February 2024: Win tickets to see Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty

Please note: this prize draw is now closed.

This month we’re giving away one pair of tickets to see Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty at Sadler’s Wells, London, from 24 to 27 April.

Cursed by a wicked fairy, a beautiful princess pricks her finger and falls into a deep sleep that can only be broken by true love’s kiss.

The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences for well over a hundred years, sprinkling ballet magic on this favourite childhood story and its cast of familiar characters. And all wrapped up with sparkling virtuoso dance from BRB’s brilliant dancers, fairy-tale characters, dazzling spectacle, and Tchaikovsky’s glorious music played live by the acclaimed Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

BRB’s beautiful production was created by Sir Peter Wright, the genius behind the Company’s famous The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.

The Sleeping Beauty will be visiting The Mayflower, Southampton (8 to 10 February), Birmingham Hippodrome (21 February to 2 March), The Lowry, Salford (7 to 9 March), Sunderland Empire (14 to 16 March), Theatre Royal Plymouth (20 to 23 March), Bristol Hippodrome (18 to 20 April) and Sadler’s Wells, London (24 to 27 April).

An enchanting experience for all the family. Book now at brb.org.uk

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February 2024 prizedraw

  1. One winner will receive a pair of tickets for the performance of their choice at Sadler’s Wells, London, from 24 to 27 April, subject to availability. There is no date alternative.
  2. Travel and any other related costs associated with attending the performance are at the winner’s own expense.
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  5. Entries for the prize draw will be accepted until the closing date 29th February 2024.
  6. The winner will be notified in early March 2024, and full details of how to book will be given at that time.
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47 Responses

  1. It has to be Les Miserables. I’ve seen it several times and find it so emotional, both the story and the music. It makes me so grateful for living in easier times, even in our current economic climate.
    I would really love to see this ballet at Royal Saddlers Wells. What a treat that would be as I would totally immerse myself in it

  2. I was lucky enough to attend a ballet in the Royal Opera House but unfortunately my daughter could not come. It would be amazing to see Sleeping Beauty at Sadler’s Wells and visit London again when hopefully my daughter would be able to get time off from her work and we would have a mother daughter weekend. She has always loved ballet and still continues adult ballet when she is not working in the hospital.

  3. My first magical theatre show was `Jesus Christ – Superstar` in 1972 – I was hooked and have seen many shows since. A ballet I thought was enchanting was Swan Lake with its sixty swans preformed at The Royal Albert Hall in London. I am yet to see any show though where I am not up in `the gods`! Sleeping Beauty at Sadler Well sounds very impressive.

  4. My Great Aunt took my sister and I to see Giselle at a theatre in London. I was quite young and called the ballet Gizzle! I asked very loudly why the men were not wearing any clothes! I don’t remember my aunt taking us to the ballet again!

  5. When I was still working I saw most of the new musicals (and some plays) that opened in London – usually on coach trips with either my local young wives club or colleagues from work. I was also fortunate to be able to accompany groups of older students from the school where I worked so saw Blood Brothers and Cats numerous times. It’s very difficult to pick a favourite; I’ve now seen three or four productions of Oklahoma! but the best was at the National Theatre in 1998 when a young Hugh Jackman played Curly – I thought his voice was amazing.

  6. I have been to the theatre numerous times and I have always loved it but the best time was when I took my two young grandsons to see one of the Horrible History theatre shows. It was their first time at a theatre and they were so thrilled by everything. They laughed so loudly that it was a delight to see them and the older one was really interested in the lighting and the stage set. Theatre must surely be the most inspiring thing in the world!

  7. One of my fondest moments was at The Savoy Theatre watching 42nd Street. We took our seats and someone was late arriving and of course had the middle seats. We all had to stand up to let them through and a very courteous and apologetic very tall gentleman passed by. I said to my husband that he was very familiar and did we know him. His response was that “No we didn’t know him but knew his face as it was Tim Rice!” What a moment, to be honest was desperate to look down the row to get another glimpse but didn’t want to appear rude.

  8. Seeing Phantom of the Opera in New York was a fantastic experience when visiting our son in New York

  9. Once in Sofia we saw Zorba the Greek – it was delightful but the encores were equally impressive. Never have I seen a stage so covered in flowers!

