The Sleeping Beauty
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The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty Tickets

London Coliseum, London, WC2N 4ES
  • The Sleeping Beauty, performed by the English National Ballet, reawakens the magic of the world’s favourite fairy tale in an enchanted world of castles and curses, forests and fairies.

    Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, Princess Aurora lived in an enchanted castle where fairies bestowed her with gifts of beauty, temperament, purity, joy, wit and generosity. The wicked Fairy Carabosse put a curse on Aurora; to prick her finger and die on her 16th birthday.

    The beautiful and kind Lilac Fairy cast a spell to counter the curse so that instead of dying Aurora fell asleep for a hundred years. Only the touch of true love’s kiss could awaken her and undo the evil spell...

    The bewitching and dark fairy-tale is brought to life with wonderful choreography by Kenneth MacMillan; “a masterclass in classical style” (The Guardian), with “some of the most ravishing steps in the 19th century repertory”. The Sleeping Beauty features some of Tchaikovsky’s best-loved ballet music ever, including the Rose Adagio and the music used as Once Upon a Dream in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

    Visually stunning with Peter Farmer’s sumptuous set, and elaborate costumes by Nicholas Georgiadas, this gorgeously classical production features Tchaikovsky’s ravishing score played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

    This revival coincides with the recent anniversary of MacMillan’s death, and follows the Company’s performances of MacMillan’s masterpiece Song of the Earth in the autumn/winter.

    Performing at the London Coliseum, 6 - to 16 June 2018. Book your English National Ballet tickets for The Sleeping Beauty today.

    Please note: Children under 5 will not be admitted to this event.

    *PLEASE NOTE: In keeping with heightened security measures, no food or drink purchased off-site including alcohol, soft drinks and water are permitted inside the theatre.

  • London Coliseum

    St Martin's Lane,
    WC2N 4ES

  • Full Seating Plan
    London Coliseum Seating Plan

    4 stars
    'What a triumph. Millions of steps, hundreds of costumes, dozens of dancers and a symphony orchestra.'


    4 stars
    '...both lovely and durable [.] a production to inspire not one but two generations.'


    4 stars
    'As Aurora, Alina Cojocaru is simply, genuinely adorable and her performance a triumph.'


    'There's a warmth and confidence in English National Ballet's production that makes the fairy tale's magic sing.'