The Russian State Ballet and Opera House
Swan Lake – a timeless ballet with exquisite dancing
Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians
‘This was an absolute sumptuous ballet with the most gorgeous sets and costumes I have seen in years.’ The Central Fife Times.
After sell-out performances last year, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for its annual UK tour with spellbinding, lavish, full-production touring ballet.
One hundred and thirty-five years ago audiences heard Swan Lake by the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the very first time. From that moment on, the world of ballet would never be the same.
Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so strikingly that one can easily be mistaken for the other.
It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?
From the opulent splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where majestic swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.
Swan Lake captures, like no other ballet, the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy.
A wonderful evening out, the memories of which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls.
Ticket holders are invited to join us in the auditorium from 6:45pm for a pre-show Swan Lake talk.
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents Swan Lake has been re-scheduled to Wednesday 19 October 2022 (from 22 October 2021 and 31 October 2020).
A letter from the promoter -
Dear Ballet Lovers
I hope you and your families are well and staying healthy!
It has been a very challenging time for us and although we learned to live with the fact that there were no performances last year, we sincerely hoped to perform for you this year.
For the last couple of months, we have been monitoring the situation and hoped the anticipated Freedom Day would also result in our Russian artists being able to perform in the UK this Autumn.
We have been in contact with various authorities and border agencies from different countries involved. Sadly, the travel & visas restriction are still in place, and no-one is willing to give us clear guidance and advise. We, therefore, sadly must announce the postponement of our 2021 tour into Autumn 2022.
I hope you understand our situation and hope to see you very soon once again!
We're pleased to confirm that your existing tickets will be valid at the rescheduled date and we hope you can join us. If you chose to collect your tickets from the Box Office at the time of booking, your tickets will still be available for collection up to the date of the rescheduled show.
If you are unable to attend, tickets must be returned to the Box Office by 22 October 2021 for a refund.
- If you have Victoria Theatre tickets bought from the Box Office and would like a refund - these will need to be returned to the Box Office for a refund (as this event has been postponed and to allow tickets to be resold).
- If you have Print at Home Tickets and would like a refund - If you have print at home tickets and would like a refund, please return the original print at home email which included the link to the ticket pdf (with the subject line - Your print at home tickets are ready - PLEASE PRINT) to the Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have purchased tickets though a ticket agent (eg Ticketmaster, SEE tickets etc) or any other channel and would like a refund - you will need to contact the agent directly to discuss your booking and their terms and conditions and refund policy will apply.
PLEASE NOTE: The £1.75 Theatre Support Fee that is automatically added to all tickets is non refundable. This fee is essential to supporting the theatre operations, particularly during these difficult times and it will be used to help provide necessary equipment for the safety of our audiences once we re-open for shows.
For Your Health and Safety When at the Victoria Theatre
The Victoria Theatre is happy to be welcoming visitors back after being closed for over 18 months. We know that many of our customers are eager to return to live entertainment and would like life to go back to ‘normal’. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic means that there is a need to continue to protect ourselves, our audiences, and our community.
We therefore have a COVID entry policy that visitors must adhere to when visiting the Victoria Theatre. This includes wearing of face coverings and providing proof of vaccination or a negative lateral flow test.
Please visit the COVID page HERE to read the policy and ensure that you are ready to be compliant with these rules when you visit.
We really want to make sure that we can remain open, to bring back the joy of live entertainment and shared experiences to all, so that we can all feel as ‘normal’ as possible under the circumstances and we greatly appreciate your support, kindness, and cooperation during this time as we continue to protect ourselves and each other.
The door times for all events are an hour before the show is due to start and we will be checking everyone as they come in. Please arrive as early as possible, as there may be queues.
* Ticket prices include a Theatre Support Fee when booking via our Box Office and online. No other charges are applied.
** Price dependent on section of theatre selected.