Experience Étoiles of Paris Opera Ballet & Friends at Hatch House Ballet this Summer


The highly anticipated Hatch House Ballet event is back this summer and promises a captivating four-night extravaganza from July 27th to 30th in the enchanting 17th Century walled Dutch garden of Hatch House on the Wiltshire/Dorset border. With a star-studded lineup featuring stars from the Paris Opera Ballet joined by principal dancers from the Royal Ballet, and Staatsballett Berlin, this year’s event is set to be an unforgettable experience for ballet enthusiasts and socialites alike.

The return of Hatch House Ballet felt wonderful, with its glamorous setting in the walled garden … a triumph for artistic director Matt Brady and his team, and a glorious evening 

Fanny Charles, BV magazine August 2023

Matt Brady, director of the Covent Garden Dance Company and founder of Ballet at Hatch House, has grown this unique summer event. What began as a single night with 160 guests in 2009 has become a stunning production, entertaining nearly 2,000 guests from around the globe each summer. For the first time in its 14-year history, Hatch House 2023 will span four nights this July, as it once again immerses guests in the dazzling world of ballet.

Hatch House Ballet; Julia Moskalenko and Stanislav Olshanskyi. Photo Alice Pennefather
Hatch House Ballet 2022 – Julia Moskalenko and Stanislav Olshanskyi. Image © Alice Pennefather

This year’s production will showcase the exceptional talent of present and future stars of the Paris Opera Ballet, including Valentine Colasante, Myriam Ould-Braham, Pablo Legasa, Guillaume Diop, Luna Peigné, and Michaël Lafon. They will be joined by Royal Ballet Principals Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales, Staatsballett Berlin Principal Ksenia Ovsyanick, and former Royal Ballet Principal Mara Galeazzi, among other notable international artists.

Ballet under the stars at Hatch house. Fumi Kaneko and Vadim Muntagirov. Photo Alice Pennefather
Ballet at Hatch House in 2022 – Fumi Kaneko and Vadim Muntagirov. Photo © Alice Pennefather

The walled garden will transport attendees to 1920s Paris, complete with a Café Folle serving Parisian cocktails, illuminated ‘twilight trees,’ and light art installations by special guest artist Hugo Dalton. As guests savour a gourmet supper hamper accompanied by exquisite fine wines, they will be treated to a mesmerizing mix of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary balletic and dance works, all infused with a French touch.

Hatch House Ballet 2022
Hatch House Ballet 2022, Fernanda Oliveira and Fabian ReimAir dance Three Preludes. Image © Alice Pennefather

The magical evening concludes with the transformation of Café Folle into a Parisian speakeasy, featuring live performances from singer Faiith Lynch and encouraging guests to embrace the freedom of expression so iconic of the era.

Tickets for this unmissable event are priced from £185 per person. The Saturday night is already sold out and Friday night (28th) has just a few remaining seats. Thursday 27th July and Sunday 30th July both currently have some availability. Tickets can be booked by emailing events@coventgardendance.com, calling 01749 813313 or visiting www.coventgardendance.com. To learn more about the event, you can see our full review of Hatch House Ballet in 2022 here.

Don’t miss the chance to experience Hatch House Ballet this summer – book your tickets now and be part of this unforgettable event.


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