London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London



The Sleeping Beauty (Royal Opera House)

The Sleeping Beauty (Royal Opera House)

Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells, to glorious music by Tchaikovsky.


The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break.


On her 16th birthday, Aurora discovers the spindle and pricks her finger. She falls into an enchanted sleep, and the whole palace sleeps with her. One hundred years later, Prince Florimund discovers the palace, hidden deep within a great, dark forest. He wakes Aurora with a kiss.

Venue Details

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Royal Opera House
Covent Garden
London WC2E 9DD

Box Office
020 7304 4000

Nearest tube
Covent Garden

More info

21, 23, 29-30 December 2016, 3 January 2017 plus dates in February and March 2017

13.30, 19.00, 19.15


Other notes
3 hours, including two intervals

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