Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby swings into theatres this Spring

Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby opens at Leed's Grand Theatre on 8 March before touring to Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre and London’s Sadler’s Wells. 

09 January 2023


Northern Ballet Dancers on stage jumping In The Great Gatsby

Image credit: Caroline Holden

Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby is returning to theatres across the UK this March, opening at Leeds Grand Theatre on Wednesday the 8th before touring to Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre and London’s Sadler’s Wells. 

In their newly released trailer, Northern Ballet give a glimpse of the glitz and glamour audiences can expect, as they reimagine F. Scott Fitzgerald’s infamous 1920s novel on stage.

The Great Gatsby first premiered in 2013 and has since enjoyed four successful UK tours, becoming one of the Company’s most popular productions.

Set in New York’s Long Island during the 1920’s, The Great Gatsby tells the tale of Jay Gatsby, a mysterious millionaire with a secret past and a penchant for lavish parties. As the champagne flows, glamour and romance give way to jealousy and tragedy. Because in Prohibition-era New York, everybody has something to hide…

The Great Gatsby is choreographed by Northern Ballet’s former Artistic Director David Nixon CBE and earned him a nomination for Best Classical Choreography in the 2014 National Dance Awards.  

The production features lavish sets by Jérôme Kaplan and dazzling Chanel-inspired costumes designed by Nixon. Sir Richard Rodney Bennett’s CBE’s unforgettable score completes the backdrop, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.  

Tickets to The Great Gatsby are now on-sale. Please visit for more information and to book. Audio described performances are available at each theatre, please visit to find out more.