Hull New Theatre before is set to re-open tonight after a £16m revamp.
Some of the world's finest dancers will take to the stage at the new look theatre in a special gala performance by the Royal Ballet.
It is 30 years since the ballet last appeared in the city.
As part of the celebrations members of the company who are from Hull will be dancing a new piece choreographed especially for the event. Fiona Dwyer has been behind the scenes at Royal Ballet's home in Covent Garden.