London Ballet Shows

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The world's most exciting ballet talent is constantly on display at London's prestigious dance venues, whether it's a new force premiering exciting work at Sadler's Wells, or a revival of a classic by the English National Ballet. Here are some of the best ballets coming up in London and the West End, which you can buy tickets for right now. 

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  • Acosta Danza - Evolution
    Acosta Danza - Evolution
    Sadler's Wells
    Thursday Matinee

    After a critically acclaimed national and international tour, Carlos Acosta’s eclectic Cuban company bring a second programme of ballet and contemporary works to Sadler’s Wells.

  • Le Corsaire - English National Ballet
    Le Corsaire - English National Ballet
    London Coliseum
    No Matinee

    Travel to a faraway land for the adventures of a dashing pirate, Conrad, and his feisty girlfriend Medora. Will they outfox villainous schemers and find happiness on the high seas?
    English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire is “hugely enjoyable entertainment” (The Daily Telegraph). Expect a swashbuckling romp, full of thrilling dancing by an extraordinary cast of performers, with gorgeous decors and costumes created by Hollywood’s Bob Ringwood, all set to a romantic score played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

     

  • Nutcracker - English National Ballet
    Nutcracker - English National Ballet
    London Coliseum
    Tuesday, Friday Matinee

    Over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live.

    On a sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll discover a magical world, where she battles with the Mouse King and meets a handsome stranger. As the air grows colder, Clara and her valiant Nutcracker take a hot air balloon ride across London to the glistening Land of Snow where her adventure really begins.

    From the sound of the orchestra tuning up, to the final bows and cheers, a trip to see the English National Ballet at the London Coliseum is an unforgettable Christmas treat.

  • Message in a Bottle
    Message in a Bottle
    Peacock Theatre
    No Matinee

    Message In A Bottle is the spectacular new dance-theatre show from triple Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting including Roxanne, Every Breath You Take, Walking on the Moon, Fields of Gold, Englishman In New York and Shape of My Heart.

  • Modanse
    Modanse
    London Coliseum
    No Matinee

    Internationally acclaimed ballerina Svetlana Zakharova – the Bolshoi’s prima – is famous for thrilling audiences and critics all over the world with her formidable technique and her sparkling dramatic interpretation of classical and contemporary roles. Following Amore, her sell-out 2017 programme, Zakharova returns to the London Coliseum in December with Modanse – a brand-new double bill produced by MuzArts. Zakharova will be joined on stage by a star-studded cast of dancers from the Bolshoi Ballet, including Mikhail Lobukhin, Vaycheslav Lopatin, Denis Savin, Jacopo Tissi and Ana Turazashvili.

  • Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes
    Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes
    Sadler's Wells
    No Matinee

    Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns to London, having won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences across the UK and the USA.

  • Ballet Revolucion
    Ballet Revolucion
    Peacock Theatre
    No Matinee

    Last seen in London in 2014, Ballet Revolución brings back their mixture of Afro-Cuban styles, ballet, street and contemporary dance to The Peacock, ready to “deliver an endorphin high” (The Guardian) once again.  

    This exhilaratingly potent production features dancers drawn from the most prestigious schools in Cuba, Escuela Nacional de Arte and Escuela Nacional de Ballet, fuelled by a soundtrack of hits from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Enrique Iglesias, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Adele, George Michael, J. Balvin and Calvin Harris.

  • Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan - 13 Tongues & Dust
    Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan - 13 Tongues & Dust
    Sadler's Wells
    No Matinee

    As Lin Hwai-Min, founder of the world-renowned Taiwanese company, steps down in 2020, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre brings works from the current and new artistic directors. 

  • Phoenix Dance Theatre - Black Waters
    Phoenix Dance Theatre - Black Waters
    Peacock Theatre
    No Matinee

    In 1782, the owners of the Zong ship claimed insurance on the lives of the 130 slaves thrown overboard. Over a hundred years later, the Kala Pani prison (“Black Waters” in Hindi) was used by the British to contain Indian independence activists in horrendous conditions.

  • Alexander Whitley Dance Company - Overflow
    Alexander Whitley Dance Company - Overflow
    Sadler's Wells
    No Matinee

    In 2017 New Wave Associate Artist Alexander Whitley combined film and dance for 8 Minutes, a breath-taking journey to the sun. Known for his groundbreaking use of technology, Whitley’s new work delves into what it means to be human in the era of big data. 

    Overflow features a dazzling kinetic light sculpture by Children of the Light with creative technologists Fenyce, costumes by fashion artist Ana Rajcevic and a new score by composer Rival Consoles, who has created music, experimenting with “ambient soundscapes, industrial textures, and high-octane club energy” (Pitchfork), for the Netflix series Black Mirror

  • balletLORENT - The Lost Happy Endings
    balletLORENT - The Lost Happy Endings
    Sadler's Wells
    Friday Matinee

    balletLORENT returns as part of Family Weekend, Sadler’s Wells’ annual throwing-open of doors with free activities taking place alongside the performance. 

    Based on an original story by former poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, our National Partner Company’s new production takes us deep into the forest to meet Jub, a fearless girl with six fingers on each hand, who has been tasked with guarding all the happy endings. 

    Narrated by Joanna Lumley, and featuring 19 famous fairy-tale characters including Snow White, Pinocchio, Cinderella and Goldilocks, this is the perfect Easter treat for the long weekend. 

  • BalletBoyz - Deluxe
    BalletBoyz - Deluxe
    Sadler's Wells
    No Matinee

    Following their recent, triumphant shows Them/Us, Fourteen Days, Young Men and Life, the multi-award winning BalletBoyz are back and celebrating their 20th anniversary year. Deluxe fuses the work of some of the world’s most exciting and innovative choreographers and composers. 

    Chinese dancer and choreographer Xie Xin (TAO Dance Theatre, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Eastman) creates a work set to an original score by composer Jiang Shao-feng, whilst Maxine Doyle (Punchdrunk) collaborates with jazz musician and composer Cassie Kinoshi, of the Mercury-nominated SEED Ensemble. 

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