The Secret GardenDuration 45mins

Lyric Hammersmith, King Street, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom W6 0QL

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Performed by a stunningly talented all-child cast, London Children’s Ballet productions are the best way to introduce young audiences to ballet. The Secret Garden will be LCB’s first ever one-act ballet, and is beautifully narrated to help younger audience members.

‘When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen…’

Mary Lennox, heroine of The Secret Garden, has always been a great favourite among children. The ballet opens in the colourful setting of colonial India. Mary’s elegant mother is far too vain to pay attention to her rather plain and sullen daughter, and spoils her with presents instead of showing her love. When the little girl is suddenly orphaned, she is packed off to England to live with her reclusive Uncle.

The blunt ways of her Uncle’s Yorkshire household are a shock for spoilt Mary, and the household servants persist in trying to cheer her up. But great mystery surrounds the great house with the sound of crying in the night, whispering in the corridors and finally the rumours of a forbidden locked secret garden.

With the help of a cheeky robin and new found friends, Mary discovers the secret garden. Magical friendships forms, and Mary blossoms with the trees and flowers as the warm weather turns The Secret Garden into a small paradise in the midst of the bleak Yorkshire landscape.

Suitable for children ages 3+.

Cast & Creatives

London Children's Ballet

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Lyric Hammersmith

King Street, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom W6 0QL
020 8741 6850
Official site
Nearest tube
Hammersmith (150m)
Nearest bus
9, 10, 27, 33, 72, 91, 190, 209, 211, 220, 266, 267, 290, 390, 391, 609, 700, 702, 740

Adjacent to theatre in Kings Mall on Glenthorne Road - direct access to the theatre via the terrace - call 020 8748 9494 for further info. Very limited on street parking.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 8741 6850 Next Generation Text Service 18001 020 8741 6850 Email:
Access concessions are £15, and £15 companion tickets are available.
Limited mobility
Main theatre - seats D1, D18, E1, E20, all of row R in the Stalls and back row of the Circle offer the best leg room. Seats Stalls left is level access.
Access description
Level access to Box Office and street level café through automatic doors on Lyric Square. Box Office straight ahead. 18 steps or lift to level 1 and creative learning room. 19 steps or lift to main foyer. Hard flooring and walls marked for visibility. 33 steps or lift to Stalls level. 26 steps or lift to Circle level. 26 steps or lift to Upper Circle. 17 steps from main foyer to Reuben Foundation Wing level 1. 20 steps from Reuben Foundation Wing level 1 to level 2. All lifts have voice announcements and Braille signage. Auditorium is carpeted, l other areas are tiled and carpeted.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser infra-red system in both theatres with headsets. Headsets can be obtained from a member of staff at box office or Duty Manager in main Foyer. System can also be used in conjunction with hearing aids, please switch to the ‘T’ setting. Induction loop at Box Office, Studio and Main House.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are welcomed into the building and auditorium, please let the box office know when booking your ticket so you are allocated a suitable seat. Staff are also happy to dog sit.
Lift access to the Main House is via the lifts on the other side of the Main Foyer. On the Stalls level there is an automated door opposite the lifts leading directly into the auditorium. There is a slope leading to four wheelchair accessible seats, which are at the back of the auditorium (R20-23). Companions can sit in adjacent seat if available, otherwise in R16-19. Patrons wishing to transfer from their wheelchair to a seat in the Main House can sit anywhere along the left-hand side of the Stalls if they require step-free access; the right-hand side of the Stalls and both sides of Circle and Upper Circle have steps leading into the auditorium.
Men's and women's at each level.
Disabled toilets
There are accessible toilets in the café, on the first floor level next to the creative space, in the main restaurant, and on the stalls level of the main house. There is also a ‘Changing Places’ facility located in the Reuben Foundation Wing.
There are accessible toilets in the café, on the first floor level next to the creative space, in the main restaurant, and on the stalls level of the main house. There is also a ‘Changing Places’ facility located in the Reuben Foundation Wing.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens