Down the rabbit hole ... to a world of colour, fun and fantasy

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©

175 minutes / 2 intervals

Follow Alice through the looking glass into a world of colour, fun and fantasy in this dazzling international extravaganza.

Witness as Christopher Wheeldon translates the wit and charm of Lewis Carroll’s story into dance, with extravagant sets and costumes and an extraordinary score. Wonderland comes to life with puppetry, eye-bending illusions and playful costumes as Alice meets a twitchy White Rabbit, tap-dancing Mad Hatter and a tyrannical Red Queen.

With the spectacle of Broadway, this ballet will transport you to into the depths of your imagination.

Official Sydney tickets only available via The Australian Ballet and Capitol Theatre.

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​...one fantastical episode after another in a heady rush of color and movement.

The New York Times

“DRINK ME”: Alice is about to go on a hallucinatory journey where not even her size is certain.

Lauren Cuthbertson as Alice in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2011. Photography Johan Persson

Puppetry and projections are spectacularly employed to bring Lewis Carroll’s whimsical visions to life. 

Nehemiah Kish as the Knave of Hearts and Yuhui Choe as Alice in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2014. Photography Bill Cooper

The tyrannical Queen of Hearts is one of the ballet’s funniest characters.

Zenaida Yanowsky as the Queen of Hearts in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2011. Photography Johan Persson

The caterpillar has lashings of Eastern exoticism … and eight pairs of pointes! 

Eric Underwood, with artists of The Royal Ballet, as the Caterpillar in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2013. Photography Johan Persson

Vast sets and clever illusions create spectacular effects.

Artists of The Royal Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2011. Photography Johan Persson

As in Carroll’s book, the Cheshire Cat appears and disappears in the most peculiar way … helped out by some wizard puppeteers.

Sarah Lamb as Alice in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2011. Photography Johan Persson

The Knave of Hearts starts the ballet as Jack, the Gardener’s Boy, on whom Alice has a crush. 

Vadim Muntagirov as The Knave of Hearts in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2014. Photography Bill Cooper

Alice and the Knave of Hearts share a tender, playful pas de deux.

Federico Bonelli as the Knave of Hearts and Sarah Lamb as Alice in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2011. Photography Johan Persson

Gearing up for a finale that will bring the house down.

Artists of The Royal Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. © ROH, 2013. Photography Johan Persson
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Choreography Christopher Wheeldon
Music Joby Talbot orchestrated by Christopher Austin and Joby Talbot
Scenario Nicholas Wright
Set and costume design Bob Crowley
Lighting design Natasha Katz
Projection designs Jon Driscoll and Gemma Carrington
Puppet concept and design Toby Olié 
Magic consultant Paul Kieve
With Orchestra Victoria in Melbourne
With Opera Australia Orchestra in Sydney


The production was commissioned and first performed by The Royal Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada

The Kenneth R Reed Fund generously supports the recreation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland© for The Australian Ballet