My First Ballet: Cinderella

6 Apr 2017 – 30 Jul 2017


Orchard Theatre, Dartford

6 Apr 2017 – 8 Apr 2017

Box Office: 01322 220000

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The Peacock, London

11 Apr 2017 – 22 Apr 2017

Box Office: 020 7863 8000

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New Theatre, Oxford

28 Apr 2017 – 29 Apr 2017

Box Office: 0844 871 3020

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Liverpool Empire

5 May 2017 – 6 May 2017

Box Office: 0844 871 3017

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New Wimbledon Theatre

13 May 2017 – 14 May 2017

Box Office: 0844 871 7646

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The Bristol Hippodrome

20 May 2017 – 21 May 2017

Box Office: 0844 871 3012

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New Victoria Theatre, Woking

26 May 2017 – 27 May 2017

Box Office: 0844 871 7645

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The Peacock, London

18 Jul 2017 – 23 Jul 2017

Box Office: 020 7863 8000

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Manchester Opera House

26 Jul 2017 – 30 Jul 2017

Box Office: 0844 871 3018

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Enjoy everyone’s favourite rags-to-riches story, in a beautifully adapted ballet version for children aged three upwards.

Cinderella is tormented by her stepsisters and she can only dream of attending the Prince’s glamorous ball. Abandoned to an evening of drudgery, she is visited by her Fairy Godmother who transforms her into a glittering Princess who shall go to the ball.

With a narrator to help the young audience follow the story, and a shortened version of Prokofiev’s ravishing score, this is the perfect introduction to the magic of ballet, and a fantastic family day out.

This unique collaboration between English National Ballet and English National Ballet School is choreographed by George Williamson and performed by second year students of English National Ballet School.*

Since its creation in 2012, over 200,000 people have enjoyed our My First Ballet series.

"A gorgeous treat for kids and parents."

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on My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

*Please note the July 2017 dates at The Peacock and Manchester Opera House will not be performed by dancers from English National Ballet School. 

English National Ballet acknowledges the generous support of Old Possum's Practical Trust for the tour of My First Ballet: Cinderella, in addition to its workshops.



Running Time

1 hour 20 minutes including 1 interval

Act I

Poor Cinderella is kept locked away by her wicked stepmother. Cinderella's stepsisters taunt Cinderella with an invitation to the Prince's ball. Everyone leaves to prepare for the ball except Cinderella. Suddenly the Fairy Godmother appears and takes Cinderella to where the fairies of the Four Seasons live. They dance with Cinderella before she is transformed into a glittering princess. The Fairy Godmother warns Cinderella that she must leave the ball by midnight or her dress will return to rags.

Act II

The stepsisters try to get the Princes' attention but are interrupted by the arrival of Cinderella. The Prince is captivated by this beautiful princess. They begin to dance until suddenly the clock strikes midnight. Cinderella rushes from the ball, losing one of her slippers. The Prince determines to find the mystery princess.

Both stepsisters arrive home and they show off to Cinderella. The stepmother interrupts announcing the arrival of the Prince. He offers the slipper to the two sisters who desperately try to make the slipper fit. The Prince notices Cinderella and offers the slipper to her - this time it fits! Cinderella and the Prince declare their love and they all live happily ever after.

George Williamson

Concept and Direction
George Williamson

Sergei Prokofiev

Musical Arrangement
Gavin Sutherland

Dive in and discover the world of Cinderella in energetic creative dance workshops for children and their parents.

Experience the thrill of dancing on stage in this creative dance workshop. Step into a land far away, as you explore the kingdom where Cinderella finally meets her Prince Charming. Learn extracts from the production with English National Ballet dance artists and get up-close to the dazzling costumes and stunning scenery.

My First Ballet: Cinderella Family Workshop
This workshop is suitable for children aged between 3–4 or 3–6 (see below), and an accompanying adult who will take part in the workshop. No previous experience necessary.

Orchard Theatre, Dartford  (ages 3 – 4 years)

Peacock Theatre, London  (ages 3 – 4 years)

New Theatre, Oxford  (ages 3 – 6 years)

Liverpool Empire  (ages 3 – 6 years)

New Wimbledon Theatre  (ages 3 – 6 years)

Bristol Hippodrome  (ages 3 – 6 years)

New Victoria Theatre, Woking  (ages 3 – 6 years)

My First Ballet: Cinderella Workshop
This workshop is suitable for children aged between 5 and 7 (with an accompanying adult who can observe from the auditorium). No previous experience necessary.

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Peacock Theatre, London

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