Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece Running from
Last event: Saturday 1 February at 7.30pm
  • £22.50 - £37.50 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)
  • Storyhouse Theatre

Part of: On Stage

Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet returns to Storyhouse in 2020 with a spectacular production of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, Swan Lake. Under the expert direction of Marina Medvetskaya, the acclaimed company combines classical training and technique with outstanding soloists to entertain audiences in breath-taking style. A full orchestra complements the purity of the dancing and traditional staging, to bring a taste of imperial Russia to the UK.

The story of Prince Siegfried and the Swan Princess is a tragic tale of love that triumphs over evil. The world’s most romantic ballet is magnificently brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s sublime and haunting score, performed by a live orchestra.

While hunting, Prince Siegfried catches sight of a stunning swan. As he draws his bow to shoot, the swan transforms into a beautiful woman, Odette. She tells him that she is a princess who has been cursed by an evil sorcerer to spend her days in the form of a swan and swim in a lake of tears. At night, she becomes human again. The spell can only be broken if a prince swears his eternal fidelity to her, otherwise, she and the other maidens must remain swans forever.


Approx 160 mins

Time details

Act One: 1 hr 5 mins
Interval: 20 mins
Act Two: 35 mins
Interval: 15 mins
Act Three: 25 mins

On Stage The Suicide
Storyhouse Theatre

Everyone has a dream. Poor Simon’s is to play the tuba – when that fails, he contemplates his own end. A pitch-black Russian comedy, banned by Stalin.

Past event
Season On Stage

From musicals, dance and comedy, to opera, drama and family – there’s something for everyone on stage at Storyhouse.

We are in a fight for survival. 

Our charity is resilient, but we need your help to come back even stronger. We can only do that with the support of our 1m customers and friends.

There are four ways you can help us, click here to find out more.