Cinderella with toes

Scottish Ballet Cinderella

Sat 08 Dec to Sun 30 Dec 2018

Evenings 7.30pm (not Sundays) | Matinees 2.30pm (not Wed 12, Thu 13, Wed 19, Fri 21 or Thu 27). No performances Mondays, Tuesdays or Wed 26 Dec.

Running time (approx.): 2 hours 15 minutes (inc. two 20 min intervals)

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

£18.50 - £45.50*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Friends Discounts

Friends of Capital Theatres receive 20% off Wed 12 or Wed 19 December.

Scottish Ballet Cinderella

Dance lessons from a grasshopper and a dress spun by magic. Give in to light, love and transformation in this classic tale. 

The ultimate spectacle. Primary colours that burst out of the darkness. Billowing ball gowns whisking you into a magical world. And Prokofiev’s irresistibly melodic score showing well-loved characters in a whole new light – performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella is everything you adore about the classic fairy tale – made fresh, funny and touching.

We meet Cinderella at the saddest of times, then see her taken for granted by her wicked stepmother and two nasty stepsisters. But there’s no time for despair: Cinderella’s fairy godmother is casting spells of dressmaker spiders, magical roses and a very special glass slipper. Will love conquer loneliness, and light chase away the dark? Be part of the spectacle, and rediscover this classic tale.

Devised by our artistic director for Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2007, Scottish Ballet staged the European premier of Cinderella to widespread acclaim in 2015.

Make your visit to the theatre extra special with our pre-matinee Afternoon Tea

Treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea in the privacy of our Founders Room before the matinee performance. It’s the perfect start to a wonderful theatre visit!

Enjoy elegant finger sandwiches (smoked salmon, ham and tomato, egg and cress), freshly baked mini scones with cream and jam, delicious cakes and macarons with endless Eteaket tea or coffee. 

Price is £17 per person or £22 per person if you wish to include a glass of Prosecco on arrival. 

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Please note the Afternoon Tea is only available for matinee performances and it will be served 90 minutes before the start of the performance. You will be seated at tables of 4 and if your party is smaller or larger, we may ask you to share with other theatre goers. Any bookers with dietary requirements should call the café on 0131 622 8097. 

Inclusive Performance
Inclusive performance: Thu 13 December, 2.30pm, £12 each ticket. For people with additional needs and their families. Please book in person or on 0131 529 6000 (not available online).
Wee Cinderella: Fri 21 December, 2.30pm. This specially adapted hour long performance features the company’s dancers accompanied live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. The perfect way for young families to discover the magic of ballet. Tickets £16.50 Age 3+

All in all, magic

The Observer

Hampson's choreography never ceases to entertain, whether it's a big showy number at the ball, a romantic pas de deux or a comic turn.

The Scotsman

Ticket prices

£18.50 - £45.50*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Audio Description

Sat 22 December 2.30PM

Touch Tours

Sat 22 December 1.00PM

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. 

Find more information about access to the Festival Theatre.

Friends 20% off Wed 12 or Wed 19

Groups (8+)  Evenings £6 off Stalls & Dress Circle seats (excl. Sat & Sun), Matinees £5 off Stalls & Dress Circle seats (excl. Sat & Sun)*

Concessions £3 off (excl. Sat & Sun)*

Children £22 (Stalls & Upper). £3 off adult price (Dress Circle)*

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 phone the box office who can advise. Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003.

* Excludes Wee Cinderella and Inclusive Performance

We want everyone to take part and discover what theatre is all about. Join us for everything from practical workshops to open rehearsals and pre-performance talks.

Ever wondered how a ballet production comes together from music, dancing to costumes and stage props? Join Scottish Ballet's for an in-depth look at their production of Cinderella. 

Cinderella pre-show Talk: Dance

Cinderella pre-show Talk: Music

Cinderella Stage Secrets

Scottish Ballet bring Christmas to Edinburgh and we love it when children get to experience the magic. Why not take the little ones to a shorter, more accessible ballet production? 

Scottish Ballet Wee Cinderella

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