Giveaway - Win tickets to First Steps Coppélia at The Lowry

12:39 Pippa Ainsworth 0 Comments

This March the Birmingham Royal Ballet is bringing it's production of Coppélia to The Lowry in Salford with a programme of family events on offer in addition to their performance of the ballet.

For those unfamiliar with the ballet, Coppélia is the story of an eccentric toy maker, Dr Coppélius who creates a mechanical doll (Coppélia) and wishes to bring her to life. Coppélia is so lifelike that a village boy, Franz, falls in love with her, shunning his previous love Swanhilde, who then dressses as Coppélia pretending she has come to life. It's a comic ballet and therefore an excellent first live ballet performance for a younger audience and perfect for a family treat.

Coppélia at The Lowry Birmingham Royal Ballet

Coppélia will be performed at The Lowry from Wednesday 4th March until Ssaturday 7th March. In addition to these performances there will also be the opportunity to get closer to the performance with two special events. I'm going to see a performance of the ballet so check back to find out what I thought.

On Friday 6th March at 1pm the ballet company will stage  delightful introduction to the ballet, in the form of their First Steps - A Child's Coppélia which is designed to act as an introduction to ballet for little ones. The hour long programme features a storyteller who introduces children to the characters, story and music and shares some of the technical magic involved in ballet productions. This is followed by a full company performance of Act II of the ballet. Click through to The Lowry to find out more and how to download games, colouring sheets and a story guide for Coppélia.

The following day, Saturday 7th March, sees the company staging a family fun event giving attendees the chance to meet the company, see the costumes, take part in creative activities and have your face painted. The event is free to attend, simply drop into The Lookout between 12:30 and 2pm to join in the fun.

To book tickets for Coppélia or First Steps - A Child's Coppélia click on the links above. No need to book for the family fun event.

I've teamed up with The Lowry to offer two tickets for an adult and child to attend First Steps - A Child's Coppélia. Tickets are valid for the sole performance on Friday 6th March at 1pm. The session is aimed at children aged between 3 and 7 years old.

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First Steps - A Child's Coppélia

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