A charming My First Ballet experience.
The Little Mermaid
A treasured tale of underwater wonders, perfect for families.
Discover Hans Christian Andersen’s most spellbinding fairytale of all in this charming retelling of The Little Mermaid.
Based on the original 1837 story – with a few magical twists and turns – this delightful family adventure follows the much-loved tale of a young mermaid who falls deeply in love with a human prince and faces an impossible decision: a life on land or in the sea.
Audiences of all ages will enjoy a parade of well-known and reimagined characters, including the wistful Little Mermaid, the captivating Prince, Mermaid Sisters, the wicked temptress Sea Witch, and two slick and slippery eels. The familiar storyline of shipwreck and rescues, spells and sacrifices, and the journey of falling in love, culminating in an ending guaranteed to delight even the youngest of viewers, is beautifully revealed in an underwater seascape.
With a parade of well-known and reimagined characters, and sublime music by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius as a nod to the original story’s Scandinavian heritage, this new family fairytale by acclaimed choreographer Paul Boyd will premiere at the stunningly redeveloped Thomas Dixon Centre.
Create lasting memories and dance with Queensland Ballet Teaching Artists. These pre-performance workshops for children explore characters, storytelling and ballet moves from the production.
Saturday 1 July 2023 11.30am
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.
Post show Q&A
Post show Q&A panel discussion with creatives and dancers. Held on Saturday 1 July 2023 after the 1.30pm show. This session will be AUSLAN interpreted.
Groups of 5 or more $51
School groups⁵ $30
Grande Season ticket package
petite ticket package
*$7.20 transaction fee applies per booking, plus an additional $1.10 for postal delivery of tickets.
Duration – Approximately 60 minutes, no interval.
Production performed to recorded music.
This performance uses haze, smoke effects and flashing lights.
Parental guidance is recommended for audiences aged under 6 years old, who may find some characters, like the Sea Witch, a little bit scary.
¹Full Pensioners, QLD Government Seniors Card, Industry (MEAA) Members, Full-time students over 30, Unemployed. National Seniors Card not applicable
²Aged 30 years old and under at the time of booking, ID required
³Aged 13 years old and under at the time of booking – children aged 18 months and over must hold a ticket
⁴Two adults and two children or one adult and three children
⁵Per person price. One teacher free per 10 students. All performances.
Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.
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