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Varna International Ballet and Orchestra


This winter, Varna International Ballet and Orchestra bring much-loved classical ballets, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty to Edinburgh.

dancers performing the swan lake at varna international ballet and orchestra
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18th January 2024 - 20th January 2024
Tickets from £24.25 per person plus booking

Venue Accessibility

Level access to main entrance

Partial wheelchair access

Renowned for its award-winning soloists from the UK, France, Italy and Spain, and magnificent corps de ballet, the company has been delighting audiences for decades at home in Bulgaria and abroad with its performances of the highest quality.

As part of their 2024 tour, Varna International Ballet and Orchestra will be entertaining audiences in Edinburgh in January with three captivating shows:

18 January 2024

Varna International Ballet – Sleeping Beauty. The favourite fairy tale, this is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy struggles against the evil Carabosse.

19 January 2024

Varna International Ballet – The Nutcracker. As midnight strikes on Christmas Eve we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems. Toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins…

20 January 2024

Varna International Ballet – Swan Lake. The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

For more information and to book tickets to all performances see Edinburgh Playhouse.