Scottish Ballet returns to the USA in Spring 2017 with their critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of A Streetcar Named Desire. The Company will embark on an exciting Californian tour, with A Streetcar Named Desire receiving its west coast premiere at the University of California, Berkeley in May 2017 before being performed at The Music Center in Los Angeles.

This marks Scottish Ballet’s first performance on the west coast of America since 2011 and comes after the Company’s massively successful USA tour of A Streetcar Named Desire in Spring 2015 featuring performances in Chicago, Washington DC, Charleston, San Antonio, Houston and Pittsburgh.

Scottish Ballet’s 2017 USA tour of A Streetcar Named Desire marks the 70th anniversary year of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Scottish Ballet’s vibrant take on the classic story was created by choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and theatre and film director Nancy Meckler and premiered in 2012. Set to a specially commissioned jazz-inspired score, this award-winning production pushes the boundaries of narrative ballet by delivering a powerful infusion of drama and dance.

Scottish Ballet’s A Streetcar Named Desire was nominated for an Oliver Award for Best New Dance Production in 2013 and was awarded a Critics’ Circle National Dance Award (Best Classical Choreography) and a South Bank Award for Dance in 2013.


– Scottish Ballet CEO / Artistic Director
Christopher Hampson