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The Sleeping Beauty Digital Programme

A digital programme containing specially selected films, articles and exclusives to bring you closer to the production.


Supported by Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Welcome to your Royal Opera House Guide to The Sleeping Beauty, from Kevin O'Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet

Watch: From Fairytale to Ballet (exclusive film)

How the well-known folk tale became one of the world's best loved ballets, including an exclusive interview film with Laura McCulloch and Kristen McNally, who dance the roles of the Lilac Fairy and Carabosse


Bringing Beauty Back to the Stage: 1946 to 2006.

The Story

A full synopsis of this production

Straight to the Pointe

An exclusive look at the challenge of dancing the role of Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, with exclusive film clips.

The Colour of Magic

The classic designs for The Sleeping Beauty were given a new lease of life in 2011. Amanda Holloway tells the story.


Production team, Conductor and Principal dancers for this Season's performances


Performances, screenings, timings and Royal Ballet staff

The Music of The Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky and his score, with excerpts from a recording of The Sleeping Beauty

Full Live Cinema cast 19 March 2014

As with all live performances there can be last minute changes to the previously announced cast, just before the curtain rises. Here is the cast that performed in the Live Cinema broadcast on Wednesday 19 March 2014