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Thu 7 March - Sat 9 March

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Sleeping Beauty

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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.

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 The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.

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



World Ballet Day 2023: The Sleeping Beauty with Dame Darcey Bussell

BRB look forward to welcoming Dame Darcey Bussell to coach their Company dancers in January in preparation for The Sleeping Beauty tour.

In case you missed it, you can watch their spectacular Sleeping Beauty masterclass where Dame Darcey coached dancers Yu Kurihara and Haoliang Feng in the ballet’s leading roles. This was filmed in Plymouth as part of World Ballet Day in November.

Dame Darcey started her professional career dancing with Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet (as BRB was known before its move to Birmingham) before being appointed The Royal Ballet’s youngest-ever Principal dancer, where she appeared as Aurora in four different productions of The Sleeping Beauty.

Watch one of the world’s greatest ballerinas and former Strictly Come Dancing judges as she coaches the next generation of dancers.