World Premiere

Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary year comes to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen. This glittering new production is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tale – which was also the basis for Frozen. It will be set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, performed live by the full Scottish Ballet Orchestra. 

From the bustle of a winter’s market to the shivers of a fairytale forest, take a journey to the Snow Queen’s palace, where you’ll find her surrounded by the icy fragments of an enchanted mirror. Along the way you’ll meet a colourful cast of characters, from young lovers parted by a spell to a circus ringmaster with a few tricks up his sleeve.

Choreographed by Christopher Hampson and designed by the award-winning Lez Brotherston, this story of love and friendship is sure to delight the whole family. 

Running time: Approx. 1 hour and 50 minutes including a 25 minute interval.

#SBSnowQueen

★★★★★ ‘Scottish Ballet’s Christmas present to us all is the world premiere of a Snow Queen...a truly memorable high.’

The Herald

★★★★★ ‘Frosty and firelit, sweet and sharp, it's another Scottish Ballet Christmas triumph.’

The List

★★★★ ‘Each scene carries robust choreography, beautifully delivered to a pick ‘n’ mix of Rimsky Korsakov classics.’

The Scotsman

★★★★

The Sunday Herald

★★★★

The Times
The Snow Queen – Performance

Credits

We warmly acknowledge and thank the patrons who have generously supported The Snow Queen  through our Five in Five Campaign.


Places, Dates & Times

  • Inverness

    Eden Court

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    Talk Ballet (Dance)

    Enhance your experience of The Snow Queen with a pre-show talk. Hear about the making of the production direct from members of the Scottish Ballet team.

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    Talk Ballet (Dance)

    Enhance your experience of The Snow Queen with a pre-show talk. Hear about the making of the production direct from members of the Scottish Ballet team.

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    Stage Secrets

    Learn about the characters, story and costumes in a way that will appeal to both young and old.

    You will get the chance to meet one of our dancers and then watch the Company take class on stage. Suitable for age 6+.

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    Audio Description & Touch Tour

    ​Losing your sight doesn't have to mean missing out. Audio described performances are at 2.30pm, preceded by a touch tour at 1pm.

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  • Newcastle

    Theatre Royal

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