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The curse of a wicked fairy, one touch of a spindle, and a beautiful princess falls into a deep, enchanted sleep which can only be broken by a kiss from a prince. The Sleeping Beauty is transformed into one of the grandest ballets ever created, with a classical score by Tchaikovsky and original choreography by Marius Petipa. Enter the opulent world of Imperial Russian ballet, with its marvellous mixture of virtuoso dance, fairy tale characters and dazzling spectacle that have delighted audiences for over a hundred years. Accompanied by the acclaimed Royal Ballet Sinfonia, The Sleeping Beauty is an enchanting evening for all the family.

"Matchless" The Sunday Telegraph

"The grandest ballet in the repertory... Birmingham Royal Ballet's production remains the most magical I have seen" The Guardian

"If you've never been to the ballet before, this is a great introduction" Manchester Evening News

"Has no equal in the ballet world today" The Stage

"Every once in a while a director/producer finds the knife-edge balance between down-to-earth entertainment and art. If there ever was a perfect example of this rare phenomenon, it is Birmingham Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty" The Daily Express

"Spectacular" ★★★★ The Times

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 48 minutes including 2 intervals. Times given are for guidance purposes only and can change.

Age Advice:

Under 2s will not be admitted.

Standard Pricing
Wed - Sat Evening £12.00 to £49.50
Thu Matinee £12.00 to £38.00
Sat Matinee £12.00 to £49.50

Discounts valid on top three prices. Not available on Thu 2pm, Fri & Sat 7.15pm performances.

Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Executive Members £6 off top three prices at each performance.
Under 26 / Concessions £5 off each ticket.
Family Offer Up to two under 16s can attend half price with a full paying adult. 
Groups (10+)* £5 off each ticket.
Groups (20+)* £8 off each ticket.
School Groups (10+)* £10 each ticket on Thu 2pm performance. Available on second and fourth seat prices only. 
One adult supervisor goes free with every ten purchased.  

*Group Bookings - not available online, please call 02380 711811 to book

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Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant

Start your visit in style! Our award winning restaurant on the third floor within the theatre is open for pre-show theatre lunches and dining. Relax, unwind and enjoy classic flavours with a modern twist. Tempted? See our Menus

Hotel, Dinner & Show Packages

Add that extra sparkle to your evening! Indulge in a three course meal in our fantastic restaurant Ovation, a top price show ticket, and a stay at one of Southampton’s premier hotels. Learn More

Afternoon Tea

Why not make your visit extra special and share a lovely post-show pot of tea in the bustling environment of our historic Grade II listed theatre? Enjoy delicious traditional treats prepared by our award-winning chefs in Ovation after the show. Learn more...

Pre-Performance Talk

2 February 2017 | 6.15pm | Running Time: Approximately 30 mins

Do you have a burning question you've always wanted to ask the company of Birmingham Royal Ballet? Well now is your opportunity to do so! The Q&A session takes place the half hour before the evening show and is free if you have a ticket to that performance or you are a BRB Friend (if you are a BRB Friend please ensure you bring your membership card).

Reserve a place: 02380 711811.

Company Class on stage

Witness the company of Birmingham Royal Ballet learning from the best. A glimpse into their work backstage will lead to a greater understanding of their work on stage and a better appreciation of the performance. If you have any interest in the ballet world this is a fantastic way to get to know it!

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Birmingham Royal Ballet Friends Rehearsal

Free Open Rehearsal for BRB Friends Only
Wednesday 31 January at 2.00pm

The Birmingham Royal Ballet Friends Rehearsal is an opportunity to see the company of Sleeping Beauty rehearse for free! The best way to get an insight into the real ballet world and see how the professionals practise their skills, so don't miss out on this incredible opportunity.

Please note that this opportunity is open to BRB Friends only and can be booked by phoning the Box Office on 02380 711811.

Audience Open Day

Birmingham Royal Ballet Audience Open Day
Saturday 2 February | 12.00pm - 2.00pm
This event is free for anyone who has a ticket to the matinee performance.

Interested in seeing what goes on behind the scenes with Birmingham Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty? We're bringing backstage to the front of the theatre for you to get an insight into the world of ballet and the brilliant art form it is!

There'll be various activities across the theatre including:

Costume rail
Make and Do Table
Make Up Demonstration
Watching re-set auditorium