Northern Ballet's Elves & the Shoemaker

Presented by 
Northern Ballet
£5 Adult & £4 Children
Monday 27 October - Saturday 01 November
  • Elves & the Shoemaker
Show Overview 

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.

Elves & the Shoemaker has sold out but it touring throughout spring 2015. Check listings on Northern Ballet's website for details.

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.

These child friendly performances will last approximately 40 minutes.

If you're coming on Saturday 01 November be sure to book for the Elves & the Shoemaker Workshop too, it's only £3 per child and great fun!

Perfect for ages 3+

Relaxed Performance Relaxed performance

The Relaxed Performance on 31 October at 11.00am has slight adaptations to make it suitable for patrons with disabilities. It is aimed at anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment including people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, Sensory or Communication Disorders, or a learning disability. There is a more relaxed attitude to noise (voluntary and involuntary) in the auditorium, in order to reduce anxiety and ensure a safe and enjoyable theatre visit.

Patrons with additional needs are welcome at any performance in the theatre, however, if you think you or your companions would enjoy a more relaxed environment, this Relaxed Performance offers specific support for you.  

You can book your tickets online, but if you require wheelchair spaces, or would like to discuss your access requirements in more detail, please fill out this form and our friendly Box Office will call you back.

Award-winning family friendly home

The Stanley & Audrey Burton is a family friendly venue and winner of the best family friendly theatre in Yorkshire in the Netmums Theatre Awards 2013.  We have also been awarded Best Family VenueBest Family Welcome and Best Family Event for the 2013 Family Arts Festival. Find out more about our family friendly facilities here


In July 2014 we sneaked into to watch a little of Elves & the Shoemaker being created and rehearsed by Ballet Master Daniel de Andrade - this is a little of what we saw.

Music by Philip Feeney. Featured dancers Sebastian Loe, Olivia Holland, Luisa Rocco, Filippo di Vilio, Kiara Flavin and Gavin McCaig.