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What’s On September – November 2014 dance




Phoenix Dance Theatre

Box Office 0113 220 8008

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Box Office 0113 220 8008

Book Online

Welcome to autumn 2014 at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre. We’re an intimate, 230 seat theatre based inside the stunning home of Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre on Quarry Hill, Leeds.

The Urban Playground Team

Ballet Black

Run This Town

Mixed Programme

Thursday 02 October at 7.30pm

Thursday 06 – Friday 07 November at 7.30pm

As seen on Sky1’s Got To Dance, The Urban Playground Team are the original PerformanceParkour company. Parkour (free running) is moving though any terrain using only the abilities of your body and the surroundings – this involves running, jumping, climbing and vaulting. In Run This Town a group of hi-rise city workers climb the career ladder, slide on the slippery slope of success, engage in an office romance and fight to make a killing before they get the push. Book now to see this exciting and awe-inspiring Company.

“A dazzling display of rapid vaults, synchronised tumbles and gravitydefying spins” The Irish Times

Following acclaimed performances in 2013, Ballet Black make a welcome return to the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre with a new Mixed Programme. The Company are delighted to present exciting new ballets from two of Britain’s best choreographers: Two of a Kind by Christopher Marney (War Letters) and Martin Lawrance’s Limbo. Award-winning dance maker Arthur Pita creates Ballet Black’s newest narrative ballet, Olivier Award nominated A Dream Within A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Winners of the 2012 Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Independent Company, Ballet Black’s talented and dynamic dancers are not to be missed.

“The Company have never looked better.” The Independent

Tickets £10.00 & Concessions £8.00

Tickets £17.50 & Concessions £15.00


Phoenix Dance Theatre Phoenix @ Home – Tenacity Wednesday 24 – Saturday 27 September at 7.30pm Phoenix Dance Theatre presents a mixed programme celebrating 50 years of the Civil Rights Act; an act that allowed voices to be heard and actions to have meaning. Curated to reflect the company’s engagement with its heritage, the pieces in this moving programme pay homage to the development of Civil Rights across the world. The evening opens with Jane Dudley’s film Harmonica Breakdown showing the making of her renowned solo choreographed in 1939. The film was her response to the Depression and family life in the ‘dustbowl’ of middle America. Alessandra Seutin’s 1976 tells the story of the Soweto uprising in South Africa, where a group of children were shot dead amidst a bloody protest for their rights. Gary Lambert’s Longevity is an emotional duet inspired by the speech that was famously delivered by Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights March in Washington in 1963. Warren Adams’ The Audacious One is based on Barack Obama’s landmark speech The Audacity of Hope and examines the question ‘What do we do once we agree to disagree?’ Age guidance 8+

“You will never have seen dance like this before” The Press

“Sharon Watson has not put a foot wrong since becoming Phoenix Dance Theatre’s artistic director in 2009. She has built on the company’s heritage, not simply dipping into the back catalogue but building on the qualities we have come to associate with Phoenix since its early days - daring, exciting, dynamic choreography danced with vigour, enjoyment and pride.” The Stage

Tickets £15.00 & Concessions £10.00



An Evening of Mediumship

Northern Ballet

with TV Psychic Tony Stockwell

Elves & the Shoemaker

Wednesday 08 October at 8.00pm

Monday 27 October – Saturday 01 November

The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones, all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. Tickets £20.50 & £18.50

After the fantastic sell-out success of Ugly Duckling (pictured above) and Three Little Pigs, as seen on CBeebies, make sure you don’t miss Northern Ballet’s latest ballet for children. A poor and kind-hearted shoemaker receives some much-needed help from a mysterious maker of magical shoes. Retelling the famous Brothers Grimm story, Elves & the Shoemaker is the perfect opportunity to introduce your little ones to live ballet, music and theatre. These child friendly performances will last approximately 40 minutes.


Performances 11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.00pm (Friday 31 October performances 11.00am 1.30pm & 3.30pm)


Tickets £5.00 & Children £4.00 If you’re bringing a child aged two or under you will need to purchase a Babe in Arms ticket for £1.00 to allow them to sit on your lap.

