La Fille mal gardée

4 August — 19 August, Playhouse, QPAC

Proudly supported by Suncorp


Set in the French countryside in the 1950s, La Fille mal gardée delights and entertains audiences as a love triangle creates comic chaos.

Lise loves Colas. Colas loves Lise. But Lise’s mother, the Widow Simone, has agreed that her wayward daughter should marry Alain, son of a pompous, wealthy vineyard owner. Alain however, is more interested in his precious umbrella than romance.

What ensues is a series of mischievous antics as Lise works her way out of the Widow’s marriage contract and into the arms of her love-struck beau.

A popular family favourite because of its engaging story, colourful humour and beautiful dancing, this stunning production will leave you applauding for more.

Regional Tour

We will tour La Fille mal gardée to Rockhampton, Maryborough, Gold Coast and Toowoomba.

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The Story
The World of La Fille mal gardée
Open Company Class

Watch our Company class on stage during La Fille mal gardée. Class is a daily ritual for our dancers, and many around the world.

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After selected performances at QPAC, a panel of creative artists and dancers discusses aspects of the ballet you’ve just seen.



Informative, keepsake programs are distributed free-of-charge at all performances or you can read the full program online.




We will tour La Fille mal gardée to Rockhampton, Maryborough, Gold Coast and Toowoomba

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Choreographer Marc Ribaud
Composer Ferdinand Hérold/John Lanchbery
Conductor Nigel Gaynor
Music performed by Camerata of St John's - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra
Costume Designer Lexi De Silva
Lighting Designer Jon Buswell
Set Designer Richard Roberts

A co-production with West Australian Ballet.



  • Friday 4 August — 7:30pm Fri 4 Aug — 7:30pm
  • Saturday 5 August — 1:30pm Sat 5 Aug — 1:30pm
    Limited Seats
  • Saturday 5 August — 7:30pm Sat 5 Aug — 7:30pm
    Limited Seats
  • Tuesday 8 August — 6:30pm Tue 8 Aug — 6:30pm
  • Wednesday 9 August — 6:30pm Wed 9 Aug — 6:30pm
  • Thursday 10 August — 1:30pm Thu 10 Aug — 1:30pm
  • Thursday 10 August — 7:30pm Thu 10 Aug — 7:30pm
  • Friday 11 August — 7:30pm Fri 11 Aug — 7:30pm
  • Saturday 12 August — 1:30pm Sat 12 Aug — 1:30pm
    Limited Seats
  • Saturday 12 August — 7:30pm Sat 12 Aug — 7:30pm
    Limited Seats
  • Tuesday 15 August — 6:30pm Tue 15 Aug — 6:30pm
  • Wednesday 16 August — 6:30pm Wed 16 Aug — 6:30pm
  • Thursday 17 August — 7:30pm Thu 17 Aug — 7:30pm
  • Friday 18 August — 7:30pm Fri 18 Aug — 7:30pm
  • Saturday 19 August — 7:30pm Sat 19 Aug — 7:30pm


Adult $100
Concession $85
30 yrs & under $65
Child $55
Family $280 (2 adults, 2 children)

An additional transaction fee of $6.95 applies.

Discounts apply for season ticket packages. Create your own ballet package by choosing just two or more ballets.

Concession: Full Pensioners, QLD Government Seniors Card, Industry (MEAA) Members, Full-time students over 30, Unemployed. National Seniors Card not applicable.

30 yrs & under: Aged 30 years old and under at the time of booking.

Child: Aged 13 years old and under at the time of booking.


Playhouse, QPAC

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Groups 8+ $85
One ticket free per group of eight

Schools $30 per student
One teacher free per group of ten

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