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Christmas at The Dancehouse

Drawing upon the essence of music and dance, inspired by the beauty and wonder of the Winter's most wonderful time of year, Manchester City Ballet proudly presents its seasonal performance this December. The evening is brought to life with works from the timeless ballet Coppélia culminating in a range of dance works and song taking inspiration from classic to contemporary pieces.

In his cluttered workshop, an eccentric toymaker wishes nothing more than for his latest creation to come to life unaware of what mischief awaits. The toymaker is fooled by a local village girl, Swanhilda, that his creation has indeed come to life. Her deception is later revealed but all is soon forgiven concluding with the wedding of Swanhilda and her sweetheart Franz. Colourful costumes, lively characters and beautiful music by Léo Delibes all combine to create a magical and comical classic that warms and entertains.

The second part finds itself in a scenic park where the magic of Christmas is in the air. Friends and family come together, children frolic, play and skate and elderly gentlemen reminisce about yesteryear... one and all full of the joy that comes with this special night. Set to music and dance you know and love, including pieces such as the Radetzky March and the Trish Trash Polka. Other works include a pas de deux Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas as well as a Venetian Waltz.

Christmas at The Dancehouse is the perfect enchanting evening for dance enthusiasts and family alike.


Thursday 5th December - 7.30pm
Friday 6th December - 7.30pm
Saturday 7th December - 2.30pm
Saturday 7th December - 7.30pm


Tickets are priced from £15 - £10.

Group bookings

Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at £8 by contacting our box office on 0161 237 9753.

School Groups & Dance Organisations

Groups of 20 or more can purchase tickets at £7 with a complimentary ticket for every 10 purchased. Please email boxoffice@thedancehouse.co.uk stating the amount of people in your group and your organisation's details to place your reservation.


The Dancehouse Box Office

T. 0161 237 9753*

T. 0161 832 1111*

* Booking fees apply


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