Scottish Ballet: Twice-Born

£23.50 - 39.50

Evenings, 7.30pm | Matinee, 2.30pm
Running time:
 approx 1h 35 mins (including interval)
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Scottish Ballet: Twice - Born

Two thrilling works from two of today’s most exciting dance-makers.

Dickson Mbi (UK) is an award-winning choreographer and world-renowned dancer in the Hip Hop dance community, whose collaborators include Robbie Williams, Black Eyed Peas, CHVRCHES and Russell Maliphant. His acclaimed popping skills are integral to the work that he creates today. He was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Dance at the 2023 Olivier Awards for his recent work Enowate. Scottish Ballet will premiere Twice-Born, Dickson’s first commission for the company. 

Schachmatt (Checkmate) by Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto had audiences on their feet at its world premiere. The quirky equestrian-themed ballet sees dancers moving across a giant chessboard.

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Bowled me over… one of my all-time favourite ballets

Fjord Review on 'Schachmatt'

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Two wildly contrasting but equally gripping and intense pieces.

Scotsgay Arts

★ ★ ★ ★

Opens with a display of wit and precision and ends with a stirring drama

The Scotsman

★ ★ ★ ★

Heartstopping.... a monumental, mythic piece

Bachtrack on Dickson Mbi's Twice-Born

Tickets from £25.00*

*Ticket price includes a contribution to the theatre development fund which pays for the restoration and upkeep of our theatres. A £1.50 handling charge will be added if you require postage for your tickets.


  • Fri 20 Oct 7:30 PM
  • Sat 21 Oct 2:30 PM
  • Sat 21 Oct 7:30 PM


Friends 20% off on Standard Tickets
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Groups (8+) £6 off Stalls and Dress (Evening performances only) 
Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

Concessions £3 off
Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

Dance School & School Groups (8+) £10 tickets, 1 free adult with every 10 students. (Under 18s only) Please note school groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

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Show related events

Talk Ballet: Twice-Born
Fri 20 Oct, 6.30pm
Tickets £2

Come along at 6.30 pm and the Scottish Ballet Artistic Team will share some insights from behind the scenes of the production, focusing on dance and music.

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