The award-winning animated Disney film Beauty and the Beast will come to life in a fun-filled version of the classic fairytale for a limited season of six shows at The National Theatre in St Kilda from 8-10 July, 2021. Presented by the Young Australian Broadway Chorus (YABC), tickets to their four-show season are now on sale.
Inspired by the nine-time Tony-nominated original Broadway production and Academy award-winning motion picture, Disney Beauty and the Beast Jr will showcase a 70 strong cast of talented young performers. The show will feature popular songs like Be Our Guest, Gaston and Beauty and the Beast written by Alan Menken. In true YABC style, this family-friendly, 70-minute show will deliver a spectacular theatrical experience on the grand scale owing to the large cast and fabulous costumes. Great value for money and fun for all ages!
Disney Beauty and the Beast Jr tells the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed back into a Prince. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
American composer Alan Menken has written songs for numerous Walt Disney animations and musicals including Beauty and the Beast, as well as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Pocahontas. Menken has received eight Academy Awards, eight Oscar Awards and eleven Grammy Awards among many other honours.
Stage School reserves a number of seats for patrons in wheelchairs. Please contact Stage School Head Office (on 8199 8344) after tickets go on sale if your booking includes wheelchair seating. Wheelchair seats are prioritised to users and their carers only.
The National Theatre Melbourne provides lift access to the Mezzanine and a stair climber for access to row J of the Auditorium. All other seating rows are accessible via stairs only.
Please note MOTORISED WHEELCHAIRS exceed the weight limit of our stair climber and cannot be admitted into the auditorium. Please talk to our staff for further options (03) 9525 4611.
Patrons can either transfer from their wheelchair to a seat, or the patron may stay in their chair. We can also reserve a space next to this position for companions or friends attending. Companion Cards are also accepted. Please provide the Card # when making your booking.
No prams or capsules are permitted in the auditorium. Prams and capsules can be parked in the lower foyer and children under 2 years held in arms of the guardian. Babes is arms must not occupy a seat or obstruct the view of other patrons.
The National Theatre Melbourne offers a Hearing Assistance System which allows patrons who use hearing aids to tune into the frequency of the venue.
Please contact Box Office to let our team know that you intend to use the system.
The National Theatre Melbourne is located at 20 Carlisle St (Cnr Barkly St) St. Kilda, VIC 3182. We have a number of public transport options & nearby parking garages to make your trip effortless. Please plan ahead to ensure you arrive at least 15mins prior to performance time.
TRAVEL BY TRAM
Catch the No. 96 to Stop 138 Luna Park and walk 350 metres, 16 or 3a to tram stop 33 Barkly St & Carlisle Street arrives outside the theatre doors.
TRAVEL BY TRAIN
Balaclava Station is a 15 minute walk (1200 metres) from the theatre.
TRAVEL BY TAXI OR UBER
Cnr Carlisle St & Barkly St, St Kilda 3182.
On street parking is available on Carlisle and Barkly (please check signage).
The closest paid parking is located at the Acland Court (183 Barkly St), near Coles Supermarket and just a short walk from The National Theatre Melbourne – Entry and exit is via Barkly Street.
Paid parking is also available on Irwell Street, Belford Street and beside The Palais Theatre.
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