Splendid Productions Woyzeck Thursday 23 October at 4.30pm & 7.00pm Madness, murder, passion and peas in Splendid’s creative adaptation of Büchner’s gothic classic. With nothing but a trunk-full of junk, three talented performers piece together the disturbing tale of the murderous soldier Franz Woyzeck in an exhilarating mix of comedy, tragedy, puppetry and song.


Tickets £10.00 & Concessions £8.00 Group rate available - £7 tickets for groups of 10+

Relaxed Performance Friday 31 October, 11.00am. Aimed at anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment including people with a learning disability. Contact the Box Office for details.

Special family lunch package For Elves & the Shoemaker we will be offering special lunch deals, no need to book. Kids Sandwich, fruit, drink and a biscuit £3.50 Adults Sandwich or salad pot, crisps, hot or cold drink £4.50


Planning your visit Seating plan Rows A-K are tiered, offering a clear view wherever you are sat. Rows AA-DD are flat on a level with the stage and may not be available for every performance – please check this online or with the Box Office. Concessions Children under 12, students, the unwaged, over 65s and Friends of Northern Ballet are entitled to concessions where available. A patron with a disability is entitled to one ticket at a concessionary price and one free seat for a carer. £5 tickets for ages 26 and under Where the symbol is shown patrons aged 26 and under can purchase £5 tickets. Proof of eligibility required. Subject to availability. Families We are a family friendly venue with baby changing facilities, pram storage and level access. We also have a number of booster seats available. Winner of the best family friendly theatre in Yorkshire in the Netmums Theatre Awards. Winner of Best Family Venue, Best Family Welcome and Best Family Event for the 2013 Family Arts Festival awards. Access We are fully accessible. For more details about access and our facilities please visit, call 0113 220 8008 or email

How to find us We’re situated inside Northern Ballet’s building on Quarry Hill, Leeds City Centre next to BBC Yorkshire, Leeds College of Music, The Wardrobe Restaurant and Bar and West Yorkshire Playhouse. Getting here & parking Parking is available next to the theatre or at the nearby NCP. Our postcode for your Sat Nav is LS2 7PA. Leeds City Bus Station is just a two minute walk away whilst Leeds Railway Station is a 15 minute walk away. For routes and timetables visit Café Bar Our Café Bar serves a range of food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and will be open preperformance and during the interval on show days. Terms & Conditions For our full terms and conditions please visit

Pre-theatre dinner Make your evening extra special with a delicious pre-performance dinner. Available at selected performances. For more details email

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre has signed up to the Family Arts Standards. We welcome families and to help you enjoy your experience we are committed to ensuring that we meet these Standards. Visit to find out more.

Box Office 0113 220 8008

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24 – 27 September

Phoenix Dance Theatre Phoenix @ Home – Tenacity


02 October

The Urban Playground Team Run This Town


08 October

Tony Stockwell An Evening of Mediumship


23 October

Splendid Productions Woyzeck


27 October – 01 November

Northern Ballet Elves & the Shoemaker


06 – 07 November

Ballet Black Mixed Programme


Outside company have hired the venue.

Ballet Black

The Urban Playground Team

How to book Online

Visit us online at where you can pick your own seats and have your tickets sent straight to your inbox.

By Phone

In Person

Visit us at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA.

Opening Hours

We are open for telephone and in person bookings from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays.

0113 220 8008

Hours subject to change. May vary at certain times of the year.

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The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre is located within Northern Ballet’s headquarters and is solely owned and run by Northern Ballet. Northern Ballet registered charity no 259140, company registration no 947096, VAT no 146630766. All prices quoted are inclusive of VAT at the current rate. Northern Ballet Theatre Ltd trading as Northern Ballet. Registered in England and Wales. Company limited by guarantee and share capital. The information contained in this brochure is correct at the time of printing. Northern Ballet reserves the right to make alterations where necessary without prior notice.

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