Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire

£26.00 - 51.00

Evenings 7.30pm
Running time:
Approx 2 hours, including one interval
Age Guidance: 15+ (full content warning below)
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Scottish Ballet

A Streetcar Named Desire  

Scottish Ballet’s hugely popular, award-winning production of A Streetcar Named Desire returns to Scotland for the first time since 2015.

This astonishing take on Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece is narrative ballet at its very best, with stunning dance, devastating drama, pitch-perfect period design, and a sizzling score used to tell the iconic story.  

In steamy 1940s New Orleans, fading Southern belle Blanche DuBois moves into her sister Stella’s apartment. Stella’s brutish husband Stanley sees that Blanche is not what she appears to be, and sets out to destroy her...  

Scottish Ballet’s stylish production breathes new life into the classic tale, with graceful waltzes at the DuBois family home, electrifying lindy jives in a Louisiana nightclub and intense duets in the caged heat of Stella and Stanley’s apartment.  

Choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and directed by Nancy Meckler, with set and costume designs by Niki Turner, and score by Peter Salem (The Crucible) performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.  

Content warning

please note this production depicts suicide, addiction, and domestic and sexual violence. For more information, please refer to the synopsis or contact Scottish Ballet. Recommended 15+

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Scottish Ballet at its blistering, impactful best.

The Herald

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Edinburgh Guide

★ ★ ★ ★

A visual delight from start to finish

Broadway World

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

a truly unforgettable…breathtaking and riveting evening of dance of the highest calibre

Scotsgay Arts

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Under 26/Student Standbys £10*
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Groups (8+) £6 off Stalls and Dress (excl. Saturday) 
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Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

School Groups (8+) £10 tickets, 1 free adult with every 10 students. (excl. Saturday) 
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.

Discounts are available to people with disabilities. These cannot be booked online, please contact box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise. 

* Under 26/Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student ID or Young Scot ID is required, or proof of age for under 26s. Must use own ID. Only one ticket per card.

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Show-related events

Talk Ballet - A Streetcar Named Desire
Fri 5 May, 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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