Choreography: Ben Stevenson OBE, after Marius Petipa  |  Music: Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky


 Dance Talks


The 50th anniversary season would not be complete without a signature Ben Stevenson production. A lavish production that premiered in 1990, Stevenson’s The Sleeping Beauty is recognized as one of the supreme achievements of classical ballet. His is an exquisite interpretation of the classic French fairytale by Charles Perrault: a beautiful princess is cursed by an evil fairy, and doomed to sleep for a hundred years – only to be awakened by the kiss of the handsome prince who loves her. Stunning costumes and spectacular sets by Desmond Heeley help make the production as magical as the story it tells.


Join us onstage after the show with VIP Experience to meet your favorite dancers in full costume. Indulge in refreshments and themed photobooth during a VIP reception before the show and during intermission and leave with a commemorative sketch from the production to remember the day.
$70 per person. Availability is limited, so act fast!

VIP Experience add-on is available for the following performance:
1:30 PM on February 29, 2020 

Houston Ballet always has the health and well beginning of its patrons in the forefront. If anyone in your party does not feel well enough to attend your performance, please contact the Box Office to exchange your tickets to another performance. If have any questions or concerns, please call 713.227.2787. 


Houston Ballet’s performances of The Sleeping Beauty generously sponsored by:

Norton Rose Fulbright Logo



Sept. 6-15

Locally Grown. World Renowned.

Sept. 19-29

The Sleeping Beauty

Feb. 27-March 8

Forged In Houston

Rescheduled for May 21-31

From Houston to the World

Performance Dates TBD

Romeo & Juliet

June 4-14