Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece Running from
Next event: Thursday 30 January 2020 at 7.30pm
  • £22.50 - £37.50 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)
  • Storyhouse Theatre

Part of: Christmas and New Year 2019

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 1: 1 hr 40 mins
Interval: 20 mins
Act 2: 35 mins
Interval: 15 mins
Act 3: 25 mins

Upcoming events

Thursday 30 January 2020 7.30pm Storyhouse Theatre Book now
Friday 31 January 2020 7.30pm Storyhouse Theatre Book now
Saturday 1 February 2020 2.30pm Storyhouse Theatre Book now
Saturday 1 February 2020 7.30pm Storyhouse Theatre Book now
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Pack your picnic and join us for our 10th birthday with Twelfth Night, The Borrowers and Henry V in the park this summer.

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