The Sleeping Beauty

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“McAllister creates a visual feast that is surely the stuff of young ballerinas’ dreams.”

- The Guardian

The Sleeping Beauty

The Australian Ballet presents presents

The Sleeping Beauty


The curtain goes up … the audience gasps … and David McAllister’s spectacular Beauty unfolds like a rose, drawing you into a world of romance, wonder and imperial grandeur. Gleaming with Baroque golds and creams, glowing with vivid colour, and spilling over with fairies, princes, woodland nymphs and story-book charm, this ballet casts a spell of delight all the way to true love’s kiss.

Set to Tchaikovsky’s celebrated score and blessed with breathtaking designs by Gabriela Tylesova, our artistic director’s new production stays true to the magic and majesty of the original and showcases the talents of the entire company in iconic moments like the Rose Adage and the Bluebird Pas de deux.

Opulent splendour, fairytale charm: this reawakened classic will sweep you off your feet.

If you liked Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker, you’ll like The Sleeping Beauty


Choreography Marius Petipa
Production and additional choreography David McAllister
Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume and set design Gabriela Tylesova
Design Associate Kat Chan
Dramaturge Lucas Jervies
Lighting design Jon Buswell

With Orchestra Victoria


16 – 27 June, 2017

Evening Performances

Friday 16 June, 7:30pm
Saturday 17 June, 7:30pm
Monday 19 June, 6:30pm
Tuesday 20 June, 7:30pm
Wednesday 21 June, 7:30pm
Thursday 22 June, 7:30pm
Friday 23 June, 7:30pm
Saturday 24 June, 7:30pm
Monday 26 June, 7:30pm
Tuesday 27 June, 6:30pm

Matinee Performances

Saturday 17 June, 1:30pm
Wednesday 21 June, 1:30pm
Saturday 24 June, 1:30pm

Duration: 2 hours 47 minutes (including 2 x 20 min intervals)


State Theatre


Price range

$43 – $236

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