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Ballet Central

  • 14 - 16 June
Ballet Central

Event Information

Friday 7pm
Saturday 1pm & 4pm
Sunday 12noon & 3pm

Running Time: 60 mins with an interval

This dance show is suitable for adults and children of all ages.

Showing from Fri 14 — Sun 16 Jun

Ballet Central returns to the egg with the chance to see young dance graduates on the cusp of their professional careers perform a varied programme of classical ballet and contemporary dance theatre.

An exciting performance of theatricality, technical excellence and drama choreographed by top dance industry influencers is promised, with stunning costumes and powerful music.

Highlights include Christopher Marney’s Carousel Dances, inspired by the 1945 musical Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein; a unique version of the Dying Swan Solo created by Calvin Richardson; and an extract from Frederick Ashton’s acclaimed Valses Nobles et Sentimentales performed to Maurice Ravel’s suite of waltzes.

…Commitment and understanding on display in abundanceDance Europe

Watching Ballet Central…left me in little doubt that all of them would make highly accomplished additions to any company lucky enough to employ them.” Jonathan Gray, Dancing Times

Always excellent“, The Guardian, 2018

Friday 7pm
Saturday 1pm & 4pm
Sunday 12noon & 3pm

£15 Standard Price
£10 Children & Students
£8.50 Schools | Plus 1 in 11 free (applicable Fri 14 June at 7pm)

A booking fee of 50p per ticket applies

Running Time: 60 mins with an interval.

This dance show is suitable for adults and children of all ages.

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • Lap seats are available at £1.50 (including booking fee) for infants aged 0 – 6 months;  all patrons including infants must have a valid ticket. 
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.

Ballet Central was created in 1984 as the touring company of Central School of Ballet to give Central’s graduating students the opportunity of professional performing experience to ticket-buying audiences. The company visits towns and cities across the UK every Spring, usually commencing in March going through to July. This year the Ballet Central will perform in 20 venues across England culminating in a performance in Tokyo, Japan

Central’s final year students join Ballet Central as part of their BA (Hons) Degree course. Central School of Ballet the only classical vocational school to offer an Honours Degree and pre-professional touring experience on such a scale. The tour is a springboard for hundreds of dancers into the dance profession; graduates join renowned UK based and international dance companies and leading musical theatre productions.

A feature of the Ballet Central tour is the opportunity to see dance from highly-acclaimed and emerging choreographers who collaborate with students to produce newly commissioned works and much-loved revivals.

Recent Ballet Central choreographers include: Matthew Bourne, Kenneth MacMillan, Wayne McGregor, Frederick Ashton, Thiago Soares, David Bintley, Christopher Bruce, Christopher Hampson, Jenna Lee, David Nixon, Michael Pink, Darshan Singh Bhuller, Liam Scarlett, Mikaela Polley, Malgorzata Dzierzon and Christopher Gable.

The Ballet Central experience also provides young dancers with an understanding of all aspects of creating performance, including the staging of repertoire, costume design and technical aspects of sound and lighting.

  • the egg box office open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday if there is a performance)
  • All plays are performed in English and take place in the egg auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Nearby parking space for Blue Badge Holders
  • Level access into building
  • Lift to all levels
  • Adapted toilets
  • Sennheiser Infra-Red Audio System in auditorium
  • Hearing & Guide Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair spaces in the Stalls only (Accompanying persons pay discounted price)
  • Breast Feeding Friendly

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

Relaxed Performances – Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here