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The Imperial Russian Ballet presents

The Nutcracker & Don Quixote

As you are aware, the Australian Government’s directives around non-essential gatherings of people at events and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 emergency mean that The Imperial Russian Ballet has had to postpone. The performance has been rescheduled for  Sunday 10th October 2021.

Your Options:

Your tickets and seat allocations are valid for this new date for the same show time. Ticket holders do not need to do anything further, simply change the date to 10th October 2021, 7.30pm in your diary. Your seats will remain the same for the new performance however if you would like to print new tickets please login in to your online closer to the new show date.

If you are now unable to attend the rescheduled date, you are eligible for a full refund. To arrange a refund, please contact the Ticket Office on 1300 655 299 (Monday to Wednesday 9am - 3pm) or via


Following their sell-out 2019 performances of Swan Lake, The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia to perform a double bill, The Nutcracker & Don Quixote, two sensational ballets, one magnificent night of ballet!

 ACT ONE - The Nutcracker

The ageless tale of bravery and dreams set to the music genius of Tchaikovsky's musical, this ballet features one of the most recognisable and enduring music scores ever written. Set at Christmas time, a young girl dreams of her Nutcracker prince and their adventures together.

 ACT TWO - Don Quixote

A ballet based on the Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes and is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish golden age. This festive and flamboyant ballet was first performed in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in 1869.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994 by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Gediminas Taranda. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company comprises 40 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia. 

“Bold, Brave Russians”

"In a night that overflows with all things ballet, you can't help be swept up by the sheer panache of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company dancers." The West Australian

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Empire Cardholder    $75

Adult                               $90

Concession                    $80

Child U15yrs                  $60

Groups 8+                      $80ea

Please note- tickets will be issued approximately 48 hours before the performance.

Contact tracing of all patrons in attendance is required. Patrons can provide details by emailing with names, mobile numbers and email addresses for each attendee and details of the relevant performance. An email asking for the contact tracing details will be distributed in the leadup to the performance.

Seats are provided with approved COVID spacing.

Tickets will be issued in a digital, PDF format and will be sent by email to the ticket purchaser, not to each individual. Tickets will be sent approximately 48 hours prior to the performance time from - if you have trouble locating this email in your Inbox, please check your Junk Mail for these tickets.