A spellbinding ballet experience for children aged 3 and up

Storytime Ballet: Coppélia

50 minutes / NO INTERVAL

A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, where all is not what it seems...

Experience ballet’s most playful comedy live on stage in an interactive production of Coppélia created especially for children aged three and up. Join the young lovers Swanilda and Franz as they sneak into Dr Coppelius’ mysterious workshop and discover the secrets of his mechanical dolls.​​

Running for under an hour and brimming with magic tricks, life-size toys and enchanting costumes, this narrated version of Coppélia will surprise and delight little ones and have them dancing all the way home.

12 - 16 Dec | Arts Centre Melbourne

19 - 23, 27 - 29 Dec | Sydney Opera House
2 - 5 Jan | Concourse Theatre, Chatswood
8 - 9 Jan | Laycock Street Community Theatre, Gosford
11 - 12 Jan | Panthers Penrith

17 - 19 Jan | Canberra Theatre Centre

23 - 24 Jan | Bunjil Place, Narre Warren

Such a wonderful introduction to the ballet and the theatre in general.

Canberra Times on Storytime Ballet

Artists of the Australian Ballet. Photography by Jeff Busby


Original Choreography Arthur Saint-Leon with additional choreography by David McAllister
Music Léo Delibes
(ABC Classics / Orchestra Victoria, conducted by Barry Wordsworth)
Costume Design Kristian Fredrikson
Set Design Hugh Colman
Lighting Design Jon Buswell

Absolutely loved this performance! My 5-year-old niece thought it was the most incredible thing she has ever seen. Hats off to all the cast and crew … Brilliant!!!

Rebecca Robey (audience member)

My daughter (3) loved the production, the story was interactive which was great and didn’t go too long. Well worth it.

I wanted to take my daughter to the ballet but was worried it would cost too much and go on for too long (most shows seem to be 2 hours long minimum). ....so I was glad to find this show. All done and dusted in an hour and didn’t break the bank. Oh, and now my daughter wants to be a ballet dancer ❤️

Storytime Ballet Audience Member