The Sleeping Beauty

Cursed by a wicked fairy, a beautiful princess pricks her finger and falls into a deep sleep that can only be broken by true love's kiss.

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About The Sleeping Beauty

The treat of a lifetime...

Birmingham Post

The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences for well over a hundred years, sprinkling ballet magic on this favourite childhood story and its cast of familiar characters. And all wrapped up with sparkling virtuoso dance from BRB's brilliant dancers, fairy-tale characters, dazzling spectacle, and Tchaikovsky's glorious music played live by the acclaimed Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

BRB's beautiful production was created by Sir Peter Wright, the genius behind the Company’s famous TheNutcracker and Swan Lake.

An enchanting experience for all the family. Book early to secure the best seats!

The UK tour of The Sleeping Beauty is generously sponsored by Charles Stanley Wealth Managers

Running time 2 hrs 50 mins including two intervals.

4 Stars
Everything you could possibly want

Financial Times

Fairytale characters and dazzling spectacle

Express & Star

4 Stars

Mail on Sunday

This year's production of Sir Peter Wright’s The Sleeping Beauty has been supported by donors to the 2023 Big Give Christmas Challenge. Over £61,000 was donated to support the restoration of the costumes of this incredible ballet production – thank you!


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