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Elves & the Shoemaker

Following the fantastic sell-out success of Ugly Duckling and Three Little Pigs, Northern Ballet is delighted to announce our latest ballet for children, Elves & the Shoemaker.

A hard-working but poor shoemaker struggles to earn enough money to support his family. The kind-hearted man decides to give his final pair of shoes, all he has left in the world, to a poor lady in need of help. The next morning the shoemaker awakes to find that his last piece of leather has been transformed into the most magnificent pair of shoes overnight. He discovers that not only are the shoes beautiful; they are also magical. Who is the mysterious maker of these marvellous shoes?

Retelling the famous Brothers Grimm story, Elves & the Shoemaker is the perfect opportunity to introduce your little ones to the magic of live ballet, music and theatre.

On Saturday 1 November we're running workshops before each performance where your child can take part in a dance workshop inspired by the characters and story.

Book for the workshop

After the BAFTA award-winning TV adaptation of Ugly Duckling for CBeebies, make sure you don’t miss this enchanting new production.

Choreographed by Ballet Master Daniel de Andrade, Elves & the Shoemaker will be set to an original score by composer Philip Feeney, played live, with set designs by Ali Allen.

These child friendly performances will last approximately 40 minutes.

Perfect for ages 3+


Northern Ballet gratefully acknowledges support from PRS for Music Foundation

Northern Ballet gratefully acknowledges support from PRS for Music Foundation.

Supported by the Britten-Pears Foundation

Northern Ballet gratefully acknowledges support from Britten-Pears Foundation.

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Event Details Theatre Dates Box office
Elves & the Shoemaker
Leeds, The Riley Theatre - NSCD

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2.30
4.00
5.30
0113 220 8008
Elves & the Shoemaker
Hunslet Club, Leeds

M T W T F S S
2.30
4.00
5.30
0113 220 8008
Elves & the Shoemaker
Leeds, Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

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Elves & the Shoemaker
Southampton, The Mayflower

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11.30
1.30
02380 711811

Dates, times and productions are subject to change without notice.