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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 Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sat 14 Mar

£18–£41 (£15–£38; £8) / 01227 787787

Regent Theatre, Ipswich

Sat 7 Mar

£33.50–£35.50

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.

Apollo Carmarthen

Sun 22 Mar

0871 220 6000

The Light Cinema, New Brighton

Sun 22 Mar

0151 214 1370

Light Cinema, Wisbech

Sun 22 Mar

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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

£15.50–£37.50 / 0131 529 6000

Cirque Eloize: Cirkopolis

Twelve acrobats and multidisciplinary artists present an uninterrupted stream of acrobatics, music, images and drawings accompanied by an original musical score and video projections.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sat 21 Mar

£17.50–£28.50 / 01274 432000

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sat 28 Mar

£18.50–£30 / 0844 338 5000

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 4 Apr

£14–£27 / 0131 529 6000

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First Steps: A Child's Coppelia

A introduction to ballet for children aged 3–7. A storyteller introduces the characters and the music before the full company of dancers perform an abridged version with the orchestra.

The Lowry, Salford

Fri 6 Mar

£10 / 08432 086000

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Georgina Pay School Of Dance: The Nutcracker

Amateur production of the popular ballet featuring the talented students of the school.

Hertford Theatre

Sat 28 Mar

£12 (£6; Children £6) / 01992 531500

Sun 29 Mar

£12 (£6; Children £6) / 01992 531500

Giselle

Royal New Zealand Ballet present the tragic story of lovers Giselle and Albrecht and the evil Wilis, merciless spirits of jilted woman who seek revenge on men by forcing them until they die of exhaustion.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 29 Oct

£13.50–£42.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 31 Oct

£13.50–£42.50 / 0131 529 6000

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

£15–£41.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 23 May

£15–£41.50 / 0844 847 2325

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sat 18 Apr

£15–£43.50 / 08441 717620

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 11 Jun

£17–£39 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 13 Jun

£17–£39 / 0131 529 6000

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Moscow Ballet La Classique: Sleeping Beauty

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

The Russian touring company performs Tchaikovsky's classical ballet.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Sat 21 Mar

£17.75–£25.50 (£15.75–£23.50) / 02476 553055

Watford Colosseum

Sat 28 Mar

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

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.

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Sun 29 Mar

£24.50 (£22.50) / 01553 764864

Princes Hall, Aldershot

Sun 8 Mar

£23.50 (£22.50; £21.50) / 01252 329155

Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Mon 30 Mar

£19.50–£26.50 (Children £9 under 16s) / 01708 443333

Tue 31 Mar

£19.50–£26.50 (Children £9 under 16s) / 01708 443333

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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.

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Fri 10 Apr

£17.50–£31.50 / 0844 854 2776

Opera House, Manchester

Sat 28 Mar

£20–£39.50 / 0844 847 2275

Northern Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

  • Written by: Prokofiev

Northern Ballet's Shakespeare adaptation of the classic tale of star crossed lovers. The timeless ballet is set to Prokofiev's unforgettable score and played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Thu 5 Mar

£10–£45 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 7 Mar

£10–£45 / 0844 848 2700

Thu 12 Mar

£10–£45 / 0844 848 2700

Northern Ballet: The Great Gatsby

Choreographer David Nixon brings F Scott Fitzgerald's classic to life through dance.

Sadler's Wells, London EC1R

Thu 26 Mar

£12–£42 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 28 Mar

£12–£42 / 0844 412 4300

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Thu 16 Apr

£8–£36.50 / 01603 630000

Sat 18 Apr

£8–£36.50 / 01603 630000

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favourite, and is one of the world’s most popular…

Woodend Barn Arts Centre, Banchory

Sun 8 Mar

£15 / 01330 825431

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Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester

Sat 30 May

Phone for prices / 0161 907 5555

Australia’s Queensland Ballet: La Sylphide

Australia's Queensland Ballet present a romantic ballet in two acts.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Thu 6 Aug

£37.50–£106.25 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 8 Aug

£37.50–£106.25 / 0871 911 0200

Ballet Black: Dogs Don't Do Ballet

  • Written by: Anna Kemp

A family-friendly ballet adapted from Anna Kemp's children's book.

Artsdepot, London N12

Fri 22 May

£8–£14 / 020 8369 5454

Sat 23 May

£8–£14 / 020 8369 5454

Sun 24 May

£8–£14 / 020 8369 5454

Northern Ballet & Phoenix Dance Theatre, Leeds

Sat 18 Apr

£10 (£7.50) / 0113 220 8000

Sun 19 Apr

£10 (£7.50) / 0113 220 8000

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Sat 18 Apr

£10 (£7.50) / 01132 208008

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 7 Mar

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

Sat 14 Mar

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

Sat 21 Mar

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

…and 2 more dates until 4 Apr

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

£37.50–£100 / 0871 911 0200

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Ballet Lessons for Children

Fun ballet lessons for children in Islington. Regular performances and exams taken.

The Basement Dance Studio, London N7

Sat 7 Mar

£50 six weeks

Sat 14 Mar

£50 six weeks

Sat 21 Mar

£50 six weeks

…and 40 more dates until 26 Dec

Ballet Theatre UK: Aladdin

New production re-telling the popular children's story.

Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury

Sun 19 Apr

£17 (£15; £50) / 01635 244246

The Camberley Theatre

Sun 12 Apr

£17.50 (£15.50; £60) / 01276 707600

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 16 May

Ashcroft Theatre

£20.25–£22.25 (£18.25–£20.25; £74) / 020 8688 9291

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Beginners Ballet: Workshop (Ages 3-4)

Learn how to ballet dance.

Swindon Dance @ The Town Hall Studios

Mon 9 Mar

£36 (£25) / 01793 601700

Tue 10 Mar

£36 (£25) / 01793 601700

Mon 16 Mar

£36 (£25) / 01793 601700

…and 5 more dates until 31 Mar

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Three programmes by Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, and a new work by Alexander Whitley, accompanied by members of the acclaimed Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Sat 23 May

£15.50–£27 / 0115 989 5555

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Wed 27 May

Auditorium

£16–£26 (Children £15) / 01743 281281

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Sat 30 May

£18.50–£25.50 (£16–£23) / 01494 512000

Carmina Burana & Serenade

  • Written by: David Bintley

Double bill from the Birmingham Roual Ballet. Carmina Burana is inspired by the satirical writings of medieval priests and set to Carl Orff's rousing choral tour de force whilst Serenade is a non-narrative ballet created by George Balanchine and set to Tchaikovsky’s music.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sat 21 Mar

£28–£74.50 / 0871 911 0200

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