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16th October 2018

Get a ‘Step Closer’ with Northern Ballet

For a unique insight into the life of a world-class touring ballet company, join Northern Ballet for Step Closer events at Belfast Grand Opera House when they visit us with their brand new ballet, Victoria.

Pre-show talk
Thursday 30 May 2019 | Shakespeare Rooms, 6.30 – 7pm
Book your free place at Box Office by calling 028 9024 1919

Join Northern Ballet’s Learning team to discover more about the Company and their new production Victoria, which brings the sensational story of one of Britain’s best loved monarchs to life.

 

Touch Tour Insight for visually impaired patrons
Saturday 1 June 2019 | Shakespeare Rooms, 12 – 1.15pm
Book your free place at Box Office by calling 028 9024 1919

Visually impaired patrons can attend a free Touch Tour Insight event, which introduces elements of the production to aide in your understanding of ballet and the audio described performance. You can hear a description of the scenery, feel the props and costumes and discover the shapes and quality of the movement from the ballet with the aid of Northern Ballet dancers.

No previous dance experience is required – you may enjoy the event from the comfort of your chair, or the more energetic can partner up with one of the dancers and be guided through steps from the show. Please note this event is suitable for those with a visual impairment and their companions only. Assistance dogs are welcome. For more information or to book, please contact Box Office on 028 9024 1919.

 

Victoria audio described performance
Saturday 1 June 2019, 2.30pm
Book your free place at Box Office by calling 028 9024 1919

A live description of Victoria for visually impaired patrons, transmitted through a headset. The description includes pre-show notes, which give a detailed description of the set, costumes, story and characters 15 minutes before the performance is due to start.

The performance will then be brought to life in your mind’s eye with a detailed description of the movement, action and drama that takes place to music played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia. Assistance dogs are welcome. For more information or to book, please contact Box Office on 028 9024 1919.

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