Leticia Dias and artists of the Royal Ballet in class, World Ballet Day 2018 © 2018 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski
Leticia Dias and artists of the Royal Ballet in class, World Ballet Day 2018 © 2018 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

World Ballet Day

On 23 October 2019, The Royal Ballet and other ballet companies around the world will be offering a unique glimpse behind the scenes with livestreamed rehearsals and interviews via YouTube and Facebook.

Find out more at www.worldballetday.com, and register to be kept up-to-date.

Events timetable

11–11.40am | Paul Hamlyn Hall | Participatory workshop | Booking required | Age 12 months to 2 and-a-half years

Explore the repertory of The Royal Ballet through creative movement and dance, accompanied by live piano music. Babies and children with their parents and carers are encouraged to move together through creative, fun and sensory participatory workshops, which are designed to complement early years development.

Monday Moves

12–12.40pm | Paul Hamlyn Hall | Demonstration | No need to book, just turn up

For over 25 years, the Royal Opera House's Monday Moves project has been challenging the art form's visual nature. This demonstration is an opportunity to learn more about the Royal Opera House's long-standing regular ballet class for visually impaired adults. There is no need to book, just turn up and watch.

1–1.45pm | Paul Hamlyn Hall | Demonstration | No need to book, just turn up

Drop by for a free lunchtime performance, featuring Royal Opera House artists and guest artists. Experience an exciting programme of free lunchtime performances inspired by the heritage of the Royal Opera House and its operas and ballets.

14.15–15.30pm | Paul Hamlyn Hall | Participatory workshop | Booking required | Age 12+

An opportunity for children and adults to learn and dance steps inspired by ballets performed at the Royal Opera House. Gain an active insight into the repertory of The Royal Ballet by learning steps and creatively exploring the choreography.

Please note that World Ballet Day events will be filmed and photographs taken. Footage and photographs may feature in our livestream and on social media.