Scottish Ballet’s Friends have exclusive access behind-the-scenes: experiencing costumes up close, watching rehearsals, and meeting our dancers and staff.

Here are some of our previous Friends events:

Cinderella's Closet

On Thursday 19 November 2015, Friends of Scottish Ballet were invited inside the Company's headquarters at Tramway for a visit inside the Wardrobe Department to hear all about the enchanting costumes for Christopher Hampson's Cinderella. Hearing from Wardrobe Mistress Mary Mullen and Artist Claire Souet, guests found out the industry secrets and tales from tour before being invited inside the Peter Darrell Studio for an exclusive look at Cinderella rehearsals.

Lyon & Turnbull Cinderella Event

Scottish Ballet were delighted to partner with Lyon & Turnbull for a behind the scenes look at our preparations for Cinderella. Our guests were invited to watch rehearsals, sample canapés provided by The Bungo Bar and Kitchen, and meet our dancers who modelled stunning pieces from Lyon & Turnbull’s upcoming Select Jewellery and Watches Sale. Thank you to all who attended this successful evening!

Pointe Perfect

At Pointe Perfect on Wednesday 10 June 2015, Sophie Simpson from Freed of London demonstrated the tremendous amount of work that pointe shoe-makers and dancers alike put into their bespoke shoes—before they even set foot on the stage. And did you know, all Freed pointe shoes are biodegradable!