Peter and the Wolf

Thomas Dixon Centre

#A My First Ballet production

Follow the courageous young scout Peter on an adventure of a lifetime in this symphonic fairytale ballet designed for families.  

Children, parents, and grandparents will enjoy a lesson in musical appreciation as orchestral instruments accompany the dancers in a reimagined telling of Peter’s trip to the zoo and the rascally wolf, unlucky duck, and graceful bird he meets there.  

When Russian-born composer Sergei Prokofiev composed the score and narration of Peter and the Wolf in 1936, it was with the musical education of young listeners in mind. Throughout this imaginative retelling, each musical instrument represents a character: Peter is represented by the string family, the delicate bluebird follows the notes of the flute, while the stealthy wolf is portrayed by the French horns. Loveable Grandpa moves steadily to the sound of the bassoon. 

With colourful costumes, loveable creatures, and plenty of charm, Queensland Ballet choreographer Greg Horsman gives this much-loved story a contemporary twist.  

Composed as an introduction to the orchestra for children, the lively production fits perfectly with Queensland Ballet’s ‘My First Ballet series’, inspiring the littlest of ballet lovers. 


Read more about the production creatives.

Greg Horsman

Greg Horsman


Sergei Prokofiev


Nigel Gaynor

Nigel Gaynor

Music Arranger

Noelene Hill

Noelene Hill

Costume Designer

Joshua McIntosh

Joshua McIntosh

Set Designer

Ben Hughes

Ben Hughes

Lighting Designer


30 years & under$50

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Thomas Dixon Centre

406 Montague Rd,
West End QLD 4101,


Relaxed Performance


Approximately 60 minutes, no interval


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