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.

Parental guidance is recommended for this edgy portrayal.


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


Date Time Tickets
  • Q&A
  • Auslan
  • Q&A
  • Centre Stage
  • Class


Single Ticket Prices Premium Reserve


Adult $100
Concession $85
30 years & under $65
Child $55


Adult $115
Concession $95
30 years & under $75
Child $60

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Lyric Theatre, QPAC

Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

QPAC's largest and most renowned venue. 

The closest parking is at the Performing Arts Car Park, although the Art Gallery/Museum car park is also close by.

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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

#Beyond the stage experiences

Going to see Queensland Ballet perform? You can now add something special to your experience with our selection of special programs that complement Queensland Ballet’s live performances throughout each season.

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Centre Stage

Experience ballet class and learn repertoire on stage led by Queensland Ballet Teaching Artists. Features Q&A with Queensland Ballet Artistic or Production Team member, light refreshments and access to view Company dancers take their daily ballet class (Seniors)


Open Company Class

Experience Queensland Ballet Company dancers take their daily ballet class on-stage and a 15-minute Q&A with a Queensland Ballet Artistic or Production Team member (Ages 10+ to Adult)


Adult Masterclass

Active adults with dance experience are invited to learn choreographic repertoire (Ages 18-40, Duration 1 hour 30 minutes)


Youth Masterclass

excel your contemporary and classical technique under guidance from Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Team and industry choreographers (Ages 10-17, Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes


Q&A Post show panel discussion with creatives and dancers

School and Group

School group discounts

Queensland Ballet welcomes schools to purchase discounted group tickets for all season performances, pending availability. To book please click here or call 07 3840 7466


Pre-Performance Workshops for young ballet fans led by Queensland Ballet Education Teaching Artists. (Ages 2-8, Duration 30 minutes)


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Behind the scenes: 2020 Shoot

Behind the scenes: 2020 Shoot

Behind the scenes: 2020 Shoot

Behind the scenes: 2020 Shoot

★ ★ ★ ★ ½ '...it's love at first bite.' The West Australian
★ ★ ★ ★ ½ 'Dracula the ballet is a triumph' ArtsHub
'Robust and ravishing' The Australian


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Presented by Queensland Ballet & Suncorp