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Up Close

This autumn Scottish Ballet brings the passion, power and poise of ballet directly to you, in a rare chance to see your national company up close.

New Voices

Created by some of the most exciting rising stars in the world of dance, these exclusive excerpts feature amongst others the work of James Cousins, Helen Pickett as well as fresh choreographic talent from Scottish Ballet’s own talented company of dancers.

From the deliciously sensual, to high-energy and vibrant — these works, premiered to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh International Festival 2013, will leave you breathless.

“Engaging, entertaining and accessible.” The Scotsman

Elite Syncopations

Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations is an irresistible carnival of colourful characters.

A smart, sassy and witty romp, dancers in dazzling costumes playfully flirt and vie with each other amid a whirl of 1920s dance hall glitz. Set to a series of popular ragtime tunes, the lively pace and rousing energy will send you home smiling.

“It’s sassy, it’s slick and it shimmies with delicious mischief” The Herald*****


Free Pre-show talks

Get closer to your national company with a range of free talks and dance workshops in your local theatre, school or community venue. Led by Scottish Ballet, and featuring guest appearances by company dancers, these events are a unique way for you to find out more. 

If you or your group are interest in hosting or participating in a talk or workshop please contact us on


Up Close Official Trailer

Booking Information


Carnegie Hall
Wed 15 Oct, 7.30pm
Book: 01383 602302 or

An Lanntair
Thu 16 & Fri 17 Oct, 7.30pm
Book: 01851 708480  or

Volunteer Hall
Fri 17 Oct, 7.30pm
Book: On sale soon

The Maltings
Tue 21 & Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm
Book: 01289 330 999 or

Pickaquoy Centre
Wed 22 & Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pm
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Fri 24 & Sat 25 Oct, 7.30pm
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Thurso High School
Sat 25 Oct, 7.30pm
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Ryan Centre
Tue 28 Oct, 7.30pm
Book: 01776 703535

The Macphail Centre
Tue 28 Oct, 7.30pm & Wed 29 Oct, 1pm
Book: On sale soon

Ayr Gaiety Theatre
Fri 31 Oct, 7.30pm
Book: On sale soon

Dundee Rep Theatre
Fri 31 Oct & Sat 1 Nov, 7.30pm
Book: 01382 223530 or



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