One of our absolute favourite things about Christmas time is going to the theatre to watch dance shows. We’ve put together 10 shows which are on across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland this Christmas that you certainly won’t want to miss!
Dance Shows in England
‘The Red Shoes’ - Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures
Matthew Bourne’s production of ‘The Red Shoes’ returns to The Lowry this Christmas. After touring the UK and US, the double Olivier Award-Winning show is running from the 26th November to 30th November in the Manchester Theatre.
Watch the trailer for what you can expect!
The Snowman - Opera House Manchester
Get in the Christmas spirit with The Birmingham Repertory Theatre Production of The Snowman. Based on Raymond Briggs book, and with the classic ‘Walking In The Air’, we’re sure the whole family are going to love this production!
Cinderella - Northern Ballet
A Ballet by the one and only David Nixon OBE at Stanley Burton Theatre in Leeds. Don’t miss this spectacular performance of the feel-good fairytale. Join Cinderella at the ball from the 12th November until June 2020.
Check out the trailer for a mini preview!
The Nutcracker - Birmingham Royal Ballet
What’s Christmas without The Nutcracker? Don’t miss Birmingham Royal Ballet’s performance from 22nd November to 14th December. The City of Birmingham has celebrated Christmas with a rendition of the production since 1990, and 2019 is no different!
You can watch the trailer here!
The Nutcracker - English National Ballet
Don’t miss the annual tradition of the English National Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum. With over 100 dancers and musicians, this is one unmissable show to get you into the spirit of Christmas! Catch The Nutcracker from the 11th December 2019 until 5th January 2020
Coppélia - Royal Ballet
Swaying from traditional Christmas dance shows, The Royal Ballet are putting on a performance of Coppélia from the 28th November until early in the New Year. Don’t miss out on what we’re sure is going to be an incredible show at The Royal Opera House in London.
Mary Poppins - Prince Edward Theatre - London
One for the whole family to enjoy, Mary Poppins is currently on at the Prince Edward Theatre in London until May 2020. Featuring new music and songs along with your original favourites, the stage musical of Mary Poppins has been wowing audiences since 2004.
For a sneak peek into what you can expect, take a look at the first day of rehearsals for the show!
Dance Shows in Wales
Romeo a Juliet - Ballet Cymru
Ballet Cymru are back with the Winner of Best Large Scale Dance Production at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards 2014. Ballet Cymru’s adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is set to be a real treat with the collaboration of Wales’ incredible art organisations, Ballet Cymru, Coreo Cymru and the Riverfront Theatre in Newport.
Here’s an insight into behind the scenes!
Dance Shows in Scotland
The Snow Queen - Scottish Ballet
This is one not to be missed! Scottish Ballet are celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a magical performance of The Snow Queen. It’s sure to be incredible with the amazing dancers at Scottish Ballet, including Principal Ballerina, Bethany Kingsley-Garner who featured in our Move Dance Isla Collection campaign. Starting on the 7th December until mid-February 2020 make sure you get your tickets!
For a sneak peek preview watch the trailer below!
Dance Shows in Ireland
Swan Lake - Ballet Ireland
What’s Christmas without a Swan Lake performance? Ballet Ireland have you covered. The nationwide tour of the timeless love story runs from the 6th November until 22nd December.
Watch the trailer below.
Can’t get to the theatre over Christmas? Don’t worry - you don’t have to miss out! VUE Cinemas are screening both The Royal Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet’s performances of ‘The Nutcracker’. To view your nearest screenings and to buy tickets click here.
Let’s be serious, what’s Christmas without a dance show?! Get yourself in the Christmas spirit!