Audio Described Performance of The Nutcracker – Leeds Grand Theatre

Northern Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker tours to Leeds Grand Theatre from Wednesday 29 November- Sunday 10 December 2023. There will be an audio described performance of The Nutcracker on Saturday 2 December at 2.00pm, with pre-show notes starting at 1.45pm.  

A free Touch Tour Insight will take place at 11.45-1.00pm on the same day. 

Christmas isn’t complete until you’ve experienced the magic of Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

Share in Clara’s adventures as she is swept away by her Nutcracker Prince into an enchanting winter wonderland. Don’t miss dazzling dancing snowflakes, the famous Sugar Plum Fairy and the notorious Mouse King in the ultimate festive entertainment.

Performed to Tchaikovsky’s enduring score, played live by Northern Ballet SinfoniaThe Nutcracker awakens childlike imagination in us all.

Tickets for the audio described performance are priced from £15 per person, the same rate is available for a companion where required. To book tickets or for more information, please call the theatre’s access line on 0113 205 3899. 

Please make sure to specify that you are booking for an audio described performance and let the access line operator know if you have any access needs. To book your free place on the Touch Tour Insight, please let the operator know that you wish to attend. 

The live audio description will be delivered by ex-premier dancer Pippa Moore MBE and a specialist Vocaleyes practitioner, bringing the performance to life in your mind’s eye with vivid descriptions of the movement, action and drama that takes place on stage. 

At our free Touch Tour Insight Talk, you will gain a deeper understanding of The Nutcracker as you hear descriptions of the scenery, with the opportunity to see and feel some of the costumes.

The pre-show notes will take place in the auditorium through your headset or device 15 minutes before the performance begins. The notes offer a detailed description of the set, costumes, story, and characters from The Nutcracker

Please contact the theatre for the latest information regarding their Covid-19 safety procedures.

For more information about Northern Ballet’s productions and audio described performances please contact the Northern Ballet Learning team, We look forward to welcoming you and hope that you enjoy the show! 

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