Birmingham Royal Ballet: An Evening of Music and Dance

Birmingham Royal Ballet, one of the world’s great ballet companies, returns to the Grand Opera House with two different shows for ballet and music lovers of all ages.

An Evening of Music and Dance showcases Birmingham Royal Ballet’s world-class orchestra, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, under the baton of Northern Ireland’s own Paul Murphy, alongside the Company’s internationally-acclaimed dancers who are joined for these performances by Belfast-born Melissa Hamilton, rising star of sister company The Royal Ballet.

Compèred by BBC Northern Ireland’s Noel Thompson, these sparkling performances will include classical pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, and orchestral highlights such as Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending and Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre.

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For Family Audiences

Peter & the Wolf, a family adventure

Saturday 9 November 2.30pm

Especially for families and younger audiences, Birmingham Royal Ballet will present a programme which includes a danced performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, and an orchestral performance of Tubby the Tuba – introduced and narrated by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s own storyteller.

The performance will also feature the famous and well-loved pas de deux from The Nutcracker. Family ticket available.



The Grand Opera House and Birmingham Royal Ballet are grateful for the support of the Arts Councils of Northern Ireland, England, Wales and Creative Scotland, who, through the Cross Border Touring partnership, are helping to fund these performances of Music and Dance.

Ballet Training Classes

Birmingham Royal Ballet Training Workshops

Friday 8 November
To celebrate the arrival of the world-renowned Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Music and Dance events at the Grand Opera House, the company is offer a series of training workshops for aspiring dancers.



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