Backstage Event

English National Ballet at Unity Arts Festival

You are invited to Unity Arts Festival, a weekend of workshops, performances and exhibitions on Leamouth Peninsula, the new neighbourhood of English National Ballet.

As part of a wide programme of events taking place across London City Island, Trinity Buoy Wharf and Good Luck Hope, come and visit our new building, watch our dancers in rehearsals, or take part in dance class or workshop. It’s all free: booking essential.

Tour of our building
Sat 21 & Sun 22 Sep
Go behind the scenes and explore our new incredible facilities during this guided tour.

Family Dance Workshop
Sat 21 Sep, 10am-11am
Learn extracts from Sleeping Beauty with English National Ballet dance artists, get up-close to the dazzling tutus and experience the thrill of dancing in the studios that our ballet dancers use everyday. This workshop is suitable for children aged between 5 and 10. Adults are expected to join in with the workshop. No previous experience necessary.

Q&A with Jennie Harrington
Sat 21 Sep, 1.30pm-2.15pm
Our Artistic Assistant and former dancer Jennie Harrington gives you an insight into how our company works, and what it takes to become a ballerina.

Open Rehearsal
Sat 21 Sep, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Watch two of our Principal dancers rehearse, and see how they train and perform to the highest levels.

Youth Ballet Workshop
Sun 22 Sep, 10am-11am
Open for children aged 11-16. Take part in a ballet class, and learn extracts from our swashbuckling ballet, Le Corsaire.

BalletFit class
Sun 22 Sep, 2pm-3pm
Our ballet-inspired class is designed by dancers to increase core-strength and flexibility. BalletFit includes elements of yoga, pilates, gentle stretching and body conditioning, beginning with barre work and moving to floor-based exercises during the class. Open for over-16s only.