Royal Ballet School 2024 Summer Performances tickets, Opera House Linbury Theatre London, Holland Park venue

Royal Ballet School 2024 Summer Performances, London

8 April 2024

Tickets Now On Sale for Captivating Performances!

Royal Ballet School 2024 Summer Performances

Royal Ballet School’s Captivating 2024 Summer Performances Tickets Sale

Every year, audiences gather in London to enjoy the highlight of The Royal Ballet School’s annual events calendar: the Summer Performances. Dancers from all year groups take to the stage in eight shows. During these shows, they give exceptional performances that showcase the techniques they have honed throughout the academic year.

The Summer Performances mark one of the many chances students receive to dance on big, public stages. Live performance opportunities help students learn how to create magical, immersive experiences for audiences. They also help students prepare — both physically and mentally — to take part in productions.

Now that The Royal Ballet School has announced the 2024 Summer Performance dates, many have already reserved their tickets.

Three High-Profile Venues for the 2024 Summer Performances

This year, the Summer Performances will take place across three venues, delighting family, friends, Royal Ballet School supporters, and ballet enthusiasts alike. Audience members will once again enjoy watching the School’s rising ballet stars. Many of these dancers will go on to shine in acclaimed ballet productions when they graduate.

The three venues include:

  • The Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre: Students will perform twice at this theatre as part of the Next Generation Festival from 19-20 June.
  • Opera Holland Park: Students will partake in five performances at this open-air theatre from 26-29 June.
  • The Royal Opera House’s main stage: Students will close off the performances with a matinée show at this treasured theatre on 6 July. The final show will finish with all 220 students gathering onstage to perform the joyful “Grand Défilé” (or “big show”).

A full orchestra will accompany the dancers at the matinée performance.

A Blend of Modern and Traditional Styles

As always, audiences can look forward to a vibrant selection of routines at this year’s Summer Performances. Artistic Director Christopher Powney has carefully curated pieces that spotlight students’ artistic flair and technical excellence.

Audiences can expect to see performances that span the breadth of the ballet art form from dancers aged 11-19. The School will bring the next generation of choreographic styles to the stage alongside works      that celebrate the timelessness of classical ballet.

The Summer Performances will also feature two brand-new works     . Alumni Gemma Bond and Ashley Page have choreographed these pieces for current students.

The School often commissions emerging and established choreographers to create works for the Summer Performances. These choreographers create their work in the School’s studios and collaborate with the students who will perform these pieces.

Vibrant Royal Ballet School Performances to Look Forward to

The Royal Ballet School looks forward to bringing many showstopping pieces to the stage in 2024. These will include:

  • Excerpts from Marius Petipa’s Paquita, which tells the story of a heroine who is abducted by Romani people as an infant. One of these excerpts will be a mazurka — White Lodge students will perform this Polish folk dance, which originated in the 16th century.
  • Excerpts from Act I of Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot’s Giselle. This ballet tells the story of a gamekeeper and a duke who each hopes to pursue peasant girl Giselle in a medieval Rhineland village.
  • Helgi Tómasson’s Concerto Grosso, a poetic piece that five male soloists perform. Of these five, one dancer leads with pirouettes, big jumps, and petit
  • Didy Veldman’s TooT, originally created for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal in 2008. The Royal Ballet School first performed this circus-like piece in 2018.
  • Jerome Robbins’ “Mistake Waltz” (set to Chopin’s Waltz in E Minor). Part of the ballet The Concert, this performance recreates the mistakes that are common in amateur ballet productions. The satirical performance will allow six female students to showcase their ability to balance artistic expression with technique.

The School will also celebrate the Founding Choreographer of The Royal Ballet Frederick Ashton by recreating his pas de deux from Rhapsody and La Valse.

Following The Highly Successful 2023 Summer Performances

Tickets are now on sale for the 2024 Summer Performances. Many of last year’s audience members are keen to return to experience the huge level of skill that the School’s dancers have developed.

The 2023 Summer Performances left audience members in awe. Reviews praised the “amazingly talented children and young dancers” and the “professionalism, attention to detail, and sheer love put into the rehearsal of (the) performance.”

Last year’s inspiring repertoire included the Vision Scene from Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote, August Bournonville’s historic vaudeville piece Konservatoriet, Goyo Montero’s contemporary work Bold, and Tales of the Unexpected, a student-choreographed piece set to Unloved’s “Tales of the Unexpected” from the TV show Killing Eve.

This year’s Summer Performances are set to be just as spellbinding. Book your tickets now.

About The Royal Ballet School

The Royal Ballet School prepares dancers for dazzling careers on iconic stages worldwide. Students in full-time training receive a comprehensive education of up to eight years. They become outstanding dancers and choreographers, both of ballet and other dance styles.

Dancers also thrive academically and receive high-level pastoral care. On top of this, they receive the support they need to protect their physical, emotional, and mental health through the School’s Healthy Dancer Programme.

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