Giselle - regional shows

#A supernatural tale of passion, vengeance, and the power of love

Experience love, envy, betrayal, and tragic redemption in the celebrated Romantic ballet, Giselle.  

First performed in Paris, France in 1841, this Romantic-era masterpiece is set in an ethereal realm where vengeful spirits dance in the darkness, and love triangles can be deadly. 

Young Giselle is a peasant girl in love with Duke Albrecht, who courts her in disguise as a peasant boy. Gamekeeper Hilarion is in love with Giselle and filled with jealousy. When he finds out the Duke is engaged to another, he reveals Albrecht's deception to Giselle. Devastated, she dies of a broken heart.  

Deep in the moonlit forest, Giselle emerges in the twilight world of the Wilis who rise from dusk ‘til dawn seeking vengeance among men. Giselle is faced with an impossible decision: will she follow the dark path of revenge or save her true love from certain death? 

With luminous costumes, an enchanting score, and exquisite choreography derived from the revival by the world-renowned Marius Petipa, Giselle has held audiences spellbound since its Parisian première more than 150 years ago. 

This performance uses recorded music by Adolphe Adam, with additional music composed by Cesare Pugni and Riccardo Drigo. 

This tour is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Download the Giselle program here.


Read more about the production creatives.

Ai-Gul Gaisina

Ai-Gul Gaisina


Marius Petipa


Nigel Gaynor

Nigel Gaynor


Peter Cazalet

Peter Cazalet

Sets & Costumes Designer

Ben Hughes

Ben Hughes

Lighting Designer


Single tickets on sale via each venue website.

Empire Theatre, Toowoomba



Ticket fees may apply at the checkout, as per venue policies.


Toowoomba – 3 & 4 March

Empire Theatre
54-56 Neil Street,
Toowoomba City QLD 4350

Cairns – 9 March

Cairns Performing Arts Centre
9-11 Florence Street,
Cairns City QLD 4870

Maryborough – 16 March

Brolga Theatre & Convention Centre
5 Walker Street,
Maryborough QLD 4650


Approximately 2 hours, including a 20-minute interval


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Empire Theatre

Tickets available online, and information on group bookings.


Cairns Performing Arts Centre

Tickets available online now!

Ticket prices:
Adult $59
Govt Benefit Card Holder $55
Senior Card Holder $55
Youth 12-17yrs $55
Child 3-11yrs $45


Brolga Theatre & Convention Centre

Tickets available online, and information on group bookings.

Ticket prices:
Adult $40
Friends of the Brolga $35
Pensioner/Senior/Student $37
Child (under 12) $20
Group 10+ $35ea

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