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September – November 2018


Northern Ballet

James Wilton Dance

Wednesday 12 – Saturday 15 September

Monday 15 October

Three young choreographers. Three new short works. One unmissable experience.

James Wilton Dance, one of Europe’s most indemand dance companies, returns to Leeds this October to present The Storm, a whirlwind of lightning-fast athleticism where acrobatics, breakdancing and martial arts fuse to form dance that will blow audiences away.

Mixed Programme

The Storm

Award-winning choreographer Kenneth Tindall is one of the most exciting names in dance right now. This Mixed Programme marks his hotlyanticipated return to Northern Ballet after the smouldering success of Casanova in 2017. Morgann Runacre-Temple was choreographer in residence at Ballet Ireland for six years, and recently choreographed the award-winning dance film Curing Albrecht with English National Ballet and Manchester International Festival. An emerging choreographer from within Northern Ballet’s dancers, Mlindi Kulashe recently participated in the Company’s innovative Choreographic Workshop to develop emerging talent, and this will mark his choreographic debut.

Seven dancers of extraordinary skill, a soundtrack of specially composed thundering electro-rock music and thousands of pieces of paper combine to create a work that will astound you with its physicality and touch you emotionally in a way that words simply can’t. In this storm can you find peace? Can you find the calm eye of the storm? Will it all blow over?

Be the first to see amazing dance from some of the UK’s hottest new choreographers.

Performances 7.30pm Matinee Sat 2.30pm Tickets £22.50


Performance 7.30pm Tickets £13.50


Half term treat

Phoenix Dance Theatre

Northern Ballet

Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 October

Saturday 27 October – Saturday 03 November

Join Yorkshire’s international contemporary dance company for their eighth annual home performance in Leeds this October.

Puss in Boots is no ordinary cat. Clever and charming, he takes life in his stride and befriends everyone he meets. The only thing is, he always seems to bring his master, Jack, bad luck. Join Puss and Jack on their adventure as they meet a flurry of lovable characters, and even come face to face with royalty!

Phoenix at Home

Puss in Boots

Phoenix Dance Theatre present an unmissable evening of dance featuring Robert North’s world-renowned Troy Game. Described by the New York Times as a ‘funny and sexy romp’, Troy Game is a tongue-in-cheek parody of male machismo, specially restaged for Phoenix to include female dancers. Audiences will also experience a never-beforeseen excerpt from Kirke, a bold new piece by emerging choreographer Sandrine Monin, and Phoenix Youth Academy take to the stage in a colourful and comic new work, Spam by company dancer Michael Marquez.

Performances 7.30pm Matinee Sat 2.00pm Tickets £16.00 Concessions £13.00

Bringing this much-loved children’s story to life, Puss in Boots is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre. Book now for the purr-fect family treat this October half term.

Performances 1.00pm, 3.00pm & 5.00pm (Sat 27 Oct) 1.00pm & 3.00pm (Mon) 11.00am & 1.00pm (Tue, Wed & Thu) 11.00am , 2.00pm & 4.00pm (Fri 02 & Sat 03 Nov) Tickets £6.50, Children £5.00 Babes in arms (0-2 years) £1


The performance lasts approximately 40 minutes. Relaxed performances at 11.00am Friday 02 & Sat 03 Nov.

Ballet Black

Ballet Cymru

Friday 16 & Saturday 17 November

Thursday 29 November

Audiences can’t resist the ‘joyously unpredictable’ (The Guardian) programmes danced by Ballet Black, now back for their seventh year here in Leeds.

See award-winning Welsh dance company Ballet Cymru perform a sparkling and refreshing new ballet this November.

Double Bill

A Child’s Christmas & Poems by Dylan Thomas

As part of their latest double bill, renowned British choreographer Cathy Marston (Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre and forthcoming Victoria) has created a new narrative ballet and the first dance adaptation of Can Themba’s South African fable The Suit. Completing the evening is Arthur Pita’s Olivier nominated A Dream Within A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mixing classical and contemporary dance to get to the heart of Shakespeare’s comedy and performed to an eclectic musical soundtrack, ‘the company have never looked better’ (The Independent). Age guidance: 12+

Performances 7.30pm Tickets £17.50


Ballet Cymru presents a timeless interpretation of the Dylan Thomas classic A Child’s Christmas In Wales, narrated by Welsh icon Cerys Matthews of Catatonia. Step into the imagination of a genius and follow the company on a journey full of snow, cats and dramatic dance. Featuring choreography by Darius James and Amy Doughty, expressive costumes and original music, Ballet Cymru brings this story to life through a unique blend of classical technique and storytelling. Age guidance: 5+. Whilst this production is not a children’s show, it will delight both children and adults alike.

Performance 7.30pm Tickets £13.50


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Planning your visit Seating plan Rows A-K are tiered, offering a clear view wherever you are sat. Rows AA-DD are on a level with the stage and may not be available for every performance – please check this online or with the Box Office. Rows CC-DD are restricted view. Concessions Children under 12, students, the unwaged, over 65s, Friends of Northern Ballet and patrons with disabilities are entitled to concessions where available. A patron with a disability is always entitled to one free seat for a carer. Families We are an award-winning family friendly venue with baby changing facilities, pram storage and level access. We also have a number of booster seats available. 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 and parking Parking is available next to the theatre or at the nearby NCP. Our postcode is LS2 7PA. Leeds Bus Station is a two minute walk away and Leeds Railway Station is a 15 minute walk away. Café Bar Our Café Bar serves a range of food and drink and will be open pre-performance and during the interval on show days. How to book Visit us online at, call the Box Office on 0113 220 8008, or visit us in person at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA. Opening Hours 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Saturdays Terms & Conditions For our full terms and conditions please visit

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 commited to ensuring that we meet these Standards. Visit to find out more.

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The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre is an intimate, 230 seat theatre based inside the stunning home of Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre on Quarry Hill, Leeds.

Multi-buy offer

The more you book the more you save Save 15% when you book three shows. Save 10% when you book two shows. Only available on shows displaying the multi-buy logo. Shows must be booked at the same time. Offer will be automatically applied when booking tickets online or through the Box Office.


£5 tickets for ages 26 and under

Patrons aged 26 and under can purchase £5 tickets at selected performances in each season. Please call 0113 220 8008 to book. Subject to availability. Proof of eligibility required.

Relaxed performances Aimed at anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment including people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, Sensory or Communication Disorders, or a learning disability.

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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. 202 0374 70. All prices quoted are inclusive of VAT at the current rate. Northern Ballet Limited 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. Cover image: James Wilton Dance, photo Steve Tanner. Inside images: Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley in The Architect, photo Emma Kauldhar. James Wilton Dance, photo Steve Tanner. Phoenix Dance Theatre, photo Richard Moran. Puss in Boots, illustration Richard Barrelle. Ballet Black, photo Bill Cooper. Ballet Cymru, photo Sleepy Robot.

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Welcome to autumn 2018 at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre. We're an intimate, 230 seat theatre based inside the stunning home of Norther...