Scottish Ballet's Cinders!

£26.00 - 54.00

Evenings: 7:30pm | Matinees 2:30pm

Scottish Ballet's



Scottish Ballet’s festive favourite returns for the winter season with a new name, glittering new designs, and a charming twist to the tale.

Breaking with tradition in theatre is a tradition in itself, and Scottish Ballet's playful new production of Cinders will have a surprise in store each night for audiences as the curtain rises: on some nights, Cinders will be a woman, swept off her feet by her Prince, and on others, Cinders will be a man, swept off his feet by his Princess!

Set at the turn of the 20th century in Cinders’ family-run emporium, life is sweet until tragedy strikes, leaving Cinders an orphan. Enter the new proprietor, Mrs. Thorne, an intimidating mother of three ghastly children. Treating Cinders with contempt, they turn the store into a garish version of its former self. When the Royal Ball is announced, hilarity, excitement, and chaos ensue as the Thorne family begin their frenzied preparations to attend.

Taking refuge in an enchanted rose garden, Cinders is magically spun into a vision of sophistication and beauty, worthy of charming everyone at the ball. As the story of Cinders and the Thornes unfolds, who will get their fairy-tale ending?

Choreographed by Christopher Hampson, with stunning art-nouveau-inspired set and costumes designed by Elin Steele, and Prokofiev’s irresistibly melodic score, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra, Cinders is everything you adore about the enchanted fairy tale – made sparkling, fresh and new.

Be part of the magic and fall in love with this classic tale all over again.

Friends Discount

20% off


Tickets from £27.50*

*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.


  • Fri 5 Jan 2024 7:30 PM
  • Sat 6 Jan 2024 2:30 PM
  • Sat 6 Jan 2024 7:30 PM
  • Sun 7 Jan 2024 2:30 PM
  • Wed 10 Jan 2024 7:30 PM
  • Thu 11 Jan 2024 7:30 PM
  • Fri 12 Jan 2024 2:30 PM
  • Fri 12 Jan 2024 7:30 PM
  • Sat 13 Jan 2024 2:30 PM AD

    Audio Description Available

    An additional audio track for audiences with sight loss, explaining what’s happening on screen or on stage during gaps in the dialogue and sound effects.

  • Sat 13 Jan 2024 7:30 PM
  • Sun 14 Jan 2024 2:30 PM
  • Wed 17 Jan 2024 7:30 PM
  • Thu 18 Jan 2024 7:30 PM
  • Fri 19 Jan 2024 7:30 PM
  • Sat 20 Jan 2024 2:30 PM
  • Sat 20 Jan 2024 7:30 PM


Friends 20% off on Standard Tickets
Terms and conditions apply

Groups (8+) £6 off Stalls and Dress (excl. Saturdays and Sundays) 
Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

Children £24.50, Stalls or Upper Circle; or £3 off in Dress Circle

Concessions £3 off (excl. Saturdays)
Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

Under 26/Student Standbys £11*

Discounts are available to people with disabilities. These cannot be booked online, please contact box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise. 

* Under 26/Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student ID or Young Scot ID is required, or proof of age for under 26s. Must use own ID. Only one ticket per card.

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 


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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Access Performances

Audio description
  • Sat 13 Jan, 2.30pm
Touch Tour
  • Sat 13 Jan, 1pm
Inclusive/ Relaxed Performance

Show-related events

Talk Ballet
Fri 12 & Fri 19 January, 6.30pm
Tickets £2

On special days, the magic starts a little earlier for Cinders audiences. Come along at 6.30 pm and the Scottish Ballet Artistic Team will share some insights from behind the scenes of the production, focusing on dance and music.

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Relaxed Performance
Thu 18 Jan, 2.30pm
Tickets from £16

An inclusive performance of Scottish Ballet's Cinders! for people requiring additional support and their families. To make you feel welcome, relaxed and well-supported, we’ll have lots of trained staff on hand to help with any access requirements, anyone can feel free to make noise and move around the auditorium, we’ll keep the lights on, but dimmed to reduce anxiety, and we’ll provide break out spaces with a live stream of the show so that if people would like to leave the auditorium they don't have to miss out on the action.

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