Image: English National Ballet's home on London City Island © Michael Molloy.

English National Ballet performances, events, workshops and classes affected by COVID-19.

We thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this period of uncertainty. Our thoughts and best wishes are with everyone who is being affected by this situation and we hope to see you again soon.

Following government advice about Coronavirus COVID-19, the performances, events, workshops and classes listed below have been cancelled.

When will English National Ballet performances resume?

Click here to read about our digital Autumn 2020 season.

ENB and the theatres to which we tour all continue to respond and adapt to government guidelines regarding large gatherings indoors. We have cancelled a number of performances (see below) and announced a run at Sadler’s Wells Theatre on 19-21 November.

 

When will English National Ballet classes return?

At the moment we are unable to say with certainty when Classes for All will resume.

English National Ballet has recently opened some studio space in its home at London City Island for its dancers to start preparing for their return to work in the coming weeks. However, in the interest of maintaining a COVID-secure environment and in line with government advice, the building remains closed to the public at this time.

As soon as we are in a position to open the building to the public safely, and to commence dance classes, we will notify all previous Classes attendees and update our web page.

In the meantime, visit our ENB at HOME page for free online classes. Did you take part in an online class or watched an ENB at Home video? If so, please fill out our survey.

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Which events are cancelled/postponed?

Creature

Sadler’s Wells, London – 1 – 8 Apr 2020
Sadler’s Wells, London – 11 – 15 Nov 2020
Bristol Hippodrome – 18 – 21 Nov 2020
The Box Offices are contacting bookers directly. Creature will receive its UK premiere at Sadler’s Wells in September 2021. Tickets are now on sale.

 

My First Ballet: Cinderella

  • Peacock Theatre, London – 9 – 18 Apr 2020
  • Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe – 25 – 26 Apr 2020
  • Churchill Theatre, Bromley – 9 – 10 May 2020
  • Richmond Theatre – 27 – 31 May 2020

The theatres’ box offices will be contacting bookers directly.

My First Ballet will return in 2021 with Swan Lake. Tickets are on sale for performances at the Peacock Theatre, London.

 

Emerging Dancer

The performance at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall has been cancelled. Southbank Centre has contacted bookers directly.

This year’s competition was live streamed 22 September.

 

Swan Lake in-the-round

Performances at the Royal Albert Hall (17 – 28 Jun 2020) have been cancelled. The Royal Albert Hall has contacted bookers directly.

 

Raymonda

Manchester Palace Theatre – 15 – 17 Oct 2020
The Mayflower, Southampton – 21 – 24 Oct 2020
Milton Keynes Theatre – 28 – 31 Oct 2020
London Coliseum – 7 – 16 January 2021

We are sorry that the premiere of Raymonda has been postponed. If you booked tickets to watch the production on our Autumn tour or at the London Coliseum, the theatres’ box offices will be in touch directly to arrange a refund or credit.

Nutcracker

London Coliseum – 10 December 2020 – 3 January 2021

We’re sorry to announce the cancellation of our Nutcracker season at the London Coliseum. We are, however, delighted that our Christmas ballet tradition can continue with Nutcracker Delights, a specially adapted selection of highlights for socially distanced audiences.

If you had purchased tickets for Nutcracker, the Box Office you booked with will be in touch to discuss next steps.

 

Classes

All taster classes (w/c 6 Apr 2020) and Spring term (w/c 13 Apr – w/c 29 Jun 2020)
Participants have been contacted. If you have not heard from us, please check your Spam folder, or email us at info@ballet.org.uk

At the moment, we are unable to say with certainty when our Classes for All programme will return to our studios.

 

Workshops

Participants have been contacted. If you have not heard from us, please check your Spam folder, or email us at info@ballet.org.uk

Events

Bookers have been contacted. If you have not heard from us, please check your Spam folder, or email us at info@ballet.org.uk

Engagement groups and projects

This page will be updated as the situation evolves.