English Youth Ballet

Aurora’s Wedding & Ballet Études

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Celebrating its 20th anniversary, English Youth Ballet has gained in popularity and has an established formidable reputation for dramatic productions of the famous classical ballets.

With professional dancers in leading roles, the company gives young dancers a wonderful opportunity to dance alongside the principals in solo and corps de ballet roles. English Youth Ballet's second visit brings a fabulous double bill to Buxton Opera House.

Aurora's Wedding
Aurora has been placed in the palace grounds in a cryogenic state with Cryonites (ice fairies) to protect her. Prince Alexander and his scientist colleague are drawn to a Cold Spot to investigate this frozen phenomenon. The good Aunt Lilac shows the Prince a vision of Aurora but they are confronted by the wicked Aunt Carabosse. Good is triumphant over Evil and her malicious spell is broken.

Aurora is awakened by the Prince’s kiss and the Duke and Duchess host Aurora’s wedding celebrations by presenting a divertissements of dancers in honour of their daughter and her Prince.

Ballet Études
A one act homage to classical ballet training. It is an exceptionally choreographed ballet class, beginning with barre exercises and ending with spectacular bravura displays of dancing. EYB’s professional principals give virtuoso performances backed up by the young dancers and accompanied by the orchestration of the beautiful arrangements of Carl Czerny’s piano studies.

“EYB cannot be faulted - sets and costumes of real quality.”

Dance Europe

“It was a fantastically polished and professional show.”

Nottingham Evening Post

Pre-show dining in the Pavilion Gardens Restaurant
Please reserve your dining when you buy your theatre tickets. We don't take any payment for your meal, the Pavilion Gardens team will contact you to confirm your reservation. To download a sample menu please click here.

  • Duration: 1hr 50mins (includes interval)
  • Price: £21-£23



Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £1.50 off (not Dress Circle)
JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)