La Bayadère

16 March — 31 March, Playhouse, QPAC

A love so great, it transcends life.

Solor, son of the Maharajah of Cooch Behar, has pledged his undying love to the beautiful Nikiya, a bayadère (temple dancer). When he is forced by his father to marry the Governor-General’s daughter, a string of tragic consequences is unleashed.

This sumptuous new production of La Bayadère will sweep you into the exotic world of the 19th century British Raj. Within a cauldron of colonial politics, glittering balls and opium-fuelled dreams, Solor and Nikiya are entwined through life, death and the ghostly Kingdom of the Shades.

Following his acclaimed productions of The Sleeping Beauty and Coppèlia, Greg Horsman’s magnificent staging of a revered ballet classic is not to be missed.


La Bayadère is a co-production between Queensland Ballet, West Australian Ballet and Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

The History

The full length La Bayadère received its World Premiere by the Imperial Ballet at the Bolshoi Kamenny in St. Petersburg on February 4, 1877. 

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Open Company Class

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

The Story

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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. You can also view the program online before the performance.



Choreographer Greg Horsman, after Marius Petipa
Music Ludwig Minkus
Conductor & Musical Arrangement Nigel Gaynor
Music performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Set and Costume Designer Gary Harris
Lighting Designer Jon Buswell





  • Friday 16 March — 7:30pm Fri 16 Mar — 7:30pm
  • Saturday 17 March — 1:30pm Sat 17 Mar — 1:30pm
  • Saturday 17 March — 7:30pm Sat 17 Mar — 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 20 March — 6:30pm Tue 20 Mar — 6:30pm
  • Wednesday 21 March — 6:30pm Wed 21 Mar — 6:30pm
  • Thursday 22 March — 7:30pm Thu 22 Mar — 7:30pm
  • Friday 23 March — 7:30pm Fri 23 Mar — 7:30pm
  • Saturday 24 March — 1:30pm Sat 24 Mar — 1:30pm
    Class Q&A
  • Saturday 24 March — 7:30pm Sat 24 Mar — 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 27 March — 6:30pm Tue 27 Mar — 6:30pm
  • Wednesday 28 March — 6:30pm Wed 28 Mar — 6:30pm
  • Thursday 29 March — 1:30pm Thu 29 Mar — 1:30pm
  • Thursday 29 March — 7:30pm Thu 29 Mar — 7:30pm
  • Saturday 31 March — 1:30pm Sat 31 Mar — 1:30pm
    Please note: this performance will be to recorded music
  • Saturday 31 March — 7:30pm Sat 31 Mar — 7:30pm
    Please note: this performance will be to recorded music


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

Adult $110
Concession $95
30yrs & under $70
Child $60

An additional transaction fee of $7.20 applies for Print@Home and $8.20 for Standard Mail.

Discounts apply for season ticket packages. Create your own ballet package by choosing just three 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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School Groups $30 per student
One teacher free per group of ten