  10. I remember seeing ‘Coppelia’ at Leeds on 26th January 1981. The reason I remember it was because when I arrived home, quite late, there was a message on my answering machine saying that I was now a GRANDMA! Danielle (my grand-daughter), is a theatre lover.
    I have seen many ballets during the years with various companies, but I much prefer the classical style!
    I also enjoy some operas, many musicals and shows.
    Where would we be without all these extremely talented people?
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  11. My first ballet was Copelia performed in Cambridge. Heard now the music makes my feet dance.

  12. We saw Babe, with friends and the dog was played by the largest person , it was hilarious.

  13. As a child our parents took us to a murder mystery. Afterwards dad was telling a friend about it. The friend said why did you take children to see a play with a full male nude? Dad was astonished-we had missed that!

  14. Recently enthralled by Shen Yun performance in Oxford. There really is nothing like a live performance to set your heart alight. Oh, if only I was young + fit + filled with energy!!!

    IF these dancers are anywhere near you – clear your diary and make a booking!√√√√√√

  15. I used to go to Sadlers Wells in London regularly with my sister. We both love ballet. Would love to see The Sleeping Beauty. Enjoy the elegence, passion, expression , fitness of the dance and dancers as they tell the story through the language of dance and the music to the dance.

  16. On her 16th birthday my friends Aunt took us to London to see The Boyfriend & we had tea at Fortnum & Mason. We are now both over 70 and still in touch, having been friends since primary school.

  17. My most memorable trip to the theatre was to see Jack and the Beanstalk performed by the local amateur dramatic society. To cut a long story short, the beanstalk fell down which got the best laugh of the night. Luckily the performance was being videotaped and was subsequently shown on TV and got the society a ‘fee’.

  18. After seeing Peter Pan livea as a child I refused to leave the the theatre because I “wanted more!”

  19. As a Valentine surprise I booked a London romantic weekend to see Dirty Dancing with dinner and hotel stay.
    The hotel and dinner was lovely but I had booked Shrek by mistake instead of Dirty Dancing but I can honestly say we loved it!

  20. Seeing Nureyev Legend and Legacy was absolutely memorising.
    I couldn’t take my eyes off the wonderful performance of
    some of the fabulous ballet stars

  21. I remember seeing this ballet on a school trip, one of my favourite ballets, would love to have the chance see it again

  22. (Almost) every time I go to the theatre I come away amazed whether a play, musical, ballet, opera or dance. It would be too hard to pick just one thing.

  23. I first visited The Theatre Royal Newcastle to see Swan Lake at the age of five. With my parents I sat in the “Gods”: it was expensive in those days too. I was so thrilled with the ballet that my father painted a life sized mural of Swan Lake on my bedroom wall. I’ve often wondered if there is still evidence of it at that house. Sleeping Beauty is another favourite and I would love to visit the ballet again.

  24. This is more of a wish list item. My wife has always wanted to see a ballet and this would be an unbelievable opportunity. We have seen the opera Madam Butterfly at the Royal Opera House but I believe this surpass even that. My wife cried her eyes out watching that so this should be an amazing experience for her and me.

  25. I took my daughter to see The Nutcracker in Birmingham when she was 7. She was so excited that she made herself ill and we missed the entire second half. Remembering her face as the ballet started still makes it a happy memory though.

  26. I used to go to Sadlers Wells to see the Royal Ballet with my late mum it was our thing to do and we both loved it. We were lucky enough to see Nureyev dance in the Sleeping Beauty it was magical for a teenager who loved ballet. Also saw Giselle in Paris one evening outside the Louvre and Cinderella at the Sydney Opera House ( Australian Ballet’s interpretation of the traditional story was certainly different – Prince Charming went off with Buttons not Cinderella !!

  27. I remember my first visit to the ballet with my mother to see Margot Fonteyn in Swan Lake.
    I can only have been about 8 but the magic of that evening has remained with me for nearly 60 years.

  28. For a 10th birthday treat I was taken by my Granny to see my first ballet, Coppelia.
    It was magical and so memorable.

  29. I remember when my daughter was 11 and we walked past the theatre in Liverpool where they were performing Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and she looked longingly at the billboard. There was a look of sheer delight on her face as I waved the tickets at her. A magical moment for us all and a brilliant performance.

  30. I was taken to a performance of La Fille mal Gardee when I was in my early teens, and although not my first ballet, I was absolutely enchanted and will always keep my eyes open for another performance .

  31. This was the very first ballet I saw. It was in the 1960’s hen we lived in Berlin and was a special treat. Would love to see it again

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