A timeless love story with a supernatural edge


121 mins in all / 1 interval

Please note this is a replacement season for The Happy Prince.

First love, betrayal, heartache and forgiveness… Giselle is a rollercoaster romance and one of the world’s most famous ballets.

This iconic Romantic ballet has stood the test of time, not just because of the otherworldly beauty, with its ethereal ghosts floating through the forest, but because of the universal passion and drama of its storyline.

A young girl falls madly in love with a duke in disguise. When she realises his deception, the shock sends her mad and she dies. Raised from her grave by the vengeful Queen of the Wilis, she must forgive her lover and save him from death.

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A marvel of precision and ethereal beauty … Giselle is really the perfect ballet

Sunday Herald Sun

“ ... uniquely Australian zeal … it has heart, story and an emotional truth.” 

– The Herald Sun


Choreography Marius Petipa after Jean Corelli
Production Maina Gielgud
Music Adolphe Adam
Set and costume design Peter Farmer
Original lighting design William Akers
Generously supported by The Maina Gielgud Fund