My First Ballet: Coppélia tells the comic family tale of an eccentric toymaker and his mechanical doll in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences. Dr Coppélius, the toymaker, has created the lifelike Coppélia doll, and wishes for nothing more than to bring her to life. He thinks that his dream has finally come true, but he has merely been caught up in a lovers' tiff. Love triumphs over all in this comedy of mistaken identity and the finale is a breathtaking celebration of the lovers' marriage.... Read more >>
Running time: 1h 35m
English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present My First Ballet: Coppelia
My First Ballet: Coppélia tells the comic family tale of an eccentric toymaker and his mechanical doll in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences. Dr Coppélius, the toymaker, has created the lifelike Coppélia doll, and wishes for nothing more than to bring her to life. He thinks that his dream has finally come true, but he has merely been caught up in a lovers' tiff. Love triumphs over all in this comedy of mistaken identity and the finale is a breathtaking celebration of the lovers' marriage.
Delibes's irresistibly melodic score is accompanied with narration to ensure that everyone enjoys this classic fairy tale. My First Ballet: Coppélia is choreographed by George Williamson, English National Ballet’s Associate Artist, after by Ronald Hynd.
The My First Ballet series brings young audiences their first taste of ballet through the magic of fairy tales, captivating music and beautiful dance. The ballets are danced by second year students of English National Ballet School in performances produced by English National Ballet.
Supported by the Leverhulme Trust
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
We have put together a Social Story in conjunction with National Autistic Society Aylesbury Vale Branch, to support audience members on the autistic spectrum. We hope this helps. Click here to download it.
Rock of Ages
Audio Described: Friday 4 July, 8.30pm (Touch Tour Time TBC)
Annie Get Your Gun
Audio Described: Thursday 24 Jul, 2.30pm (Touch Tour 1.15-1.45pm)
Importance of Being Earnest
Captioned: Saturday 11 Oct, 2.30pm
Audio Described: TBC
There are eight wheelchair positions with companion seats, six in the stalls and two in Circle 1
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre has an infra-red sound amplification system with headsets and necklaces. Necklace: Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control. Headset: This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
There are separate, accessible toilet facilities located at each of the principal seating levels.
Please not on Fri 5 Jul there will be multiple road closures in Aylesbury due to the Roald Dahl Day Parade. Roads will be closed until midday. Please allow extra time to get to the theatre if attending the Rock of Ages matinee. A full list or road closures can be found here
The Chiltern Rail service links Aylesbury with London Marylebone. The town's station is a five minute walk from the Theatre.
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is located within 200 metres of Aylesbury's main bus station.
There are plenty of car parks nearby Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. There are over 1600 spaces within easy walking distance of the Theatre including a multi-storey car park in Walton Street (for sat navs enter HP21 7QP), and Upper Hundreds car park. The Exchange Street car park is now open opposite the theatre.
Please note that the Canalside car park is now closed. There is available disabled car parking opposite the theatre in Exchange Street, which can also be used as a disabled drop-off point.
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is a landmark building conveniently located on the edge of Aylesbury Town Centre, on the corner of Exchange Street and Walton Street.
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Friday: 10am - 5pm as normal
Saturday: 10am - 5pm as normal
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm as normal
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The Box Office is situated in the main foyer of the theatre and is open Mon - Sat 10am until 15mins after the last performance begins.
On days where there are no performances we close at 5pm.
On Sundays and Public Holidays we are closed unless there is a performance in which case we open 2 hours prior to the show and close 15mins after the last performance begins.