Scottish Ballet


Originally founded in Bristol by Peter Darrell CBE and Elizabeth West as Western Theatre Ballet in 1957, Scottish Ballet was established in 1969 when the Company moved to Glasgow and was renamed.

Scottish Ballet first performed in the Theatre Royal in 1974, with Darrell’s production of The Nutcracker. Performing as far afield as Japan, the company quickly gained an international reputation, which remains with it today.

Over forty years later, Scottish Ballet continues performing as Scotland’s national dance company in the Theatre Royal, as the company’s performance home.