Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour returns for 2024 with Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke, and Craig Revel Horwood

The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour has announced its return for 2024.

Strictly legends Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke, and Craig Revel Horwood will be back to take up their judging seats with It Takes Two’s Janette Manrara as tour host.

The tour will open at Birmingham’s Utilita Arena on 19 January before heading to Utilita Arena Sheffield, Utilita Arena Newcastle, OVO Hydro Glasgow, M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, First Direct Arena Leeds, AO Arena Manchester, Motorpoint Arena Nottingham and finally The O2 in London, culminating on 11 February. Tickets go on sale on Friday, 22 September.

Directing the Strictly Live Tour is TV Judge Craig Revel Horwood, who will once again be creating a dance extravaganza like no other, featuring a stellar line-up of talent from the current series of the smash hit BBC show. Not only are the arena audiences treated to the spectacular roof-raising routines, but they are also granted the power to decide who wins the coveted Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show.

Strictly’s Head Judge Shirley Ballas said: “I’m delighted to be judging the Strictly Live Tour once again – there is never a dull moment alongside Anton and Craig! The audiences are always electric, the atmosphere is amazing, and Anton has promised me lots of surprises! I can’t wait for January next year when we get the show on the road!”

Anton Du Beke added: “It was my first Strictly tour earlier this year and I was blown away by the scale and spectacle of the live experience. So, I’m thrilled to be back with all the gang next year and look forward to another incredible tour.”

Craig Revel Horwood commented: “What better way to start the new year than with the Strictly Live Tour! It’s going to be gorgeous to be back on the road with Shirley, Anton, and Janette. Joining us to entertain you all will be an A-MAZ-ING line-up of celebrities and professional dancers from this year’s series. And, as you would expect, we will have a few extra special surprises in store for the arena audiences along the way. One word, three syllables – FAB-U-LOUS!”

Janette Manrara enthused: “What an incredible way to kick off 2024! I am always so honoured to host the live tour as it brings everything that viewers love about the Strictly TV show to thousands of people around the UK. It’s a great night out for all the family – I just can’t wait!”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.