Peter and the Wolf

Thomas Dixon Centre

Thomas Dixon Centre

Peter, grumpy grandad, the duck, the bird, the cat and the infamous wolf are finally set to grace the brand-new Talbot Theatre stage in August.

Following multiple COVID-related setbacks, we are thrilled to present this charming family ballet to Brisbane audiences in our world premiere at our reimagined home, the Thomas Dixon Centre.

Tickets to the new August season of Peter and the Wolf are available now.

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. 

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Ticket transfers for existing ticket holders is still in progress, and those awaiting ticket transfers should receive their tickets by the end of July. 

New season dates open for general sale now.

30 years & under$50

Thomas Dixon Centre

406 Montague Rd,
West End QLD 4101,

Relaxed Performance


Approximately 60 minutes, no interval

  • Q&A
  • Relaxed
Select Session
Greg Horsman

Greg Horsman


Nigel Gaynor

Nigel Gaynor

Music Arranger

Noelene Hill

Noelene Hill

Costume Designer

Josh McIntosh

Josh McIntosh

Set Designer

Ben Hughes

Ben Hughes

Lighting Designer

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University


Sergei Prokofiev


Thom Browning


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Pre-performance workshops

For ages 2–8 years

Join QB Teaching Artists for a 30 minute pre-performance workshop that explores characters, storytelling and ballet moves from the production.

- Thursday 18 August – 5.45pm
- Friday 19 August – 3.45pm; 5.45pm
- Saturday 20 August – 10.15am; 12.15pm; 5.45pm
- Sunday 21 August – 10.15am; 12.15pm
- Wednesday 24 August – 1.45pm; 3.45pm
- Thursday 25 August – 5.45pm
- Friday 26 August – 3.45pm; 5.45pm
- Saturday 27 August – 10.15am; 12.15pm; 5.45pm

Relaxed Performances

Saturday 27th August at 11am

Relaxed performances have relaxed theatre rules to accommodate for all audience members, including autism spectrum disorder and other sensory needs as well as young families.

Creative Insights event

Saturday 27th August at 12pm

Participate in a workshop, and meet our creative team behind the magic of Peter and the Wolf - learn more about the performance wardrobe, the process of creating costumes, and meet the production staff who are responsible for building sets and creating something magical on stage.

Post show Q&A

Q&A Post show panel discussion with creatives and dancers. Held on Saturday 27th August after 1pm show. This session will be AUSLAN interpreted. There is no longer a Tuesday evening Q&A, as previously advertised.

Group Bookings

QPAC offers a dedicated groups sales team for schools and group bookings via the QPAC website.


Meet the Peters!

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Meet the Peters!

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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