Gala programme
Gala with signature works of The Royal Ballet's repertoire


Winter Dreams (Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan)
The Sleeping Beauty "Rose Adage" (Choreography: Marius Petipa)
Manon - Pas de deux from Act 1 (Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan)
Ondine - Pas de deux (Choreography: Frederick Ashtonn)
Romeo and Juliet - Pas de deux from Act 1 (Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan)
Symphony in C (Choreography: George Balanchine)

The Gala programme will be an exuberant showcase of excerpts from signature works of The Royal Ballet's repertory performed by the Company's roster of acclaimed artists and Principal dancers.

The Sleeping Beauty has long been associated with The Royal Ballet's distinguished Prima Ballerina Assoluta Margot Fonteyn, whose centenary is celebrated this year. Her memory is also enshrined in the ballet Ondine, created for her by the Company's Founding Choreographer Frederick Ashton. The profound impact of Kenneth MacMillan's dramatic creativity is illustrated in the gripping narrative of Manon, Romeo and Juliet and Winter Dreams. The astonishing artistic breadth of The Royal Ballet today will also be demonstrated in George Balanchine's Symphony in C, set to Georges Bizet's Symphony No. 1, which is a dazzling showcase for the entire Company and Principal dancers.

Join us for this euphoric, scintillating Gala!

Margot Fonteyn

Royal Ballet Prima Ballerina Assoluta Margot Fonteyn was an iconic figure in British ballet. With Ninette do Valois and Frederick Ashton, she was instrumental in shaping the Company and was particularly renowned for her performances in the classics and as a muse for Ashton. 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Margot Fonteyn's birth.

Frederick Ashton

Founding Choreographer of The Royal Ballet Frederick Ashton was one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. In his work with the Company, he developed the distinctive 'English style', and left a vast corpus of works that are regularly performed by The Royal Ballet and companies around the world.

Kenneth MacMillan

Kenneth MacMilan was one of the leading choreographers of his generation. His close association with The Royal Ballet began when he joined Sadler's Wells School (now The Royal Ballet School) aged 15. His ballets are distinguished by their penetrating psychological insight and expressive use of classical language.

*Programme and casting as of 13 June 2019 are subject to change. Changes in the programme or the cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.