 4 Apr 2015

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 29 Oct

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

Wed 5 Nov

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

Wed 12 Nov

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

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