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Birmingham Royal Ballet


Wed 27 February - Sat 2 March

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'World class choreographer David Bintley has triumphed again with this brilliant ballet.' * * * * * Birmingham Mail
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'Full on emotion, comedy and a sense of wonder...If you fancy an escape from the cold weather and the gloom of the news, take a magic carpet ride to The Lowry this week.' * * * * What's on Stage
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A magical tale of love, trickery and triumph.

A run-in with Palace guards leads young tearaway Aladdin into a whirlwind of adventure and romance, involving unbelievable riches, love at first sight, treachery, and of course a magic lamp...

Duped into helping an evil Maghrib, Aladdin finds himself trapped in a cave for three days and nights, with no light and nothing to eat. But it is only when he attempts to light the old lamp he’s found, that his real adventure begins!

Aladdin is the perfect treat for the whole family, a feast for the eyes with beautiful costumes and sets, breathtaking choreography and, yes, a magnificent flying carpet! If you loved Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake in 2012, you’re sure to be enchanted by Aladdin.

Created for the National Ballet of Japan, Aladdin boasts choreography by the creator of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s brilliant Cinderella (The Lowry, 2011) and music by the composer of the Company’s Cyrano and numerous well-known television scores including Pride and Prejudice, Cranford, The World at War and Up Pompeii.

'Elaborate and splendid' THE ASAHI SHIMBUN

Supported (2013) by The John Ellerman Foundation, the estate of Margery Bremner and the estate of Pamela Green.

Aladdin is a co-production with Houston Ballet Foundation.

For rehearsal pictures, videos and behind the scenes news, visit


Off the Stage classes with Birmingham Royal Ballet for ages 8-14+

Based on the the exciting new ballet, Aladdin, these workshops are a great opportunity for young ballet students and are led by a professional artist and pianist. Often there will be additional events available such as make-up demonstrations, an insight into the costumes or talks with Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers.

Sunday 3 March

10am - 11.30am Grade 2-3 (Approx age 8-10)
11.45pm - 1.30pm Grade 4-5/Inter foundation (Approx age 11-13 years) 2.15pm - 4.15pm Grade 6+/Intermediate/Advanced (14+)

To apply for a place please download and complete the application form below

Completed application forms must be returned to Ballet Training, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Thorp Street, B5 4AU along with a cheque for the correct amount payable to Birmingham Royal Ballet. Deadline for applications: 15 February 2013.


The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).