Russian State Ballet banned from Edinburgh Playhouse over Ukraine invasion

The Russian State Ballet Company of Siberia was due to perform at the Edinburgh Playhouse next week but the visit has been shelved after the invasion of Ukraine.

By Debbie Clarke
Sunday, 27th February 2022, 9:52 am

The Ambassador Theatre Group, which owns the venue, made the announcement on social media on Saturday stating that “it stands firmly behind the people and nation of Ukraine at this time.”

In a statement the Ambassador Theatre Group continued: “Consequently, the decision has been taken to cancel the forthcoming visit of the Russian State Ballet Company of Siberia to our venues, Edinburgh Playhouse and Bristol Hippodrome, which were scheduled to take place between 3-5 March and 25-26 March respectively.”

The Russian State Ballet had been due to perform at the Playhouse from Thursday 3 to Saturday, March 5.

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The Russian State Ballet Company of Siberia was due to perform at the Edinburgh Playhouse next week but the visit has been shelved after the invasion of Ukraine.

The statement added: “We hope for a swift return to peace and stability in the region.

"We will be in touch with customers who had tickets for these performances and thank them for their patience and understanding."

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