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Ballet in London

From traditional ballet shows to more experimental productions, immerse yourself in stunning ballet performances in London.
A ballet dancer in a beautiful white dress stands in the middle of a snowy forest holding a nutcracker doll out in front of her.
English National Ballet's The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum. Image courtesy of English National Ballet.

London's beautiful ballet venues and theatres include world-famous Royal Opera House, with its opulent, velvet-clad theatre space; the equally stunning and ornate London Coliseum; and Sadler's Wells, with its more modern and intimate setting.

You can browse London’s best ballet venues and companies below. For more shows, or if you'd like to learn how to dance, check out these guides to London's best dance shows and dance classes.

English National Ballet

See the English National Ballet bring stories to life through dance, with music from the English National Ballet Philharmonic Orchestra, at venues across London, including Sadler’s Wells theatre and the London Coliseum.

The Royal Ballet

Watch one of the world’s most famous classical ballet companies, The Royal Ballet, perform at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Royal Opera House

Visit the Royal Opera House, home of the Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera and the Royal Opera House Orchestra. Find out about its history on a behind-the-scenes tour – you might even catch a glimpse of the Royal Ballet rehearsing.

London Coliseum

Enjoy incredible opera, classical music and ballet performances at the London Coliseum, which is home to the English National Opera.

Sadler’s Wells

Don’t miss a chance to catch a ballet show at Sadler’s Wells. The iconic London venue is one of the world’s leading performing arts venues, bringing international and UK dance stars to London.

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