Ballet just for kids

Storytime Ballet: Coppélia

50 minutes / NO INTERVAL

Storytime Ballet is an enchanting dance experience that is brought to life as an interactive, narrated show created especially for young children. Kids are inspired by the delightful storytelling, graceful dancing and treasure trove of costumes and trinkets.

Join the narrator Dr Coppelius and young lovers Swanilda and Franz, as they sneak into the magician’s mysterious workshop and discover the secrets of his mechanical dolls.

Running for under an hour, children are fully immersed in the story and help make the magic happen on stage!

Choose from four locations:
Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD | 10 – 13 April
The Concourse, Chatswood, NSW | 17 – 20 April
Adelaide Festival Centre, SA | 24 – 27 April
Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC | 4 – 5 May

All tickets on sale Wednesday 13 February 2019.

Storytime Ballet is quickly becoming the highlight of the holidays

The Herald Sun

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

Storytime Ballet is sure to cultivate future aficionados of ballet

Simon Parris: Man in Chair

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

Canberra Times on Storytime Ballet

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). 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