Relaxed Performance: The Sleeping Beauty

A specially adapted relaxed performance suitable for the whole family! 

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Join us for a relaxed performance of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s much loved classic, The Sleeping Beauty.

The curse of a wicked fairy causes a beautiful princess to fall into a deep, enchanted sleep which can only be broken by a kiss from a prince. The tale of Sleeping Beauty is transformed into one of the grandest ballets ever created, with a marvellous mixture of amazing dance, fairy tale characters and live music from the acclaimed Royal Ballet Sinfonia. The Sleeping Beauty is an enchanting experience for all the family.


What’s a Relaxed Performance?

Relaxed performances are open to anyone! They are particularly good for those who may find going to the theatre challenging, such as those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorder. A relaxed performance is a great way for family and friends to experience the magic of live performance together in an adapted environment where formal theatre rules don’t apply – feel free to move around, sing, dance, clap and talk – whatever makes you feel comfortable.


Our relaxed performances are also the perfect stepping stone if you’re new to ballet as well as ideal for those who’ve experienced our shorter or adapted productions such as the First Steps children’s ballets.

We’ve made a number of changes to the show to allow everyone attending to enjoy themselves. You’ll notice we leave some seats empty to ensure there’s plenty of room to
move around and get comfy. The Front of House staff you’ll meet on the day will be easy to spot, wearing special glittery hats, and the show itself has been adapted to take in
a shorter running time. Alongside this we’ve made some changes to lighting and sound levels as we’re trying our best to make sure that the performance doesn’t cause a sensory overload.

Don’t forget - we’ll also be emailing you in advance of your visit to say Hi, let you know which dancers you’ll be seeing on the stage, and give you some pointers about travelling to the theatre and more.


Need more?

We want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable when you’re with us, so if you have any questions you can give Box Office a call on 0844 338 5000, tweet us, message us on Facebook or drop us a line at marketing@brb.org.uk.

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