Norwich Theatre and Valid Productions present

Carlos Acosta – On Before

World renowned dancer Carlos Acosta brings his show On Before to Buxton; an intensely personal evening of dance created, directed, and performed by the legendary Cuban dancer. On Before is a homage to Acosta’s late mother and features choreography by world renowned artists, including Russell Maliphant, Kim Brandstrup, and Will Tuckett, alongside Acosta’s choreography.

On Before tells the story of a doomed relationship between a man and a woman, and is set to a diverse musical repertoire ranging from Handel to Cuban contemporary composer Omar Puente and culminates in a moving finale featuring a live choir performing Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium.

The show sees Acosta perform as both a soloist and alongside Laura Rodríguez, a founding member of his Cuban dance company, Acosta Danza.

Carlos was trained through the Cuban state ballet system and danced at the Bolshoi when he was just 16.  He is now acknowledged globally as one of the finest dancers of his generation.

‘Sophisticated beautifully thought-out work’ The Observer

‘A journey worth following’ The Telegraph

‘Dance with beauty and style’ The Guardian    

This event includes a 20-minute interval.


20, 21 Jul 2024


£20 - £60

No concessions


Buxton Opera House

Booking info

Dates, times & booking

  • Sat 20 Jul 2024 7.30pm - 9.10pm Sold Out
  • Sun 21 Jul 2024 6.00pm - 7.40pm Sold Out