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My First Returns

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ENBS students are now taking part in ENB’s My First, a first introduction to the magical world of ballet. 

Taking place at the  Peacock Theatre, London from Thursday 4 – Saturday 13 April, this is the perfect introduction for young audiences to ballet.

The magician Rothbart has turned the princess Odette into a swan: only at night can she return to human form. Will Prince Siegfried be able to save her, or will he fall for Rothbart’s sorcery? Featuring choreography by Antonio Castilla, English National Ballet’s Repetiteur, this version follows the familiar story from a different point of view.

With a narrator to help follow the story, a shortened version of Tchaikovsky’s wonderful music, beautiful dancing by students from English National Ballet School, and all the elegant costumes you could wish for, this is the perfect introduction to the joy of live ballet.

Since its creation in 2012, over 320,000 people have enjoyed English National Ballet’s My First Ballet series. This fantastic day out for the family returns to the Peacock Theatre in Easter 2024.

The performance on Wednesday 10 April at 2pm is a Relaxed Performance.**

Creative ballet workshops for children

Budding ballet dancers will have the chance to take their place on stage at the Peacock Theatre in our series of creative ballet workshops inspired by My First Ballet: Swan Lake. Led by English National Ballet’s highly experienced Associate Dance Artists, these workshops created especially for children will explore the wonderful music, iconic swan-inspired movement, and famous characters of My First Ballet: Swan Lake.


Friday 5 April, 12pm – 1pm
Sunday 7 April, 1pm – 2pm
Tuesday 9 April, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
*Wednesday 10 April, 3.45pm – 5pm
Thursday 11 April, 3.45pm – 4.45pm

*Relaxed/additional needs access workshop