After months of rehearsals, a fresh interpretation of the much-loved fairy tale Snow White by the London Children's Ballet company will arrive at The Peacock Theatre in London for 4-days only. With 50 young dancers, aged 9-16 yrs, this new production is based on the classic Grimms' fairy tale first published in Germany in 1812.


The London Children's Ballet Company is made up of highly talented young dancers aged 9-14 (boys 9-16) and up to 50 children join the company, through their annual auditions of over 600 applicants, held each October/November.

The following 4-month rehearsal and performance experience is free of charge, which not only makes LCB unique but also means there is no barrier to talent – LCB dancers come from every economic, social and ethnic background, united by their passion for ballet. LCB does not only select children who are technically gifted; audition judges look for children who have that special appeal that makes a dancer beautiful to watch regardless of whether or not they have a perfect ballet body.

London Children's Ballet Snow White at The Peacock Theatre, London | April 2023

We are big supporters of the LBC and encourage you to book tickets for Snow White because....

1. Good will always overcome evil

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There are many versions of Snow White which was first formally authored by the Brothers Grimm in a collection of fairy stories published in Germany in 1812. Originally the seven characters were not so charming, forcing Snow White to wash, cook and clean for them. But, it was the Walt Disney animated film of 1937 that created the characters audiences have grown to love.

All versions of Snow White relish the villain, the Evil Queen and her direct opposite, the vulnerable innocent Snow White who is banished to the forest as punishment for her own vanity perhaps?

> For the sake of drama and feeling the Evil Queen has her comeuppance whilst Snow White finds ultimate love.

2. Offers hope to those who seek the stage

One of the dancers Harriet Mears has shown true grit, grace and determination and a 'never give up on your dreams' mindset. Originally cast in the lead role of Anne in Anne of Green Gables for the 2020 production, she never made it to the stage due to covid and lockdowns. Her disappointment was deep but somehow she returned for further auditions and this year is cast in the important role of the evil Queen dancing complicated beautiful choreography.

Another dancer Talia Bruck first came to LCB's notice when she auditioned for one of the tour companies, which takes ballet into SEN schools and care homes. She was cast as the lead dancer for the tour and has now succeeded at annual auditions and made it into the main LCB company for this year's SnowWhite.

3. A star is born

Nine year old Anna Rose O'Sullivan danced the lead role in the 2004 production of A Little Princess and is now a newly appointed Principal dancer at the Royal Ballet. She is also a much loved Patron of London Children's Ballet which gave her an early opportunity to shine:

LCB is a wonderful charity which gives children of all sizes and abilities the opportunity to perform in a full length original ballet.The experience for me was terrific. I enjoyed every moment and am so grateful to everyone involved in LCB.
Anna Rose O'Sullivan, Ballet Dancer

4. The perfect way to introduce ballet to young children

What could be more inspiring to children from all backgrounds, than watching a live ballet full of young dancers who may look like you? This can introduce children to a the world of ballet and dance - and potentially a lifelong love of the arts. When it a much loved story such Snow White it makes its easier to understand and follow. This full length story ballet, in full costume accompanied by a live orchestra means it isn't watered down for children. But, equally the running time isn't too long that they are twisting in their seats - plus, it great for all members of the family including grandparents. Recommend for children aged 3+

> The ballet runs for 80-minutes. Told in two 40-minute acts and a 2o-min interval making it the perfect way to introduce young audiences to the joys of ballet and classical music.

5. Support the charity to support the story

London Children’s Ballet fundraises year-round to ensure that it is able to offer its unique opportunity to young dancers regardless of their circumstances. Demand for places has remained so high that a second branch of the company, LCB Tour was created in 2004 to increase the number of children able to participate and to broaden the outreach the organisation is able to achieve.

The touring company perform in residential homes, hospices, day centres and Special Educational Needs schools with a 30-minute tailored performance, taking ballet out into the community. They also runs thriving programmes in the community throughout the year, touching the lives of over 3,000 disadvantaged children and elderly people with workshops and inspirational performances. So book that ticket TODAY!

> 25% of all tickets to LCB performances are available to schools and charities for £1

HOW TO BOOK London Children's Ballet Snow White at The Peacock Theatre, London WC2

Ticket prices from £18 - £55, for tickets and information visit Sadlers Wells


Performances run from: Thursday 13 April at 7 pm, Friday 14 April at 1 pm and 7 pm, Saturday 15 April at 1.30 pm
and Sunday 16 April at 12.30 pm and 4.30 pm. Gala Performance will take place at 5.30 pm on Saturday 15 April 2023.