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Birmingham Royal Ballet

The Prince of the Pagodas

UK Premiere

Thu 30 January - Sat 1 February

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The Prince of the Pagodas

Music Benjamin Britten
Choreography David Bintley
Designs Rae Smith

Partner company, Birmingham Royal Ballet, return to The Lowry with what will be one of the most exciting premieres of 2014.

David Bintley's choreography, Benjamin Britten's music and Rae Smith (War Horse)'s designs combine in a reworking of a classic fairytale, celebrating the power of family love.

Through her childhood Sakura mourns her brother's death and the disintegration of her father the Emperor, whose wicked new wife takes control of his kingdom. Forced to act when presented with four powerful and wealthy suitors, she throws herself on the mercy of a fifth – a scaly Salamander, but Sakura’s adventure has only just begun.

Get a more in-depth look at the show at

Free Pre-Show Talk 

Fri 31 January
Hexagon Room, 6.30pm
FREE but must be booked in advance.

Birmingham Royal Ballet Open Theatre Day

Sat 1 February, 12pm-1.30pm
There's fun for all the family with this opportunity to go behind the scenes with BRB.

Ballet Repertoire Workshops

Sun 2 February
Based on the exciting new ballet, The Prince of The Pagodas, these workshops are a great opportunity for young ballet students and are led by a professional artist and pianist.
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+)
For Further information, prices and how to book please visit the Birmingham Royal Ballet website

Groups of 10 +: £2.50 discount on the adult ticket price excluding Friday & Saturday evening. For all shows you receive 1 in 10 tickets free, and there are also no booking fees! Click here for more information on group bookings.

Schools tickets available from only £12.50. Call 0843 208 6003 for more information.

The Prince of the Pagodas is supported (2014) by The Garfield Weston Foundation, The Foyle Foundation, The John Feeney Charitable Trust, The Britten-Pears Foundation, The Patrick Trust and The Boltini Trust.


The show will go on!

Should we see adverse weather on the day of any performance at The Lowry, the show will continue as normal. Due to the nature of our agreements with the producers who bring their shows to The Lowry, we are not able to offer any refunds or ticket exchanges outside of our normal policy (see standard terms and conditions) due to adverse weather. Galleries opening times may vary, but please check Opening Hours for the most up-to-date information.

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