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 performances and other activities.

Updated: 10am Wednesday 19 August 


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!


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.


With the ongoing uncertainty and restrictions of social distancing, we have made the decision to move to online auditions for the Junior, Mid and Senior Associate programmes.

Closing date for all applications was Monday 8 June 2020. We will be in touch with applicants shortly with individual arrangements for the online auditions and hope to complete these over the course of the next month and issue results as quickly as possible.

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.