The Royal Ballet (Outdoor)

At outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage: Jul 3 - Jul 7

Event Dates
Wednesday, Jul 3

5:30 PM Buy Tickets

Thursday, Jul 4

5:30 PM Buy Tickets

Friday, Jul 5

5:30 PM Buy Tickets

Saturday, Jul 6

5:30 PM Buy Tickets

Sunday, Jul 7

12:00 PM Buy Tickets


The Royal Ballet of the United Kingdom
July 3-7, 2024

From England | Pillow Debut | World Premiere | U.S. Premiere | Live Music | Only U.S. Appearance in 2024
Performance Times:
Wed 5:30pm | Thu 5:30pm | Fri 5:30pm | Sat 5:30pm | Sun 12pm

One of the most famous and celebrated companies in the world, The Royal Ballet will appear at Jacob’s Pillow for the first time, as the company’s sole stop in the U.S. in 2024. To celebrate this milestone, the festival will feature daily back-to-back performances from The Royal Ballet in multiple venues.

This event page will point ticket buyers to The Royal Ballet program on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage. For tickets to the company’s separate and concurrent program in the historic indoor Ted Shawn Theatre—also from July 3-7, 2024—please visit this page.

This summer’s program will feature a series of solos and duets from classical repertoire and works by Frederick Ashton, Wayne McGregor, and Christopher Wheeldon. Principal dancer Natalia Osipova will perform on opening night (Wednesday, July 3). Other select Royal Ballet Principals to be announced will perform in this engagement along with a vibrant array of the company’s dancers. See below for the full program, casting for each performance will be announced two weeks in advance.

Based in London, England, The Royal Ballet has been in residence at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden since 1946. The company was founded by Dame Ninette de Valois in 1931. The company’s celebrated repertory is drawn from 19th-century ballet classics as well as the distinctive English works of its Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, and continues to resonate with audiences strongly today through the striking contemporary sensibility of Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon.

NOTE: The School at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Performance Ensemble will open the outdoor evening program on Saturday, July 6 with a performance beginning at 5:15pm. Ticket holders are invited to arrive early to enjoy this additional performance as part of their ticket purchase.

The Royal Ballet of the United Kingdom – Outdoor Program

Les Rendezvous – solo
Choreography Frederick Ashton
Music Daniel François Esprit Auber
Musical arrangement Constant Lambert

Les Biches – solo
Choreography Bronislava Nijinska
Music Francis Poulenc

After the Rain – pas de deux
Choreography Christopher Wheeldon
Music Arvo Pärt

Swan Lake – pas de deux from Act II
Choreography Lev Ivanov
Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Choreography Frederick Ashton
Music Christoph Willibald Gluck

Us – duet
Choreography Christopher Wheeldon
Music Keaton Henson

Carbon Life – I Love You So
Choreography Wayne McGregor
Music Marik Ronson and Andrew Wyatt
Orchestration Jay Wadley

The Dying Swan*
Choreography Mikhail Fokine
Music Camille Saint-Saëns

Le Corsaire – pas de deux
Choreography after Marius Petipa
Music Riccardo Drigo

*The Dying Swan will only be performed on Wednesday, July 3.

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