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This Christmas, Scottish Ballet will bring the magic of the theatre right into your home. 

In a deserted city, a young boy stumbles into a theatre. He wanders through the auditorium, where rows of velvet chairs, draping curtains and chandeliers seem to lie in lonely wait for audiences to return. The theatre may be empty, but the show will go on... 

Starring characters from our most popular festive ballets, the worlds of the Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy collide when the 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.   

The Secret Theatre features the choreography of Scottish Ballet founder Peter Darrell and CEO/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, co-directed for the screen by Jess & Morgs. With set and costumes designed by Lez Brotherston; music by Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky, recorded live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra; and performances from the full Scottish Ballet Company; this Christmas special will be an unforgettable adventure for all the family. 

The Secret Theatre will premiere on Monday 21 December at 6pm and be available online until Thursday 24 December at 11.59pm. Tickets are FREE and must be booked in advance. 

Please consider making an optional donation to support the making of this film.

Running time: approximately one hour 


Make the most of the experience

We are delighted to be working with our partner theatres to offer a special programme of talks and workshops, tailored to the communities we tour to. Choose your local theatre when booking tickets to find out more. 


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