Presented by 
Northern Ballet
£8 Adults, £6 Children, £1 Babes in Arms
Tue 07 - Sat 11 December 2021
Show Overview 

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.

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Creative Team

Choreography & Direction: Gavin McCaig
Music: Ian Stephens
Set Design: Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting Design: Abbi Fearnley
Costume Design: Kim Brassley & Carley Marsh

Relaxed Performances

Friday 10 December at 11.00am
Saturday 11 December at 11.00am

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

Filmed Performances

Tuesday 07 December at 11.00am & 1.00pm

Both performances on Tuesday 07 December will be filmed. This means that some seats will be replaced with camera positions. Audiences will not be filmed without permission.

Lunch Boxes

Sandwich bags will be available to buy on the day from our café in the foyer:

  • Adults £5.25
  • Children £4.25

No hot food will be served.