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Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty Tickets

Sadler's Wells

Matthew Bourne’s enchanting gothic romance celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special Christmas season in London. Best for age 8+.

Matthew Bourne’s gothic romance reawakens

Enter a dark and dazzling world of dance this Christmas as Matthew Bourne’s hugely acclaimed production of Sleeping Beauty returns to Sadler’s Wells for its 10th anniversary.

In true Matthew Bourne style, the show combines music by Tchaikovsky with a wonderfully unique reworking of a classic tale. Set in a fantasy land inhabited by fairies and vampires, Sleeping Beauty on stage is a supernatural love story influenced by gothic romance. 

Created by Olivier Award-winning choreographer Bourne and his dance-theatre company New Adventures, this unforgettable production takes audiences on a fantastical journey. Its incredible dancing, sumptuous set design and costumes transport the story across the late Edwardian era to the present day.

Since its premiere at Theatre Royal Plymouth in 2012, Sleeping Beauty has been enjoyed by audiences across the world, and became the fastest-selling production in New Adventures’ history during its original Sadler’s Wells season. 

Returning to cast a spell over London, book Matthew Bourne Sleeping Beauty tickets for an enchanting display of opulence, romance and spectacular storytelling that will bewitch the whole family.

Sorry this show closed 15 January 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

The Nutcracker
Circa's Duck Pond
Performance dates:
01 Dec 2022 - 15 Jan 2023
Running time:
2 hours including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 8+

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty Reviews

82 Reviews
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  • 3 Stars7%
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User Reviews


Fantastic - loved seeing this ballet performed in the traditional way with the pretty costumes and classic choreography.

Performance date: 27 April 2024

What a wonderful start to 2023. This is my first to a Matthew Bourne production, although I did see the televised version of The Nutcracker at Christmas. And to say I was mesmerised right from the start would be a real understatement. This production Read more

Performance date: 01 January 2023

The dancing was so amazing and graceful. The orchestra and music was beautiful. I couldn’t quite follow the storyline but I googled it when I got home. However this didn’t stop me from enjoying the production.

Performance date: 12 January 2023
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