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In a faraway land, a hard-working and lonely carpenter wishes for their puppet Pinocchio to come to life.

By the magic of a wishing well their dream comes true! Pinocchio is playful and mischievous and must prove himself worthy of becoming a real boy. Join Pinocchio on his adventure as he discovers that where there is love and honesty, there is always magic.

An original retelling of the classic children's story, Pinocchio is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre.

With sell-out performances and a string of hugely successful CBeebies TV adaptations, Northern Ballet’s productions for children are not to be missed.

This child friendly performance lasts approximately 40 minutes.

An original ballet based on The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.

Pinocchio is proud as he is about to go to school with a satchel across one shoulder and a smile on his face
The Water Sprite leaps and dances joyfully while Pinocchio looks on in wonder.
Geppetto warns Pinocchio speaking firmly and wagging a finger, while Pinocchio simply looks on petulantly
Phineus the Fox and Camden the Cat tell Pinocchio tales to seduce him into doing what they want

Creative Team

Choreography & Direction
Set Design
Lighting Design
  • Abbi Fearnley
Costume Design
  • Carley Marsh
  • Kim Brassley

Relaxed Performances

Durham Gala

Friday 8 April 4.00pm

Harrogate Theatre

Wednesday 13 April 2.00pm

Relaxed Performances are open to anyone and aim to reduce anxiety around theatre visits to help everyone have an enjoyable time. They may benefit people with sensory or communication disorders, or a learning disability. There is a more informal atmosphere in the auditorium and features include:

  • The lights in the auditorium will remain on during the performance
  • You can make noise during the performance
  • You can leave and re-enter the auditorium as you need
  • If you want to leave the auditorium there is a chill-out space available
  • The sound and lighting are adapted to reduce the volume and remove flashing lighting effects
  • Ear defenders are available if the sound is too loud; these can be collected at the Box Office

Illustration Emily Nuttall. Photos Drew Forsyth.