Kyiv City Ballet
We're delighted to be welcoming Kyiv City Ballet to York Theatre Royal on 14 June for a special performance in aid of UNICEF's Ukraine Appeal.
100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will support UNICEF's appeal. If you would like to donate in addition to purchasing a ticket, or if you are unable to attend and would still like to support the event, we would be grateful if you would consider donating to this page.
Tickets are now on-sale for the special performance which will be split into two parts, under the director of Ivan Kozlov and Ekaterina Kozlova. Firstly, a class from the company of the Kyiv City Ballet followed by excerpts from ballets such as Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.
City partners in York have come together to make this fundraising performance a reality, with Make It York, City of York Council and York BID supporting York Theatre Royal to bring the Kyiv City Ballet to York. The prestigious Kyiv City Ballet were on tour in France when the war broke out in Ukraine and have resided there ever since, with it being too unsafe to return home to Ukraine.
Eurostar and LNER have stepped in to arrange the company’s return travel from France to York for the fundraising performance, and First Bus have agreed to sponsor this fundraising event. While Visit York members Elmbank Hotel, Malmaison, Middletons, Sandburn Hall, The Grand, The Principal and York Marriott have all offered to accommodate the Kyiv City Ballet company and crew while they’re in the city, with additional hospitality offered from Bettys, Little Arras and City Cruises.
An evening with the Kyiv City Ballet will be a special opportunity for York to publicly show its support for the citizens of Ukraine, while celebrating an incredible evening of dance. 100% of the ticket sales from the performance will go to UNICEF to support young people in Ukraine, as nominated by the ballet company.