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Peter Darrell's The Nutcracker

Lovingly recreated for audiences, Scottish Ballet are proud to bring back Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker, touring winter 2014/15.

Crafted for Scotland by the company’s founding Artistic Director, a famous story-teller and an incredible dance-maker, this Nutcracker is full of magical memories. And now audiences can share this dream-making production with families and friends once more, over 40 years since it first premiered.

Peter Darrell’s magical world of The Nutcracker has been reimagined by Olivier Award winning designer Lez Brotherston, adding sumptuous layers of plush Victoriana and traditional festive fare to the original 1973 production.

The Scottish Ballet Orchestra accompanies live, performing the world famous Tchaikovsky score.

Click here for tour dates and booking information


Scottish Ballet in the USA

Scottish Ballet has taken its award-winning A Streetcar Named Desire to the USA! Keep updated with photos from our team and dancers by following us on Twitter and our education blog, Join In With Scottish Ballet.


If you're attending any of our shows in New Orleans, Gainesville or Tampa please let us know what you thought by tweeting us @scottishballet with the hashtag #SB_StreetcarUSA.


Scottish Ballet Official Tartan

We're thrilled to present our own official Scottish Ballet tartan, available to purchase now in our Shop. We worked with the prestigious Locharron of Scotland to produce a bespoke design to represent the Company. To learn more about how these beautiful (in our opinion!) scarves were created, watch the video below. 

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Autumn 2013 Webcast

On Fri 13 September from 12.00pm - 12.30pm, Scottish Ballet will be broadcasting live from our studios for our Autumn 2013 Webcast. Experience a behind-the-scenes look at rehearsals for The Rite of Spring and Elite Syncopations and hear our dancers and Artistic Director Christopher Hampson reveal what it takes to create and be a part of two incredibly energetic and emotional pieces.

The webcast will be available to view from our homepage next Friday. For more information, keep an eye on Twitter and attend the event on Facebook.


Do you have a question for our team or dancers? We'll be answering your questions live during the webcast, all you have to do is tweet your question to @scottishballet with the hashtag #SB_Webcast or email marketing@scottishballet.co.uk with the subject Webcast Question.

Questions are being accepted from now until the end of the webcast on Friday!


New EIF films!

We have a three brand new Dance Odysseys promotional films for you to enjoy as we prepare for the Edinburgh International Festival.

Artistic Director Christopher Hampson talks us through hisThe Rite of Spring which makes up part of Scottish Ballet's EIF programme.


NEW: The Rite of Spring

Choreography: Christopher Hampson
Music: Igor Stravinksy

Artistic Director Christopher Hampson talks us through hisThe Rite of Spring which makes up part of Scottish Ballet's EIF programme.

NEW: Dance Odysseys - poster shoot film

Come behind the scenes of out poster photo-shoot with dancers Sophie Martin and Christopher Harrison

See all EIF films here, and full details of Scottish Ballet's Dance Odysseys here



The Rite of Spring - behind the scenes video

Watch this behind the scenes video from our The Rite of Spring poster shoot as dancer Victor Zarallo gets prepared for the role.... Click here to watch.


Casting for Highland Fling in Edinburgh

Casting for Scottish Ballet's production of Highland Fling in Festival Theatre, Edinburgh is now online here.


Casting for Highland Fling in Aberdeen

Casting for Scottish Ballet's production of Highland Fling in His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen is now online here.


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