Northern Ballet: Ugly Duckling


Matinee, 2pm & 4pm
Running time:
Approx 40 minutes
Age guidance: 2+
Friends Discounts available
See discounts tab for full details


Northern Ballet
Ugly Duckling

Don’t miss Northern Ballet’s hugely popular Ugly Duckling as it returns to the stage this Spring.  

Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings as well as with frogs, cats, and even a fox, but realising she is not like any of these animals, she is left sad and alone.  

Follow the duckling on her journey as she overcomes her troubles and learns to love herself and those around her. Retelling the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Ugly Duckling is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre for the first time.



Friends Discount

20% off 


*Ticket price includes a contribution to the theatre development fund which pays for the restoration and upkeep of our theatres. A £1.50 handling charge will be added if you require postage for your tickets.



Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all. We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

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Friends: 20% off on Standard Tickets
Terms and conditions apply

Children: £2 off

Babes in Arms: Free (12 months and under)
Please note these cannot be booked online, to book contact Box Office on 0131 529 6000 or email, or in person at the Festival Theatre during opening hours.

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call Box Office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please get in touch and we can advise. 

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 

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