Ballet for the Whole Family With My First Ballet: Cinderella

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Presented by English National Ballet and English National Ballet School, here’s why you should take your little ones to My First Ballet’s production of Cinderella. 

Introduce your children to the magic of live ballet with this sparkling production of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella, adapted for children aged 3 and above and performed as part of the My First Ballet series.

Cinderella’s stepsisters

Tormented by her jealous stepsisters, Cinderella longs to escape her daily drudgery and attend the ball at the royal palace. When magic is set afoot, she is transformed into a glittering princess, but the spell will only last until midnight. Cinderella’s beauty is the toast of the ball, and her kindness and hopeful nature soon win the heart of the Prince.

The Prince

However, as the classic story goes, at the strike of the midnight, Cinderella must flee, leaving behind only a sparkling glass slipper.

With a live narrator, glittering costumes and beautiful choreography, this production of Cinderella tells everyone’s favourite rags to riches story, to a specially shortened version of Prokofiev’s music.

What is My First Ballet?

Since its creation in 2012, over 320,000 people have enjoyed the My First Ballet series. This unique collaboration between English National Ballet and English National Ballet School is performed by students of the school, and provides the perfect introduction to ballet for the whole family. 


With acclaimed choreographer Ruth Brill at the helm, this production has been crafted specifically to create an exciting, engaging and comfortable theatre experience for young children and their families. Enjoy a fantastic day out together, following the kind, wise and strong Cinderella from a life in the shadows to a happily ever after.

When and where is the Cinderella performance?

The company is touring the production of Cinderella in the UK throughout April and May. Book into one of the shows below for a cultural experience for the whole family.

The Peacock, London 9 – 18 April

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe 25 – 26 April

Churchill Theatre, Bromley 9 – 10 May

Richmond Theatre 27 – 31 May

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