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Cinderella was last performed in winter 2018/19. For current productions, visit our What's On page.

Dance lessons from a grasshopper and a dress spun by magic. Give in to light, love and transformation in this classic tale.

The ultimate spectacle. Primary colours that burst out of the darkness. Billowing ball gowns whisking you into a magical world. And Prokofiev’s irresistibly melodic score showing well-loved characters in a whole new light – performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella is everything you adore about the classic fairy tale – made fresh, funny and touching.

We meet Cinderella at the saddest of times, then see her taken for granted by her wicked stepmother and two nasty stepsisters. But there’s no time for despair: Cinderella’s fairy godmother is casting spells of dressmaker spiders, magical roses and a very special glass slipper. Will love conquer loneliness, and light chase away the dark? Be part of the spectacle, and rediscover this classic tale.

Devised by our artistic director for Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2007, Scottish Ballet staged the European premiere of Cinderella to widespread acclaim in 2015.

Running time: The performance lasts approximately two hours and 20 minutes including two intervals.

‘'All in all, magic'’

The Observer

‘★★★★★ 'Hampson’s choreography never ceases to entertain, whether it’s a big showy number at the ball, a romantic pas de deux or a comic turn.'’

The Scotsman

‘★★★★★ 'As elegant as it is charming'’

The List


Delve deeper into the creative process behind Cinderella with special events, galleries and short behind-the-scenes videos.