Pirate Day

English National Ballet’s new production of Le Corsaire (The Pirate) opens in 2013 and as part of our tour launch, we've decided to join in the fun of International Talk like a Pirate Day on 19 September and we would love you to get involved too! 

International Talk like a Pirate Day is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol' Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy) from U.S.A., who proclaimed each year everyone in the world, should talk like a pirate. 

We are encouraging everyone to do more than just talk like a pirate! Get your class involved with all things piratey by taking part in activities from quizzes, treasure hunts, crafts and dressing up. English National Ballet is providing free Pirate Day packs to help you plan and create a swashbuckling fun day for your class. To receive your free Pirate Day pack, simply complete our online form.


To be in with a chance to win tickets for your entire class (up to 30 pupils and 3 teachers) to watch English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire at a participating theatre, simply send us a photograph of your class dressed up in pirate inspired costumes and accessories! 

One winning class photograph from each participating theatre town/city will be selected to receive this very special prize.*

To enter, send your picture to pirateday@ballet.org.uk by 20 September 2013, 6pm. Please attach your picture (no larger than 5mb) and include the following details in your email:

School Name:
School Type (Primary or Secondary):
Post Code:

Class Teacher Name:
Class Name:
Email Address:

*Participating theatres include: Milton Keynes Theatre, The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Oxford New Theatre, Bristol Hippodrome, London Coliseum and Palace Theatre Manchester. Travel not included. English National Ballet's decision is final. Tickets may not be exchanged or refunded and are for matinee performances only. By signing up for a our free schools pack you agree for English National Ballet to send you communications about performances, activities and events. 



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