Naoya Ebe in The Sleeping Beauty, National Ballet of Canada ©NBOC/Aleksandar Antonijevic

Rudolf Nureyev's The Sleeping Beauty

Ballet and dance

Victor Hochhauser presents The National Ballet of Canada, who bring Rudolf Nureyev’s technically exciting and richly entertaining production of The Sleeping Beauty to the Royal Opera House. Established as a classical ballet company in 1951, The National Ballet of Canada has performed for over 13 million people with appearances all over the world. Staged by the company’s Artistic Director Karen Kain, this production, which was created by Nureyev in 1966, is one of The National Ballet of Canada’s most treasured works and holds a singular place in the company’s history and the affections of its audiences.

'This Sleeping Beauty is a grand jewel in The National Ballet of Canada’s repertoire. Not only does it feature a treasure trove of classical riches, it once again proves why this company is among the best in the world.' – National Post



There is lift access and step-free seating to most levels of the Main Stage auditorium, except the Orchestra Stalls, which are reached by a minimum of nine steps. There are more than 100 seats in the Stalls Circle, Balcony and Amphitheatre which are accessible without the need to negotiate steps. In addition, many seats in these areas and in the Donald Gordon Grand Tier and Orchestra Stalls are accessible by 10 steps or fewer. Find out more about accessing the Main Stage Auditorium.