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It is with great sadness that we announce the postponement of our Imperial Russian Ballet Company 2020 tour of The Nutcracker & Don Quixote to 2021.  Due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, it has become clear that it will be impossible to bring our dancers through the Australian and New Zealand borders in 2020.  Thank you for your patience and we hope to see you again in 2021 for The Nutcracker & Don Quixote.

The Nutcracker & Don Quixote on Saturday 24 October 2020 has been rescheduled and will now be taking place on Friday 24 September 2021.

Your tickets will be valid for this new date. You don’t need to do anything, just hold on to your tickets.

If you can’t make it to the new date, please submit a request. Refund requests must be submitted prior to 5pm, Friday 14 August 2020.

Please note that if you do not request a refund by this date, we will take it that you can make the rescheduled show and a refund will no longer be available as a result of rescheduling the event. If you request a refund after this date, you will not be entitled to a refund as it will be considered a “change of mind”.  

Please be advised, only the credit card holder who purchased the ticket(s) can seek a refund via the method outlined above. If you received your ticket(s) any other way, including via "Ticket Forward", you will need to contact the original ticket buyer for your refund.

 

 

RUNNING TIMES

6.30pm Doors
7.30pm Show start
Rest of times to be announced

*All times approximate and subject to change by the artist.

Palais Theatre’s Bars are open from doors until the end of interval with a selection of food and beverages including sandwiches, soft drinks, snacks and ice-creams and our new central bar which is fully fitted out with beers on tap, wine, spirits and soft drinks.

EVENT INFORMATION

“In a night that overflows with all things ballet, you can’t help be swept up by the sheer panache of The Imperial Russian Ballet Company dancers.” The West Australian

Two sensational ballets, one magnificent night of ballet.

ACT 1 - The Nutcracker

The ageless tale of bravery and dreams set to the music genius of Tchaikovsky's musical, this ballet features one of the most recognisable and enduring music scores ever written. Set at Christmas time, a young girl dreams of her Nutcracker prince and their adventures together.

ACT 2 - Don Quixote

A ballet based on the Spanish novel by Miguel De S… and is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish golden age.  This festive and flamboyant ballet was first performed in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in 1869.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994 by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Gediminas Taranda. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company comprises 40 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia.

“Bold, Brave Russians”

Following their sell-out 2019 performances of Swan Lake, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia to perform a double bill, The Nutcracker & Don Quixote.

Previously the company has performed:

A Festival of Russian Ballet
The Nutcracker Suite
Swan Lake
Sleeping Beauty and many more.

Getting here

Palais Theatre
Cnr Lower Esplanade and Cavell Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182
Next to Luna Park

For more information on travelling by car, tram, train, bus or bike please visit Getting Here

Food & Drink

Find out how to make your evening a night to remember with food and drinks at the Theatre or a special offer from one of St Kilda's restaurants and hotels. See Food & Drink

Parking

There are many parking options just a short stroll from the Palais Theatre including. To find out more visit Parking

Accessibility

Call Ticketmaster directly on 136 100 (Option 1 then Option 2) to book accessible seating.

For more information visit the Accessibility section of the site.