Theatre Preview: Birmingham Royal Ballet

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On 7 May 2022 Royal Concert Hall plays host to Birmingham Royal Ballet’s music and dance events. In the afternoon there is a family friendly event and then in the evening the grown-ups will be spoilt with a the 60 strong royal ballet sinfonia performing alongside the world class dancers.

Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to Nottingham for the first time in six years and takes to the Royal Concert Hall stage for the first time with a family-friendly afternoon of discovering music and dance, and an evening of sumptuous orchestral pieces and ballet extracts that showcase the Royal Ballet Sinfonia alongside BRB’s world-class dancers.

Carlos Acosta said: ‘Our Music and Dance events provide the perfect opportunity to showcase our orchestra and dancers as they all take to the stage. It’s wonderful to shine a light on our musicians who are usually largely out of sight in the pit! The interplay of music and dance in these events creates a unique dynamic that also serves to introduce ballet to classical music fans and classical music to fans of ballet, but also it is, purely and simply, a wonderful way to spend an afternoon or evening with young family members and friends. We’re so happy to be back in Nottingham after six years and at the Royal Concert Hall for the first time.’

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Discover Dance & Music

Everyone’s welcome at this family-friendly afternoon of music and dance. Host Shireenah Ingram and conductor Phil Ellis invite families to meet the instruments of the 60-strong Royal Ballet Sinfonia, as well as presenting BRB’s world-class dancers in highlights including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, La Fille mal gardée and other classic ballets. The perfect introduction to ballet and classical music, audiences can expect plenty of fun, games and animal antics at this highly accessible event.

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An Evening of Music & Dance
Presented by ex BBC and ITV anchor and reporter Dominic Heale, BRB’s Evening of Music and Dance has long been a smash hit with audiences – and, for the company’s return to Nottingham, the programme features a glorious gala selection of works hand-picked especially by Carlos Acosta, BRB’s Director, and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

BRB’s brilliant dancers will be taking to the stage to perform such much-loved classics as the famous Bluebird pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty. And as ever, the music, including Wagner’s rousing Ride of the Valkyries, will be performed live by the magnificent Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by BRB Principal Conductor, Paul Murphy. Join us in this uplifting celebration of music and dance.

Ticket Information:

Discover Dance & Music
Saturday 7 May, 2.30pm
Recommended for ages 4 – 12.
Tickets are from £15 plus discounts for families – get yours at

An Evening of Music & Dance
Saturday 7 May, 7.30pm
Tickets are from £18 – get yours here at

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