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Where to Watch Ballet in the UK

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Where to Watch Ballet in the UK

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Whether for a romantic evening at the Royal Opera House with a loved one, or a  family outing to the Royal Albert Hall, book your tickets to see a breathtaking ballet performance at one of these spectacular venues in both London and the country now…

Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

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One of the most coveted concert halls in all of the UK, a visit to the Royal Albert Hall is a spectacle in itself. Though the venue hosts an eclectic array of shows, from films in concert t0 sporting events such as the Champions Tennis, a ballet performance at the hall cannot go amiss. Book tickets in advance of the English National Ballet’s Swan Lake which will be performed at the hall in June. royalalberthall.com

What’s On at the Royal Albert Hall

Birmingham Hippodrome

An eminent theatre located within the heart of England’s second-largest city (and with her Majesty the Queen as patron), the Birmingham Hippodrome hosts a number of awe-inspiring ballet performances, renowned as the home of the Birmingham Royal Balletbirminghamhippodrome.com

Royal Opera House

Swan-Lake

Swan Lake. Artists of The Royal Ballet. © ROH, 2018. Ph. by Bill Cooper. (4)

Where better to watch ballet than at the Royal Opera House? The prestigious performing arts hub is not only renowned – despite the name – for its extraordinary operatics, but is also home to The Royal Ballet, one of the most reputable ballet institutions in the world. Located amidst the cultural buzz of Covent Garden with a prepossessing palatial exterior, The Opera House itself carries with it a rich and fascinating history, originally built as a playhouse in 1732 and hosting its first ever ballet performance, Pygmalion in 1734. From a revival of Liam Scarlett’s Swan Lake (5 March – 16 May) to a production of The Sleeping Beauty from The National Ballet of Canada, the Royal Opera House has an unrivalled programme of ballet to inspire all ages. roh.org.uk

Sadler’s Wells

Ballet Revolucion

Ballet Revolucion | Johan Persson

As a performance space devoted to all things dance, Clerkenwell’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre is the ideal place to indulge in ballet. Whether you’re look for a classic or more contemporary show – try Ballet Revolución (5 – 23 May), a theatrical fusion of Afro-Cuban, ballet and street styles – the theatre hosts a wide variety of enthralling performances all year round. sadlerswells.com

York Barbican

Situated within the picturesque northeast city of York, the York Barbican is a great place to visit to see a spectacular ballet performance. Enhance a trip to the ancient Roman city with a cultured visit to one of the venue’s many shows, from the Nutcracker to Swan Lake (22 October). yorkbarbican.co.uk

The London Coliseum

London Coliseum

Home of the English National Opera, the London Coliseum, with its beautiful domed ceiling and opulent gold interiors, is a wonderful place to experience ballet in the city. Don’t miss the upcoming production of Swan Lake accompanied by the Orchestra of English National Opera. londoncoliseum.org

Featured image: Michael Afonso 

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