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Ballet and dance shown on Sky Arts 2 in summer

Broadcasts include further chances to see The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and Swan Lake.

By Lottie Butler (Former Assistant Content Producer (News and Social Media))

22 May 2014 at 11.29am | 8 Comments

Over the summer, Sky Arts is  broadcasting a number of Royal Ballet productions, including La bayadèreThe Metamorphosis, Giselle, The Sleeping BeautyAlice's Adventures in Wonderland and Swan Lake.

Full details of upcoming Sky Arts broadcasts:

  • La bayadère
 22 May (8pm), 30 May (2pm), 28 July (8pm), 28 July (3am), 29 July (8am).
    Tamara Rojo as Nikiya, Carlos Acosta as Solar, Marianela Nuñez as Gamzatti.
  • The Metamorphosis 
28 May (4.50pm).
    Edward Watson as Gregor Samsa.
  • Giselle 
28 May (8pm), 30 May (6pm), 1 June (4am).
    Natalia Osipova as Giselle, Carlos Acosta as Albrecht.
  • The Sleeping Beauty
 7 July (8pm), 7 July (2am), 8 July (8am), 12 July (2pm), 13 July (9.30pm).
    Lauren Cuthbertson as Aurora, Sergei Polunin as Prince Florimund.
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
 14 July (8pm), 14 July (2am), 15 July (8am), 19 July (2pm), 20 July (9.30pm).
    Sarah Lamb as Alice, Federico Bonelli as Jack/The Knave of Hearts.
  • Swan Lake
 21 July (8pm), 21 July (3am), 22 July (8am), 26 July (2pm), 27 July (9.30pm).
    Zenaida Yanowsky as Odette, Nehemiah Kish as Prince Siegfried.

Broadcast times are subject to change, so do check Sky Arts listings for final confirmation, and to find out what other dance programmes they are screening this summer.

Behind the scenes films about all these Royal Ballet productions can be found on our YouTube Channel

By Lottie Butler (Former Assistant Content Producer (News and Social Media))

22 May 2014 at 11.29am

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, broadcast, giselle, La Bayadere, Production, Royal Ballet, Sky Arts, Swan Lake, Television, The Metamorphosis, The Royal Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty

This article has 8 comments

  1. Robin Smith responded on 23 May 2014 at 2:16pm Reply

    Are they the casts per the released DVDs or the casts per later Cinema live transmissions (often never or not yet available on DVD) ?

    I'm always interested in seeing different casts in the same productions but already have the released DVDs. I suspect I am not alone.

    • Ellen West (Head of Product Management) responded on 25 May 2014 at 10:32pm

      Dear Robin

      I will check the casting and come back to you.

      Best wishes


    • Ellen West (Head of Product Management) responded on 29 May 2014 at 2:33pm

      Dear Robin

      We have now added this information to the news post.

      Best wishes


  2. Eleanor Fullalove responded on 28 May 2014 at 8:42pm Reply

    Watching Giselle now - first time I've ever seen it!

    • Ellen West (Head of Product Management) responded on 28 May 2014 at 10:13pm

      Hope that you're enjoying the performance!

      Best wishes


  3. Barrie V. Thomas responded on 29 July 2014 at 9:53am Reply

    Is it possible to receive Sky Arts 2 broadcasts in Kenya, where I live. Is there re-transmission by satellite? Specifically, I understand that 'Bolshoi Unseen' presented by Deborah Bull will be repeated in August. When will that be?

    Many thanks, Barrie Thomas.

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 31 July 2014 at 10:25am

      Hi Barrie,

      We'd suggest contacting Sky or your local satellite provider for this information. We're not aware of the transmission date for the Bolshoi programme and would recommend keeping an eye on Sky's website:


      ROH Content Producer

  4. Lisa responded on 17 October 2014 at 11:41pm Reply


    Are there any Royal Ballet productions being shown on Sky Arts throughout this later portion of the year?

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