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A happy, illustrated duck sitting by a riverbank.

Ugly Duckling Family Fun Day

Join us for a full day of dance, crafting and learning as your child discovers Northern Ballet's Ugly Duckling and achieves their Arts Award Discover qualification. 


Tuesday 25 October, 9am-3pm

For ages 5-7 years 

A photo of Northern Ballet dancers Isabella Gasparini, Ben Mitchell, Teresa Saavedra Bordes & Ayana Kanda in Ugly Duckling, a ballet for children by Dreda Blow and Sebastian Loe. Photo Martin Bell, 2012.

What to Expect

  • An introductory creative dance workshop where you will learn some of the steps from Northern Ballet’s Ugly Duckling.
  • A live performance of Northern Ballet’s Ugly Duckling, the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre 
  • Fun Ugly Duckling craft activities to make your own keepsake from the day 
  • As part of the Arts Award, your child will learn more about the Northern Ballet Company and the people who work here 

Watch your child’s confidence and imagination grow as they get moving and make new friends. 

The day is open to all abilities, and parents/guardians will take part with their child. One adult can be responsible for a maximum of two children. All ticket holders will watch Ugly Duckling as part of the days activities. 

How to Book

Tickets are £21.50 for one adult and one child. Tickets for an additional child are £13.50.

Book now

To book over the phone, please call 0113 220 8000 to make a payment. Bookings close on Friday 21 October. Once you have booked your place you will be emailed a booking form which you must complete before attending. 

For more information please contact Claire Hambly on or by calling 0113 220 8000.