Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

1 May 2020

The Red Shoes tour updates as of 1 May 2020

Whilst we're thrilled so many of you have been engaging with our REEL Adventures programme of work online and our Sky Broadcast productions, we must now sadly confirm that the national and international tour of The Red Shoes, which would have taken us through to October, has officially been cancelled.

Our thoughts go out to all of those venues that we could not visit this year, we’re saddened to have not been able to share the magic of this show with our audiences across the globe. We would also like to take a moment to recognise and acknowledge our amazing company of dancers, stage management and stage crew for their dedicated hard work. The cancellation of this tour has already had a devastating impact on all of them, so more than ever we value your continued support.    
Whilst we can't be onstage we are we thrilled to announce that The Red Shoes Cinema Screening has been rescheduled for 30 September 2020 with encore screenings on 4 October. This will hopefully serve as a fantastic opportunity for anyone who didn’t get to see this show live, and for those whom once isn’t enough. 
To say farewell with a flourish we will be focussing our REEL Adventures programme next week on The Red Shoes, including one final exclusive film from The Red Shoes company filmed in and around their homes, so please do stay tuned for this.
We can't wait until we're back onstage and touring but for now, stay safe and stay home, we will return when the curtains rise again. 
New Adventures x

Support New Adventures

Many of the theatres we work with are asking ticket holders to consider donating the value of their ticket which goes a long way in supporting the industry through this uncertain and worrying time. Should you also wish to support New Adventures in continuing to deliver our world-class Talent Development, Young People and Community programmes, we would be hugely grateful.

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The Red Shoes tour updates as of 1 May 2020

Following advice from UK Government, Public Health England and the relevant public and healthcare authorities, it is with great sadness that New Adventures' performances of The Red Shoes will regrettably be cancelled at the following venues with immediate effect. Venues will contact ticket holders directly with details of refunds, exchanges or credit notes.

The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Wales Millennium Centre 

The Marlowe, Canterbury

Hull New Theatre

Kings Theatre, Glasgow

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Tokyu theatre Orb, Japan

Shanghai Culture Square

Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre

Some ticket holders are choosing to treat the value of their tickets as a donation to the theatre — where this is possible, it helps a great deal.

We appreciate the loyal support of our audiences whilst we make decisions to support and protect each other as we navigate unchartered territory.

We are working closely with our presenting venues to take all sensible precautions to keep people safe. The UK Government’s advice is for anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, to stay at home.

Please refer to these government guidelines and advice at:

We would like to thank our audiences for their continued support. We recognise this is an ongoing and rapidly evolving situation and we will update our website with further information about our other tour venues as soon as we are able.

Project and Workshop updates as of 24 March 2020

Due to the physical nature of our work, we have sadly had to cancel or postpone all of our talent development, and young people and communities projects taking place across the next few months,  as the safety of our company, staff, dance artists and participants is very important to us.

 Projects include:

  • Curtain Raisers in Southampton and Hull
  • In Our Shoes project in Canterbury
  • Farnham Elders 
  • Magic Me Project at St Filians Care Home
  • Next Adventures project
  • Swan School
  • Dance East CAT Residency 
  • Trinity Laban CAT Residency
  • All one-off workshops in schools, colleges and Higher Education  

New Adventures is committed to delivering high quality projects and investing in talent development, and we are concocting plans to remain connected and creative by delivering a programme of digital work to keep you and your families engaged and entertained with our work, as well as providing access to those who otherwise would have been attending our talent development projects.

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