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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 Digital Programme for The Sleeping Beauty, from Kevin O'Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet

The Story

A full, illustrated synopsis of this production in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch

Watch: exclusive film

Monica Mason and Christopher Newton talk about their production of The Sleeping Beauty

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 1946 Production

Images of The Royal Ballet's iconic 1946 production of The Sleeping Beauty and how this 2006 production drew on its original designs

Production photos

Highlights from previous revivals of The Royal Ballet's magnificent production

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

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.

The Music of The Sleeping Beauty

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

Full Live Cinema cast 28 February 2017

As with all live performances there can be last minute changes to the announced cast. Once the cast of the Live Cinema broadcast on 28 February 2017 is confirmed, you will find a full listing here.


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


Performances, screenings, timings and Royal Ballet staff