The Ballet des Porcelaines

29 April 2022

The Rothschild Foundation is delighted to support a contemporary reimagining of the lost 18th-century French Ballet des Porcelaines—The Teapot Prince—which will be performed at Waddesdon Manor this summer. Bringing to life a story of magic, desire and exotic entanglement, The Teapot Prince is based on an tale about a sorcerer who lives on a ‘Blue Island’ and transforms anyone who dares to trespass into porcelain cups, vases and other wares.

With the fairy-tale backdrop of Waddesdon Manor, The Teapot Prince will be performed in the beautiful formal gardens of the Parterre. There will also be a series of associated events for children including; baroque movement classes, handling rococo porcelain and plate painting. Mia Jackson, Curator of Decorative Arts at Waddesdon says: “The Teapot Price coming to Waddesdon launches an exciting European Tour, and links it with its first performances at a French Château. This particular château is full of porcelain and so provides the perfect setting for this smash hit.”

Following the performances at Waddesdon Manor and the Royal Pavilion, the show will transfer to Italy with the tour culminating in Paris, at the Sèvres Museum. Performance details can be found here: