Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotional, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm.

Collecting over thirty international theatre awards including an Olivier in the UK and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s beloved tale is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.

The Brewhouse are thrilled to be offering children and young people the chance to work with New Adventures’ Dance Artists, Heather Habens and Jamie McDonald to learn about this exciting style of contemporary dance/theatre while exploring themes from Swan Lake and learning about the creative process.

The week will finish with an on stage informal sharing of your work to parents and guardians.

These classes cater for boys and girls. All genders welcome and no experience necessary. Those attending the course will need to complete the following registration form and return it to

Group 1 for age 7 – 10 years
9.30am – 12.30pm

Group 2 for age 11 – 16 years
1.30pm – 4.30pm

Friday – informal sharing
5.30pm – 6.15pm in the main theatre

“In the workshop, we danced around just like a swan. I couldn’t believe how the ballet dancers, all male, could jump up and down like they were on a trampoline. I will never forget this amazing experience.”
– William (age 9)

*Featured image by Alicia Clarke



12 - 16 August 9:30AM

This is a past event

Ticket Prices

Full Price from £111.00
Suitable for 7-10 years only

Running Time

3 hours for 5 Days