About NBT

Northern Ballet Theatre (NBT) is a touring narrative dance company, based in Leeds, whose distinctive blend of classical dance and theatre is renowned for captivating new audiences. For up to 30 weeks of the year NBT’s company of 40 dancers, lead by Artistic Director David Nixon, tour a combination of new work and acclaimed repertory pieces to all four UK countries and overseas. This extensive touring schedule demonstrates NBT’s commitment to providing opportunities for all people to have access to excellence in dance performance and participation.

Founded in 1969, NBT was the first ballet company in England to be based outside London. In 2004, 2005 and 2006 NBT won the Audience Award at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards, the only category to be voted for entirely by the public, making NBT the nation’s favourite dance company.

In the 2005/6 season, NBT gave 160 performances to well over 130,000 people. David Nixon, Artistic Director, was voted Dance Europe’s Director of the Year in 2003 and 2006, he is the only Artisitc Director to have won the award more than once.

This season will see the world premiere of a new version of The Nutcracker, a revival of the critically acclaimed dance version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and performances of NBT’s classic adaptation of Romeo & Juliet.

visit the website for detailed info on the tour:


Romeo & Juliet

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