Bringing ballet to stage for children

Following sell out performances and hugely successful CBeebies TV adaptations, Northern Ballet returns to The Maltings with its new short ballet Goldilocks and the Three Bears, bringing this classic children's story to life this Saturday.

Friday, 31st March 2017, 10:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:05 pm
Northern Ballet perform Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Northern Ballet perform Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks is a mischievous little girl with hair as bright as gold. Always on the look-out for an adventure, one day her curiosity leads her to a house full of surprises, with a family of friendly bears, a beautiful blue bird and bowls of delicious porridge.

It is the latest in the company’s award-winning series of short ballets for small people, following on from Ugly Duckling, Three Little Pigs, Elves and the Shoemaker and Tortoise and the Hare, all of which have been adapted by CBeebies.

Northern Ballet’s artistic director of Short Ballets for Small People, Daniel de Andrade said: “Our children’s ballets offer a unique opportunity to experience live dance and music for the first time through performances designed specifically with young children in mind.”

The child-friendly performances last approximately 40 minutes.

It is showing at The Maltings on Saturday, at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. Tickets for the 2pm and 4pm showings have almost gone, but there’s still some for 6pm. Book at or call 01289 330999.