Swan Lake Regional

20 June — 7 July, Regional Queensland Tour

Sublime classical ballet at its most heartbreaking and glorious.

Young maiden Odette and her friends are victims of a terrible spell that turns them into swans by day, and only at night do they return to human form. To break the spell, the beautiful Odette must find eternal love.

After celebrating his birthday, Prince Siegfried comes across a lake where, at midnight, Odette transforms from a swan into a beautiful woman. Siegfried falls in love instantly but is tricked and betrayed by the seductive Black Swan, Odile.

True love prevails in this powerful story set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake was a sell-out sensation in Brisbane — now this spectacular ballet tours to five major centres in regional Queensland.

Production courtesy of Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Regional touring is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Odette + Odile

The role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake is one that requires true balance.

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The Music

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake was composed in 1875 as a commission by Vladimir Petrovich Begichev, the intendant of the Russian Imperial Theatres in Moscow.

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The Story

True love prevails in this powerful story set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. 

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Regional Community Workshops

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





Click here to read the Swan Lake production notes for the classroom.



2 hours and 10 minutes including a 20 minute interval.


Choreographer Ben Stevenson OBE after Petipa and Ivanov 
Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume & Set Designer Kristian Fredrikson
Lighting Designer Glenn Hughes









  • Wednesday 20 June — 7:30pm Wed 20 Jun — 7:30pm
    Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre
  • Saturday 23 June — 7:30pm Sat 23 Jun — 7:30pm
    Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton
  • Friday 29 June — 7:30pm Fri 29 Jun — 7:30pm
    Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
  • Saturday 30 June — 1:30pm Sat 30 Jun — 1:30pm
    Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
  • Saturday 30 June — 7:30pm Sat 30 Jun — 7:30pm
    Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
  • Wednesday 4 July — 7:30pm Wed 4 Jul — 7:30pm
    Brolga Theatre, Maryborough
  • Saturday 7 July — 7:30pm Sat 7 Jul — 7:30pm
    Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns


Tickets are on sale through the individual tour venues.


Regional Queensland Tour