advertisement

Ballet

The Bermuda Civic Ballet presents classical ballets at various venues. On occasion, a major European or American guest artist appears with the troupe. The National Dance Theater of Bermuda also stages performances, both classical and modern, around the island. Ask at the tourist office or call the box office at the Visitors Information Centre to check the troupe's schedules during your visit; prices vary with the performance.

Gombey Dancing

Ask at the tourist office or call the box office at the Visitors Information Centre to see whether the gombey dancers will be performing during your stay. Gombey (commonly pronounced goom-bee or gom-bay) is the island's single most important cultural expression of African heritage. Once part of slave culture, the tradition dates from the mid-1700s. The national dance troupe of talented men and women often performs at one of the big hotels in winter (and, on occasion, aboard cruise ships for passengers). On holidays, you'll see the gombeys dancing through the streets of the City of Hamilton in colorful costumes.

Musical Theater

Bermuda is the only place outside of Cambridge where Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals are staged. Performances have been presented in Bermuda during College Weeks (Mar-Apr) since the 1960s. They're staged at the City Hall Theatre on Church Street in the City of Hamilton; call the box office at the Visitors Information Centre for tickets.

 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.