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Elves & the Shoemaker

Following the fantastic sell-out success of Ugly Duckling and Three Little Pigs, we're delighted to present our next 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.

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.

Touring to

This production is not currently touring, here is what we are performing in the coming months...

For full tour venues and dates see the national tour listings.

Previously toured to...


Leeds Leeds Leeds


Middlesbrough Bridlington Goole Barnsley Berwick-upon-Tweed Durham Peterborough Lancaster Harrogate Barrow-in-Furness Stirling Huddersfield Norwich Southampton Milton Keynes London Doncaster Blackpool Liverpool Wolverhampton Leicester Richmond Bromley Stoke-on-Trent Aylesbury Hull Nottingham Canterbury Manchester Woking Newcastle upon Tyne Bradford

These child friendly performances will last approximately 40 minutes.

Perfect for ages 3+

There are some sequences of flashing lights in the production.

Creative Team

Music gratefully supported by

PRS for Music Foundation
Bitten-Pears Foundation