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A Streetcar Named Desire

  • 27 Apr–29 Apr 2023
  • His Majesty's Theatre

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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 includes themes of suicide, addiction, and domestic and sexual violence. For more information, please refer to the synopsis or contact us. 


Enhance your experience of A Streetcar Named Desire with a pre-show talk on 28 April where the Scottish Ballet artistic team will share some behind-the-scenes insights into the production.


Discounts available:

Family (max 2 adults):
Family of 4 (Wed & Thurs evenings): £77.50 | £14.50 for each additional child – (Mid/rear stalls and upper circle only)

Family of 4 (Fri and Sat evenings): £102.50 – (Mid/rear stalls and upper circle only)

8+:  £2 off (excluding balcony)

Schools offer:
£11 per pupil, along with 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 pupils.

Dance School:
£10 tickets (under 18’s) excluding Fri & Sat evening.

Important information

Recommended for ages 12+

The production contains themes of suicide, addiction and domestic and sexual violence.


£48 - £21.50


RUNNING TIME: The performance lasts approximately two hours including one 20 minute interval


Friends’ discount

£4 off opening night, £2 off all other performances (excl balcony)


★★★★★ ‘a punchy and very grown-up piece of entertainment that does Williams’ masterpiece full justice, repeatedly tugging at the heart-strings even as it shreds the nerves’ The Telegraph

★★★★★ ‘Magnificent’ The Stage

★★★★★ ‘Blisteringly fierce… it’s a triumph to leave you speechless.’ The Herald

★★★★★ ‘contemporary narrative ballet at its very best’ Arts Desk

★★★★★ ‘A triumph… an electrifying, moving and deeply emotional ballet’ All Edinburgh Theatre




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Bookings for The Terrace are now open for everyone, whether you are attending a show at the theatre or not. You can complement and enhance your theatre experience with light lunches before a matinee or meals with an evening show. Or pop in for a coffee, or a drink and enjoy the view.