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With Nutcracker just around the corner, the festive countdown is on!

If you’re in need of some gift inspiration for the ballet lover in your life, look no further!

From magical performances and online classes to special mementos and memberships, we have ballet gift ideas perfect for any balletomane. Check out our ballet lovers’ gift guide below!

Swan Lake in-the-round © Laurent Liotardo
English National Ballet in Derek Deane's Swan Lake in-the-round © Laurent Liotardo

Ballet tickets

For those who love the thrill of live performances, or have never seen one, a ticket to the ballet makes an unforgettable gift.

Whisk them off to the magical dreamland of Nutcracker, the most beloved of all Christmas ballet shows, or sweep them away with the tragic romance of Mary Skeaping’s Giselle – we perform both productions at the London Coliseum in this winter.

How about an invitation to the grandest of spectacles with Swan Lake in-the-round at the Royal Albert Hall in June? Now that would be something very exciting to look forward to.

Our season also includes the UK premiere of Johan Inger’s intense reimagining of Carmen at Sadler’s Wells in the Spring, and a perfect family day out with My First Ballet: Swan Lake (for children aged 3+) at the Peacock Theatre in the Easter holidays

Visit our production pages for more information and booking links

Nuts-poster

A beautiful poster

A range of our gorgeous posters from past and present productions are available to buy from our shop.

Whether their favourite production is Nutcracker or Akram Khan’s Giselle, we have something to enliven their walls. The print-on-demand posters are available in a range of sizes and formats.

Visit our shop to see more

Adult Ballet Class © Thomas Stroppel
Adult Ballet Class © Thomas Stroppel

A term of ballet classes

Treat a ballet lover to a term’s worth of classes held onsite at English National Ballet in our beautiful studios!

We offer ballet classes at all levels of experience, contemporary dance, and BalletFit classes to support fitness and technique. Dancers can take inspiration from taking class in the same studios our Company dancers use every day for class and rehearsal.

Classes at ENB are taught by highly experienced professional dance artists, accompanied live by a pianist, and offer a great opportunity to learn in a welcoming and friendly environment.

See all available classes here.

 

ENB membership

Make the wonder of Christmas last all year for someone special.

With a Friends membership, they’ll enjoy 12 months of offers and discounts to performances, access to special events (including the chance to watch our productions before they open at our Working Stage Rehearsals!), priority booking, and be kept up to date with all things ENB.

Find out more

English National Ballet in Akram Khan's Giselle © Laurent Liotardo
English National Ballet in Akram Khan's Giselle © Laurent Liotardo

Ballet on Demand gift

Head to Ballet on Demand, where you can gift a rental of one of our popular ballets – so the dance lover in your life can enjoy our performances from the comfort of home!

Titles include Akram Khan’s Giselle, Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, La Sylphide and more: simply click “Gift this”, and you can enter a short message, and a delivery date for their gift email. Why not plan to surprise them during the lull between Christmas and New Year?

Explore Ballet on Demand

BalletActive
Beginners Ballet with Sarah Kundi on BalletActive

BalletActive subscription

Give the gift of dance with a subscription to our online studio, BalletActive. A range of classes are available for all abilities and levels, from Beginners to Advanced, to train at home.

You can easily gift a 1 to 12-month subscription: they’ll be grand jeté-ing into 2024!

 

An Invitation to the Ballet Theatre - book

An Invitation to the Ballet Theatre book

Share your love of ballet with little ones. With this magical children’s book complete with beautiful illustrations, they’ll get a special behind-the-scenes look at what happens during a ballet performance.

Open the large gatefolds to display the costume department, the set-building workshops and a performance live on stage. Learn about famous ballets such as Romeo & Juliet and Swan Lake as you turn the pages.

Produced in consultation with English National Ballet’s Ballet Futures: The Pipeline Project.

Buy it here

Merry Christmas from all of us at English National Ballet!