Lyric Theatre, QPAC

#Every step a gothic story

It’s love at first bite. Dracula, the unearthly, seductive story inspired by Bram Stoker’s dark love story is presented by Queensland Ballet. Be taken on a journey across centuries into a dark world where true love never dies.

After two sell-out seasons in Western Australia, this neo-classical production will finally be unleashed on the Queensland stage. Audiences will be left captivated with provocative set and costume design in a modern interpretation of this blood thirsty love story.

Stoker’s gothic tale has become legendary, inspiring countless works of popular fiction, film, television and musical theatre. Unnerving and, at the same time, seducing for the modern psyche, Dracula follows the love-tortured vampire as he pursues Mina, who the Count believes to be the reincarnation of his dead wife.

Celebrated Artistic Director and Choreographer Krzystof Pastor has created his ballet to the atmospheric music of Wojciech Kilar, originally composed for the 1992 film starring Gary Oldman. Visually mesmerising, the production is accompanied by dramatic lighting by Jon Buswell and meticulous costume and set design by Phil R. Daniels and Charles Cusick Smith.

This spellbinding ballet will take you on a journey across centuries into a dark world where true love never dies.

Proudly presented by Suncorp.

Dracula is a co-production between Queensland Ballet and West Australian Ballet.

The performance lasts approximately two hours including intermission.

Parental guidance is recommended for this edgy portrayal. 

★ ★ ★ ★ ½ '...it's love at first bite.' - The West Australian

★ ★ ★ ★ ½ 'Dracula the ballet is a triumph' - ArtsHub

'Robust and ravishing' - The Australian


Krzysztof Pastor


Wojciech Kilar


Michael Brett

Musical Arrangement

Nigel Gaynor

Nigel Gaynor


Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra

Musical Performance

Phil R. Daniels

Costume & Set Designer

Charles Cusick Smith

Costume & Set Designer

Jon Buswell

Jon Buswell

Lighting Designer


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Single Ticket Prices Premium Reserve


Adult $140
Concession $100
30 years & under $85
Child $75


Adult $160
Concession $120
30 years & under $90
Child $80


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Lyric Theatre, QPAC

#Group Bookings

QPAC offers a dedicated groups sales team for schools and group bookings.

This team can be contacted Monday to Friday during business hours on:  T (07) 3840 7466 E groups@qpac.com.au

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#Plan your visit

Everything you need to know before your trip to the theatre.

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Our tailored accessibility offerings include:


Audio Described

Auslan Q&A

Auslan Interpreted Q&A post show panel discussion with creatives and dancers for selected performances


Relaxed Performances provide a safe and welcoming environment for families with children or people living with autism spectrum disorder and other sensory needs

#Centre Stage Experience

Take centre stage and experience the limelight with our Beyond the Stage experience. People aged 18 - 35+ will take a ballet class and learn some repertoire from Queensland Ballet's production of Dracula. 

This experience also features a Q&A with a member from QB’s Artistic or Production team, light refreshments and complimentary access to view the company take their daily ballet class on stage.

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#The Ballet

Dracula visits Queensland Ballet

Dracula visits Queensland Ballet

Interview with the choreographer

Interview with the choreographer




Presented by Queensland Ballet & Suncorp