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A ballet by Drew McOnie
with music by Grant Olding

Discover how the world's most famous sorcerer got his magic – and what he chose to do with it.

Inspired by the story of the mythical wizard, Northern Ballet's Merlin will take you on a sweeping epic adventure of heartbreak, humour and more than a little magic.

Choreographed by Olivier award-winning Drew McOnie (Broadway's King Kong and Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom), expect an enchanting spectacle.

Don't miss the legend reawakened through Northern Ballet's unrivalled blend of classical ballet and dramatic storytelling – book now.

Age Advice:

Family Friendly


Please note that this production may contain short periods of flashing and strobe lighting effects and haze effects.

Standard Pricing
Thu-Sat 7.30pm £12 to £43.50
Fri & Sat 2pm £12 to £43.50

Discounts do not apply to Fri & Sat 7.30pm performances.

Executive Membership £6 off top price tickets or 20% off Thu 7.30pm.
Under 26 £7.50 each for Rear Circle seats on 2nd and 3rd price tickets. Available on Thu and Fri 2pm and 7.30pm performances. 
Student Special £12.50 each on Thu 7.30pm on 2nd and 3rd price tickets. 
Family Ticket Up to 6 tickets at £25 each. The party can contain a maximum of 2 adults and a minimum of 1 child and 1 adult.
Groups (10+) £6 off each ticket and one free with every ten. Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
School & Young People's Groups (10+) £7.50 each young person (Rear Circle 2nd and 3rd price tickets) and one adult supervisor goes free with every ten purchased for all performances on Thu and Fri. Not available online - please email
Risk Free This is a Risk Free production. If you do not like the performance, we will give you a credit against another show. You must notify the Front of House Manager on the evening of the show to be eligible for a credit against your account.

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Accessible Performances

Audio Described: Sat 4 December 2021 at 2.00pm  Audio Described icon
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Afternoon Tea

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Cheese and Charcuterie Platters

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