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Experience A Magical Night Of Candlelit Ballet At The Historical Assembly Rooms

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer

Experience A Magical Night Of Candlelit Ballet At The Historical Assembly Rooms

Discover the impressive Assembly Rooms like never before.

A breathtaking ballet performance and a beautiful venue- what more could you want? Add an enchanting candlelit setting and it might just be the classiest date you’ve ever been on. With a string quartet, professional ballet dancers, and Bath’s amazing Assembly Rooms aglow, this candlelight concert taking place on August 12 & 19 offers an unforgettable display of music and dance. Tickets are on sale now, so grab them before they’re gone!

The Assembly Rooms, which were completed in 1771,  provide the most spectacular scenery for both ballet and the beautiful sounds of classical music, especially since its purpose was to be a place for music and dancing. Described as the social epicentre of Georgian Bath, guests would gather in the rooms in the evening for balls, concerts and other social functions, or simply to play cards and socialise.

There’s no need to don a ball gown or know how to play billiards, just simply sit back and take in the striking surroundings of the 18th-century Assembly Rooms including its ornate chandeliers and Corinthian columns. Listen to music by legendary composers such as Tchaikovsky and Strauss all whilst being treated to a ballet performance from Swan Lake amongst flickering candlelight and within one of Bath’s most historic buildings.

At The Assembly Rooms, just a short drive away from Bristol, you’ll feel as though you’ve fallen into a Jane Austen novel, as this Bath building featured in her books as a venue for socialites back in the day. The magnificent rooms are reaped in history and have undergone restoration over the years as they were heavily bombed during the Baedecker raids in 1942, which left the building reduced to a roofless shell. Brought back to life in the 1970s, the Assembly Rooms has become a desirable venue for events once again but none have been draped in gorgeous candlelight quite like this before.

Ample candlelight provides a wonderfully intimate setting, with fantastic acoustics, thanks to its beautiful high ceilings, the Assembly Rooms carry the sounds created by the talented performers that take to the stage at each event across the venue. From wonderful violinists to some of the country’s best dancers – there’s a whole lot of talent that walks through the doors of this Georgian building, providing the most uplifting, candlelit experience in the city.