The concept of Theatre on Ice full length productions designed to fit theatre stages was born when producer Vee Deplidge, created a company which toured the UK in 1993 to considerable acclaim, with a unique production of The Sleeping Beauty on Ice.
Using professional Russian ice skaters of incredibly high standard, many former competitors at National, European, World and Olympic level and known collectively as the Russian Ice Stars, Vee and her son Julian took the company from strength to strength, supported by a network of experts.
In 1995, The Russian Ice Stars presented The Phantom of the Opera on Ice followed by Carmen on Ice in 1996. New productions of The Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella followed in 1997 and 1998.
In addition to touring major British theatres, the shows found appreciative audiences at venues as diverse as Hong Kong, Monte Carlo, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Germany and Cyprus.
In 1999, The Russian Ice Stars returned to Monte Carlo as part of its European tour of Peter Pan on Ice at the request of Prince Rainier. New shows followed, including Barnum on Ice, Nutcracker on Ice, a tenth anniversary show, Sensational Ice, and a re-staged Phantom. Then followed the most lavish versions of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty each receivingnational acclaim.
For almost three decades, The International Ice Stars production has been touring the globe, entertaining audiences with innovative and renowned shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Carmen on Ice, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Cinderalla. Modern-day shows include a twist on productions such as Beauty and the Beast, Snow White on Ice and Peter Pan. Complete with original music comissioned from the industry-leading Italian composer, Silvio Amatro, these shows continue the portfolio of breathtaking entertainment.
The International Ice Stars' show-stopping performances doesn't end there. Cirque de Glace, a truly astounding production is a break away from traditional fairytales, where creative director Julian Deplidge offers audiences an captivating and spectacular insight into ice skating - it's no surprise Cirque de Glace has received standing ovations across the world. Continuing to deliver original and expressive productions, our creative collaborations continue with industry leading designers, choreographers and composers with outstanding achievements in their own unique skills. Tim Routledge; lighting-industry extraordinare has produced shows for Stormzy, Beyonce, Spice Girls and iconic events such as the London Olympics and Glastonbuy; Giuseppe Arena brings exceptional choregraphy; Silvio Amato - a composer of classical, contemporary and popular music, and film soundtracks.
Bringing these shows and more to some of the most iconic arenas and stadiums in the world both indoor and outdoor, The International Ice Stars have performed in venues across the UK, Hong Kong, Monte Carloe, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Germany and Cyprus to name a few.
Without our incredibly talented professional ice-skaters, none of this would be possible. From former Olympic athletes to National, European and International competitors, our skaters have an impeccably high standard. Their unique, creative and professional ethos has taken each show from strength to strength - making the productions recognised and critically acclaimed in countries worldwide.
Our JourneyAround the World
Diverse, global entertainment
150+ Major towns and cities
12 Breathtaking Productions
From sold out iconic arenas at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, to QPack theatre in Brisbane and the Gramaldi Forum in Monte Carlo, International Ice Stars have put on spectacular shows worldwide.
A brief look at our animated map allows you to see all the countries we have performed in.
Bercy Arena, Paris
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai
Stark Arena, Belgrade
NIA Arena, Birmingham,
Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu
Star City, Hong Kong
Taekwondo Arena, Athens
Winter Sports Complex, Ashgabat.
Riyadh Festival, Saudi Arabia
Campo Pequeno, Lisbon
Dubai Opera, Dubai
Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo,
Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo,
The Edge, Auckland
Hammersmith Apollo, London,
The Mayflower, Southampton
Waterfront Halls, Belfast.
Grand Canal, Dublin
Amphitheater of El Jam, Tunisia
Carthage Festival, Tunisia