Watch with Central School of Ballet

Central offers numerous opportunities for audiences to watch performances by students of all ages in person, virtually and on film.  The Junior School stages an annual school show for parents and there are performances by students in the Associate Programme.  Students on Central’s degree courses, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, regularly perform as part of their training and development of skills and artistry. Ballet Central, the touring company populated by final year BA (Hons) students, stages an annual special adaptation of the Nutcracker, aimed at family audiences so that young children as well as grandparents will enjoy the fantasy and sparkle of the ballet.  Ballet Central’s version of this festive ballet has been received with critical acclaim in Cambridge and can be seen this year in a unique filmed version based on the 12 Days of Christmas.  The annual Ballet Central tour takes place in the spring and summer terms, performing in towns and cities across the UK giving audiences the chance to see the company’s young and dynamic dancers showcasing newly commissioned works and celebrated masterpieces by the dance industry’s top choreographers.  MA Choreography students present a showcase of their work at the end of the academic year.

Book Tickets

Ballet Central helps make dance accessible by bringing the very best of the art-form to a town near you. Our diverse repertoire appeals to first-time audiences and makes us a firm favourite amongst dance enthusiasts. See below for where to book tickets for a show near you.

On Film

Here you will be able to see excerpts of selected repertoire from Ballet Central, Central’s graduate touring company, and trailers and special dance performances captured on film.