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The Little Mermaid

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£2 for online bookings or £3 for phone & counter sales applies per transaction. Running Time Act One - 50mins Interval - 20 mins Act Two - 55mins

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Immerse yourself in a mystical underwater world.

When a young mermaid is finally allowed her first glimpse of life beyond the ocean, she is enthralled by what she sees. After falling desperately in love with a man, she will do anything she can to live a human life.

Northern Ballet’s beautiful new ballet will reimagine the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale and take you on a journey beneath the waves.

Choreographed by David Nixon OBE, and performed to an original score played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, book now to see this spectacular new production.

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Ballet Revealed Thursday 9 November 10.45am – 12.15pm, £5
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Over 55s Dance Day Thursday 9 November 9.15am, £37.50
Price includes a dance workshop on the on the Theatre Royal stage, Ballet Revealed dancers class, 2 course meal in the Theatre Royal Restaurant and a ticket for the Little Mermaid matinee performance. Please call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 to book.

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Led by the company’s production staff, hear from those who work behind the scenes at Northern Ballet and learn more about their role in bringing the magical world of The Little Mermaid to life. There’s no need to book for this free event, just stay behind after the matinee performance. This event takes place in the theatre and lasts about 30 minutes.

Touch Tour Insight, Saturday 11 November, 12noon – 1.15pm FREE to blind and partially sighted patrons and their companions
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Membership & Friends of Northern Ballet
Save £7.50 in the Stalls & Upper Circle on Tuesday 7.30pm performance & save £4.50 Wednesday to Friday 7.30pm & Saturday 2.30pm performances.

Under 16s & Go Card Holders
Save £4.50 in the Stalls & Upper Circle, Tuesday to Friday 7.30pm & Saturday 2.30pm performances.

Groups 10+
Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £32.50 for bookings of 10 or more. Available Tuesday to Friday 7.30pm & Saturday 2.30pm performances. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 7210622 to book.

School Groups
Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £9 for groups of 10, with 1 free teacher for every 20 tickets booked. Available for Thursday 2pm performance only. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 7210622 to book.

Family Ticket
£100 for 4 tickets in the Stalls (maximum of 2 adults). Available Tuesday to Friday 7.30pm & Saturday 2.30pm performances.

Standby Tickets
All seats £9 for Wednesday 7.30pm performance. Available to 16-24 yr olds & can be purchased from Monday 6 November 2017 onwards. Subject to availability. Proof of age is required.