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English National Ballet: My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

A classic story presented as a ballet, My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty is specially tuned to appeal to children and introduce them to ballet. Enjoy a relaxing evening watching a lighthearted drama with your family at the Peacock Theatre this April.

Why Watch English National Ballet: My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

The tale of Sleeping Beauty has been told over and over again in various formats. There are few that come close to the artful narration and the colorful manner in which each of the characters are presented in the English National Ballet’s version of the story. Tchaikovsky’s immortal score has been shortened to a 1½-hour spectacle that is perfectly suited for children. It will be performed by an immensely talented troupe of students from the English National Ballet, which has managed to leave audiences hungry for more since its inception in 2012.

The Story

Princess Aurora is born to King Florestan XXIV and his queen. An extravagant christening ceremony is announced to celebrate the birth of the princess. Folk and fairies from all corners of the kingdom are invited to rejoice at the party. Cabbarose, the mischievous and evil fairy, does not, however, receive an invitation from the king. At the ceremony, various virtues like gentleness, charm, and bravery are bestowed upon the princess by the fairies. In a fit of rage, Carabosse makes a chilling entrance into the palace and curses Aurora, declaring that the princess will prick herself and die on her 16th birthday. Is Aurora doomed to die? Will the mighty and kind Lilac Fairy come to her rescue? Although specifically tailored for children, this is a classic that the entire family can enjoy!

Good For

Family Audiences | Fans of Ballet | Lovers of Classical Music

Critics Reviews

"Absolute commitment and attention to detail make for a memorable Beauty at English National Ballet."
The Guardian

"The ENB's My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty is a gorgeous treat for kids AND parents."
The Express

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Show Details

Show Timings

Wed - Fri 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM
20th, 22nd & 27th April 10.30 AM, 2:00 PM & 5.30 PM

Duration
1 Hour 30 Minutes

Cast
Performed by the English National Ballet

Additional Information

Audience
Suitable for children above the age of 3.

Available Facilities
In-house bar

Seating
The Peacock Theatre has a seating capacity of 999.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

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Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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Mes Billets

You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification.

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Où-ça?

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Kingsway, London

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