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Join us at Eden Court to see our glittering winter tale

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. This glittering new production was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tale and set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, recorded live by the full Scottish Ballet Orchestra. 

Running time: Approx. 1 hour and 50 minutes including a 20 minute interval. Our Behind the Scenes short film will be shown before the beginning of the production.


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

The Herald

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

The Scotsman