180 mins

24 May 2023

Age Recommendation: 12A

The Sleeping Beauty holds a very special place in The Royal Ballet’s heart and history. It was the first performance given by the Company when the Royal Opera House reopened at Covent Garden in 1946 after World War II. In 2006, this original staging was revived and has been delighting audiences ever since. Frederick Ashton famously cited the pure classicism of Marius Petipa’s 19th-century ballet as a private lesson in the atmospheric art and craft of choreography. Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s ravishing music and Oliver Messel’s sumptuous fairytale designs with this true gem from the classical ballet repertory.

Cast & Creative

Choreography: Marius Petipa
Additional choreography: Frederick Ashton,Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon
Production: Monica Mason and Christopher Newton after Ninette deValois and Nicholas Sergeyev
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Original designs: Oliver Messel
Additional designs: Peter Farmer
Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Conducted by: Koen Kessels

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Ticketing Info

Performance Times: 7.15pm

Tickets: £17.50

Certificate: 12A

Running time: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals)

All prices include any booking fees.

General booking opens - 18th July, 11am

Venue Info

The Theatre