Dancers (from top): Henry Seldon, Dong Ruixue|Creative: Design Army|Photography: Dean Alexander|Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

In light of the current situation, Ballet Classics for Children: The Sleeping Beauty on 8-9 February (Saturday-Sunday) has been cancelled. Please click here for ticketing arrangements. For enquiries, please call (852)2200 0022 or email

Princess Aurora is asleep in her castle after a spell is cast on her by an evil fairy. Only a kiss from her prince can awaken her.

Masterminded by renowned local choreographer Yuri Ng and narrated by Rick Lau, the Hong Kong Ballet production Ballet Classics for Children: The Sleeping Beauty is a one-hour abridged version of the full-length classic that will enchant children with its innovative blend of storytelling, dance and audience interaction. This fun, popular series sells out every year and is a wonderful first introduction to a live ballet performance for children as young as three years old.

Ballet Classics for Children: The Sleeping Beauty is co-presented by Freespace as part of our HK Ballet in Residence 2020 programme.

Creative Team:
Artistic Curator/Choreography: Yuri Ng
(Choreography based on work by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Cynthia Harvey)
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Narrator/Script Writer: Rick Lau
Set Design: Leocampo Yuen
Lighting Design: Samuel Chan
Sound Design: Lee Ma-tai

Date and Time:
English Narration
8 February 2020 (Saturday) 12:00pm
9 February 2020 (Sunday) 5:00pm and 7:30pm

Cantonese Narration
8 February 2020 (Saturday) 2:30pm and 5:00pm
9 February 2020 (Sunday) 2:30pm

Approximately 1 hour without intermission

The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)

Cantonese or English narration

$300, $200

Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, and full-time students. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission.

Friends of Hong Kong Ballet Members (15% off) – available online, in person or by phone

Discounts only apply to standard tickets bought in person at the Xiqu Centre or Freespace ticket office and other outlets, and upon presentation of valid membership/staff cards:
CCDC Dance Inspirations Card holders (10% off)
CCDC Student Dance Inspirations Card holders (10% off)
Chung Ying Theatre Company ''Energy Fun Club plus'' Member (10% off)
Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company Prestige Members (10% off)
Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (10% off)
Club Bravo Members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (10% off)
Young Audience Scheme Members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (10% off)
HKRep Pals (10% off)
Zuni's Friends Members (10% off)
Members of Fringe Club (10% off)
Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (10% off)
Hong Kong Baptist University Foundation Members (10% off)
Members of Hong Kong Dance Alliance (10% off)
Staff of Hong Kong Ballet (20% off)

Group Booking Discounts:

  • Online group purchase of standard tickets in the same price for the same performance in one transaction: 10% discount for 10 to 19 tickets and 15% discount for 20 to 40 tickets.
  • Over the counter/phone group booking of any performance at any standard ticket price in one transaction: 10% discount for 10 to 19 tickets and 15% discount for 20 to 40 tickets. This discount offer is only available at the Xiqu Centre and Freespace ticket offices and other outlets or by calling our ticketing hotline at (852) 2200 0022.

All discount prices to be rounded up to the nearest dollar.

Age Limit:
Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted.

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022,

Programme Enquiries:
(852) 2105 9724,

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the performance, the performance will be cancelled.

Co-presented with:

Hong Kong Ballet is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Make-up Partner:

Relaxed Performance:
Relaxed Performance version welcomes audiences who benefit from a more relaxed environment and is ideal for those with autism, sensory issues, learning difficulties and/or intellectual disability. Open to related groups and organisations.

Accessibility Partner:

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Tickets available from 6 December 2019 (Friday) at 10:00am

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