Birmingham Royal Ballet will once again be splitting in two for simultaneous tours at opposite ends of the country. Tickets are not yet on sale, however full repertory details and names of some venues have already been released along with performance dates.

The tours are designed to showcase Birmingham Royal Ballet’s work in the wider regions surrounding some of the Company’s ‘core’ touring venues in the North East and South West of England.

Now in its seventh year, the endeavour features works highlighting the diverse stregth of the Company’s repertoire. Both the North East and South West legs includes a highlight from the Company’s 2009 season, a preview of what’s to come later in 2010, and ballets from the very first of these regional tour back in 2004.

Details confirmed to date are as follows (further venues TBA):

North East:
Allegri diversi
Grosse Fuge
The Centre and its Opposite

North/East venues announced so far can be found here

South West:
The Dance House
Slaughter on 10th Avenue

South-West venues announced so far can be found here

Cheif Executive Christopher Barron recently said: ‘Initially an experiment, these tours have swiftly become a key part of our UK touring activity, allowing us to engage with audiences just beyond the reach of some of our most valued core touring venues. In instances where people feel they live just too far away to come and see us in Plymouth or Sunderland, we are proud that year after year we are able to bring the work of Birmingham Royal Ballet closer to home.

‘It is of great credit to the Company that we are able to stage these ballets – the same ballets that form parts of our home seasons at Birmingham Hippodrome – in such a large number of different theatres and in such a short space of time.

‘The fruits of these labours have always been met with a great reception from all audiences on these tours, and Birmingham Royal Ballet looks forward to playing to even more people in 2010.’