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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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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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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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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

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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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

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

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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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

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

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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

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: Coppélia

  • Directed by: Fernando Bufala
  • Written by: Ronald Hynd

The English National Ballet interpret the classic tale of Dr Coppélius, who creates a beautiful doll with hopes of bringing her to life.

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 6 Nov

£10–£26 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 8 Nov

£10–£46 / 0844 847 2325

New Theatre, Oxford

Sat 1 Nov

£10–£41 / 0844 871 3020

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

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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

Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple

Sat 1 Nov

£24–£22.50; £23–£20.50 (£23–£21.50; £21–£19.50; Children £19; £78) / 01271 327357

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

Sheffield Theatres

Thu 27 Nov

Lyceum Theatre

£15–£35; £12.50–£32.50 disabled; £12–£27; £17–£37; £15–£35 ( £12.50–£32.50; £12.50–£32.50; £12.50–£32.50; Children £12.50–£32.50 under 16s) / 0114 249 6000

Sat 29 Nov

Lyceum Theatre

£15–£35; £12.50–£32.50 disabled; £12–£27; £17–£37; £15–£35 ( £12.50–£32.50; £12.50–£32.50; £12.50–£32.50; Children £12.50–£32.50 under 16s) / 0114 249 6000

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

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

Fri 31 Oct

£6 adv / 020 7353 3331

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

The Royal Ballet Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Surreal magic abounds in this balletic version of Lewis Carroll's ever-popular story.

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon

Sun 21 Dec

£15 (Children £3 under 18s) / 01225 860100

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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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Southern Youth Ballet: Coppelia

Southern Youth Ballet was founded by Liz Buckland in 1996 to enable young dancers in the southeast of England to perform in cameo productions of full-length classical Ballets, and original works.

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Sat 29 Nov

£10.50–£16.50 / 01323 412000

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

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 5 Nov

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

Wed 12 Nov

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

Wed 19 Nov

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

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