Coronavirus update: Scottish Ballet is prioritising the health and wellbeing of the company at this challenging time for all of us. Please click here for the latest update on cancellations.

Still current at: 5pm Wednesday 6 May
Updated: 2pm Wednesday 15 April


Following the Scottish and UK Government’s latest advice, theatres are in the process of cancelling performances and events.

The Spring tour of Scottish Ballet’s Swan Lake has now been rescheduled for Autumn 2020. We have been able to reschedule Swan Lake because it is a production which has been previously performed and is ready to tour. 

This means our new production The Scandal at Mayerling will now be presented in Autumn 2021, as it is not possible to bring a new ballet to the stage after such a long period of social distancing.

If you have purchased tickets for either tours, your local theatre will contact you directly regarding your rescheduled tickets and refunds.

The Nutcracker is still scheduled to take place as planned.

We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time


Following the Scottish and UK Government’s latest advice, and travel restrictions implemented by the US Government, our international performances of The Crucible have been cancelled.

The Kennedy Center Washington D.C., and The Spoleto Festival Charleston have confirmed that Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible performances will not go ahead as scheduled.  

If you have purchased tickets, The Kennedy Center or The Spoleto Festival will contact you directly regarding refunds for cancelled performances.


Whilst our theatres are closed, we plan to keep you inspired and entertained at home with our pioneering digital content. 

On stage is where our dancers truly come alive; bodies flow in elegant arcs, limbs sweep seamlessly through space, and eyes sparkle in the spotlight. But at Scottish Ballet, the screen is also our stage.

During these strange times, experience Scottish Ballet in the comfort of your home. Our SBTV page is packed with award-winning films, invigorating tutorials and behind-the-scenes documentaries.

In the coming weeks we’ll also be creating new, invigorating, digital dance experiences to share with you online. Stay tuned!


In times such as these, it is even more important than usual to extend a hand to the community around us and find ways to share experiences and spark joy.

In a regular week at Scottish Ballet, our Dance Health department run several classes for people living with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and dementia, as well as Regenerate classes for people aged over 60 to exercise body and mind, and build strength, technique and creative movement. These programmes have grown since 2012 to form the backbone of many people’s exercise regimens and social calendars, which is why we are committed to offering a digital version during these challenging times of self-isolation.

From Monday to Friday, we’re inviting everyone to join us on Facebook Live to dance together! Each day’s class will be tailored to the specific needs of its respective community group, but everyone is welcome to join in with any class. Don’t worry if you can’t make the live stream, all of our classes will be available on Facebook to catch-up.

Find out more about our digital classes here.


The auditions for the Junior, Mid and Senior Associate programmes, which were scheduled for May, have been postponed. 

We will let you know the new dates as soon as possible. Please continue to apply as normal - the closing dates have been extended to accommodate the current situation.

Click here to for more information and applications.

Please email Anne Stephen with any enquiries on


All Scottish Ballet classes until 30 April 2020 have been cancelled and fees will be refunded or can be credited against future bookings. Our team will be in touch with all booked class participants to arrange this.


We would like to reassure all contracted freelancers that we will be supporting you through this difficult time.

Thank you from all of us at Scottish Ballet for your continued support of Scotland’s national dance company. Stay safe, and take care of one another.