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Scottish Ballet to present ‘The Scandal at Mayerling’ at Festival Theatre in May

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'The Scandal at Mayerling', Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic ballet about a dysfunctional royal family was boldly created in 1978 and is now reimagined and redesigned by Scottish Ballet, in a sumptuous production that is...

A year of Premiers in 2022 for Scottish Ballet

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Focusing for a year and a half on its, already prolific, digital and film output, Scottish Ballet returned to stages in autumn 2021 to rapturous audiences and star-studded reviews. Both dancers and producers demonstrated...

Scottish Ballet launches 2021-22 tour with ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Festival Theatre

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Originally choreographed by Scottish Ballet founder, Peter Darrell, in 1972, Scottish Ballet’s 'The Nutcracker' was re-imagined in 2014 by CEO/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, working with multi-award-winning Designer Lez Brotherson. It includes unforgettable scenes such...

UK premiere of Gene Kelly’s ballet to herald Scottish Ballet’s return to stage and...

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Scottish Ballet plans a return to stage and screen this autumn with Gene Kelly’s ballet 'Pas de Dieux', given a new twist for its UK premiere. One of the first choreographers to bring the ‘American...

Scottish Ballet – The Snow Queen

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Scottish Ballet's 50th anniversary year will be brought to a spectacular close this winter with the World premiere of Christopher Hampson's 'The Snow Queen'. In a year of celebrations for Scotland's national dance company,...

Scottish Ballet mark their 50th anniversary with a dram

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To celebrate their 50th birthday Scottish Ballet are partnering up with Highland Park distillery to release a special single malt. It will be on sale from next month and the distillers will make...

World Premiere of Scottish Ballet’s ‘The Crucible’ at the EIF 2019

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Pioneering choreographer Helen Pickett unleashes the full emotional force of Miller’s gripping, and still fearsomely relevant, drama of suspicion and accusation in a brand-new narrative ballet, given its world premiere at the International Festival...

Scottish Ballet – Cinderella

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The ultimate spectacle, with primary colours bursting out of the darkness. Billowing ball gowns whisking you into a magical world. All performed to Prokofiev’s irresistibly melodic score - performed live by the Scottish Ballet...

Theatre preview – Scottish Ballet, Highland Fling

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Scottish Ballet’s 'the tour across Scotland' visits Festival Theatre, Edinburgh (10-14 April), Scottish Ballet presents Highland Fling. Affectionately known as a ‘Romantic wee ballet,’ this is Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of La Sylphide for the Trainspotting generation...

Theatre News – More Relaxed & Inclusive Performances Announced

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Enabling more accessibility and inclusion our friends at the The Festival City Theatres Trust, which runs the Festival and King’s theatres, once again expand their programme of relaxed performances for audiences of all ages...

A little ballet to begin the First Minister’s day in NYC

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The First Minister started her busy day yesterday at New York University's Tisch School of the Performing Arts where she met some Scottish ballet students on an exchange visit supported by Scottish Government funding. Fourteen...

Edinburgh International Festival – Scottish Ballet

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Sensuality, brutality and spellbinding spectacle come together in a double bill of major contemporary dance works from Scotland’s national ballet company, radically contrasting in their dance styles, but equally powerful in their extreme emotional...

The Nutcracker, Festival Theatre

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The Nutcracker is the lightest, most accessible of all Tchaikovsky’s ballets. It’s a Christmas delight, telling the story of a young girl named Clara who is gifted a nutcracker by the mysterious Drosselmeyer. The...

Edinburgh International Festival – Scottish Ballet on Friday

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Scottish Ballet to perform UK premiere of Silhouette and Sea of Troubles, Friday 16 August at 8.00pm The Scottish Ballet will perform new artistic director Christopher Hampson’s Silhouette and Kenneth MacMillan’s Sea of Troubles  on the main stage of the Festival Theatre in an...

Alice in Wonderland Treasures at the National Library of Scotland

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A rare first issue of the first edition of the children’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and original costume visuals from a new Scottish Ballet production of the famous tale, will feature in a...

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