Coronavirus update: we are pleased to offer films, events and classes online this winter, while continuing to prioritise the health and wellbeing of the company. Please click here for the latest update on performances and other activities.

Updated: 1pm Monday 19 October 2020

The Secret Theatre

This Christmas, we'll bring the magic of the theatre right into your home with our first feature film!

Starring characters from our most popular festive ballets, the worlds of the Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy collide when an empty theatre bursts into life. In this spectacular, feature-length film you’ll be treated to an extraordinary show filled with acrobats, snowflakes, clowns, princes and – of course – beautiful ballerinas.

Online premiere: 6pm on 21 December. Tickets are FREE and must be booked in advance.

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The Swan

The lake is a pool of light. The strong, graceful Odette captivates us, surrounded by arching backs, spiralling arms and mesmerising formations.

David Dawson’s daring, visceral choreography from Swan Lake is perfectly paired with the rich, romantic Tchaikovsky score in our latest short film, The Swan.

With an all-female cast led by Principal Constance DevernayThe Swan is a powerful showcase of our dancers' strength and connectivity.

Online premiere: 7pm on 19 November. Tickets are FREE and must be booked in advance.

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Whether you’re brand new to ballet, or keen to practise and perfect your technique, we're here to keep you fit and motivated this winter.

Taught by Scottish Ballet dancers and experienced teachers, we'll be running a range of 7-week courses, exclusively available to our members. These interactive classes will take place on Zoom, starting from 2 November.

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We're excited to be announcing a new 6-week block of Elevate© and Time to Dance classes on Zoom.

These interactive, live classes are especially designed for people living with MS and dementia, and can be enjoyed alone or with a family member, companion or carer.  Each session will be delivered by SB Health artists and accompanied by live music, offering you a variety of ways to connect with Scottish Ballet repertoire.

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It will come as little surprise to our audiences that Scottish Ballet’s tour of Swan Lake has now been rescheduled to Spring 2021.

If you have purchased tickets, don't worry, your seats are safe, as all tickets will be transferred like-for-like for the April 2021 dates. Your local theatre will contact you in the coming weeks regarding your rescheduled tickets and refund options. 


Our new production The Scandal at Mayerling will now be presented in Autumn 2021.

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


Due to the ongoing restrictions around maintaining social distancing we have, in consultation with our touring theatres, taken the difficult decision to reschedule our winter tour of The Nutcracker to 2021/22. 

Performances in all six tour cities will be rescheduled, and box office staff are now in the process of contacting ticket buyers to transfer their tickets. 

We look forward to sharing this magical production with audiences when we are confident we can do so with everyone's safety & comfort as our top priority.


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!


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.