Open Menu
Add your event
Your what's on guide for events in Leeds

Northern Ballet at Leeds Playhouse

Six dancers in ballet poses
Dates and times

21 Oct 2020 - 24 Oct 2020

Show Map

Leeds Playhouse

Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7UP

Northern Ballet returns to the stage in style with three exciting and varied programmes of work. Join them at Leeds Playhouse as they explore the classics, celebrate the acclaimed work of Artistic Director David Nixon OBE and showcase the next generation of choreographers.

All performances will be costumed but black box style (no set) and both Iconic Classics and A Celebration of Artistic Director David Nixon OBE are performed to live music.

Iconic Classics
This is a rare opportunity to see some of classical ballet’s most timeless moments in one evening, along with extracts from their iconic scores, performed live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia. Includes excerpts from Swan Lake, Giselle and more.

A Celebration of Artistic Director David Nixon OBE
Celebrate 20 outstanding years of Artistic Director David Nixon OBE in this showcase of excerpts from some of his most magical creations.  Featuring performances from some of his biggest blockbusters including The Great Gatsby, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Little Mermaid, the evening is accompanied by live music from Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Contemporary Cuts
A series of short dance pieces from both upcoming and established choreographers. This evening includes a new work from Kenneth Tindall (Northern Ballet’s Casanova), a gripping pas de deux from Jonathan Watkins’ 1984, Demis Volpi’s love story Little Monsters, which is set to music by Elvis Presley and an excerpt from Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre.

Image Info: Northern Ballet dancers. Photos Emma Kauldhar and Bill Cooper

Visit Website

During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

Tickets £14 - £25

In line with current government guidelines, audiences will be of limited capacity with social distancing and temperature checking will also be in place. Audience members must wear a face covering (unless they are exempt). You will receive a pre-show email from Leeds Playhouse with full information about other safety measures in place. Repertoire is subject to change. Performances are subject to cancellation or change dependent upon changes to Government guidelines around COVID-19.

  • Wheelchair access
  • Family friendly
  • Wheelchair access
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Performance
  • Show
About Leeds Inspired

About Leeds Inspired

The Leeds Inspired website lists thousands of events happening in Leeds every year. You’ll find gigs, exhibitions, dance,…

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Leeds Inspired manages two grant schemes to support arts events and arts projects taking place in Leeds. Since…

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired grants have supported hundreds of projects, read about some of them here...