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Ballet Shoes

By Noel Streatfeild
In a new version by Kendall Feaver

Text reading

Booking and details

From 23 November
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The event location is

Olivier Theatre

National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

The bestselling book revitalised for the stage

In a crumbling house full of dinosaur bones and fossils, three adopted sisters – Pauline, Petrova and Posy – are learning who they are and what they want to be.

Under the watchful eyes and guidance of their guardian Sylvia, Nana, and some unlikely lodgers, they fight to pursue their individual passions. But in a world that wasn’t built for women with big ambitions, can they forge a future, keep their family together, and even learn a dance or two along the way?

Katy Rudd (The Ocean at the End of the Lane) returns to the National Theatre to direct this spectacular re-imagining of Noel Streatfeild’s beloved novel, in a new version by Kendall Feaver (The Almighty Sometimes).


Please note: This production contains themes of adoption and death. Suitable for ages 7+


Production team


Kendall Feaver

Kendall Feaver


Katy Rudd

Katy Rudd

Set Designer

Frankie Bradshaw

Frankie Bradshaw

Costume Designer

Samuel Wyer

Samuel Wyer


Ellen Kane

Ellen Kane


Asaf Zohar

Lighting Designer

Paule Constable

Paule Constable

Sound Designer

Ian Dickinson for Autograph

Ian Dickinson for Autograph

Casting Director

Bryony Jarvis-Taylor

Associate Choreographer

Jonathan Goddard

Staff Director

Aaliyah Mckay

Aaliyah Mckay

Ticket prices

Monday – Saturday evenings and matinees:
£25, £39, £59, £79, £99

Previews 23 – 29 November:
£20, £35, £49, £64, £79

For concessions and discounts, see Ways to save

Please note the 6.30pm start time on the following Tuesday performances: 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan and 28 Jan.

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Prices may change according to demand

Assisted performances


Audio described

No Chilled performance available.

Relaxed performance

Further performances to be announced, which will feature more assisted performances, including BSL.

Audio-described performances are preceded by a Touch Tour, 90 minutes before the performance start time. Call the Access line on 020 7452 3961 to book Touch Tours.

We have an allocation of tickets held for members of our Access scheme and if any of the assisted performances above are shown as “Sold Out”, tickets may still be available: Please log in to your account to view all available tickets, or call Box Office on 020 7452 3961

Smart caption glasses

Will not be available for performances of Ballet Shoes.