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London Ballet Tickets 2023-2024

Discover a breathtaking variety of ballet in London, performed by some of the most prestigious companies in the world. You can enjoy gorgeous traditional performances with music by Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky at the London Coliseum, while dynamic new work bursts off the stage at the Peacock Theatre and Sadler’s Wells.

Boasting stunning sets, beautiful dancing, and soaring music, London’s must-see ballet shows enchant thousands of theatregoers every year, and for many become a family tradition to enjoy again and again. Book ballet tickets in London and inspire a joy of dance that will stay with you forever.

1. The Nutcracker: a festive tradition for the whole family

The Nutcracker London
The Nutcracker London
The Nutcracker is a major part of the West End’s festive season, and a show that many theatregoers have enjoyed more than once. Featuring stunning costumes and set design, beautiful dances and Tchaikovsky's heart-stopping music, this enchanting story about a young girl’s adventures in the Land of Snow delivers a sprinkle of wintry magic that the whole family can enjoy.
from £20.50
Opens December 2023

2. Romeo and Juliet: a vibrant Shakespeare dance show

Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet London
Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet London
Olivier Award-winning choreographer Matthew Bourne makes Shakespeare’s tragedy feel fresh and urgent in his contemporary dance retelling. Bourne and his company New Adventures are internationally renowned for injecting vitality and verve into classic works, and here, the story of star-crossed lovers becomes an exciting, breathless display of young love and electrifying passion.
from £17.89
Opens August 2023

3. Giselle: a bewitching tale of love, betrayal and revenge

Giselle London
Giselle London
Renowned choreographer Mary Skeaping’s haunting production returns to London for a limited season. Adolphe Adams’ lush, emotionally-charged score accompanies the tragic story of a peasant girl who is deceived and betrayed by her lover, and is tempted into vengeance by an unholy sisterhood. This enthralling production is back in the capital for two weeks only.
from £21.00
Opens January 2024

Where can I watch ballet in London?

The English National Ballet is one of the best dance companies in the world, with performances often taking place at the London Coliseum. Theatregoers can see the company’s productions at the Royal Albert Hall and Sadler’s Wells as well. The latter, along with the Peacock Theatre, are also creative hubs for brand-new work by new and upcoming dance companies and choreographers.

What is the most popular ballet show?

The Nutcracker is one of the most famous ballets ever produced, and has played a festive season at the London Coliseum for more than 50 years. It is so popular that is often sells out in advance, and theatregoers book ahead to make sure the whole family can enjoy this iconic show together.

More recently, choreographer Matthew Bourne’s productions have become very popular. His distinctive style often blends dance with other influences such as musical theatre. Some of his most well-known works are Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake which famously had an all-male company of swans, and The Red Shoes.

What should I wear to the ballet in London?

There is no strict dress code for attending ballet shows in London, and you are welcome to wear whatever is most comfortable, including jeans.

Some people like to attend in formal wear, especially if they are seeing an evening performance, gala, or visiting for a special occasion. You are likely to see a wide variety of outfits from casual to dresses and heels, especially for Christmas performances when children may enjoy dressing up.

What children’s ballet shows are in London in 2023?

The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre is one of the best dance shows for children and families, and a fantastic introduction to the genre for young theatregoers. Its familiar story and music, festive connotations and playful costumes make it an engaging choice and special experience.

Other dance shows for kids in London often play limited seasons at the Peacock Theatre. These are fun, short versions of classics including Swan Lake and Cinderella.
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