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Natasha Oughtred as Odette; photo: Andrew Ross

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What's on

Swan Lake

The Lowry, Salford
23 - 26 September 2015

Sunderland Empire
22 - 24 October 2015

Theatre Royal Plymouth
27 - 29 October 2015

Belfast Grand Opera House
4 - 7 November 2015

Wales Millennium Centre
11 - 14 November 2015

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
26 - 30 January 2016

Click here for full diary of performances of Swan Lake and links for how to book.

Other show diaries

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First Steps: a child's Swan Lake
Moving Stateside
North tour spring 2015
Pre-performance talk
South tour spring 2015
The King Dances / Carmina burana
Variations triple bill (tour)

Full performance diary

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Swan Lake

A timeless story of good, evil and the all conquering power of love, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is without doubt the most famous of all classical ballets.

In mourning for his father, Prince Siegfried finds solace in hunting in the forest. He comes across a moonlit lake and is astonished to see one of the swans transform into a beautiful Princess. She is Odette, who, under the evil Von Rothbart’s spell, spends her days as a swan, returning to human form as night falls. Only the love of one who has never loved before can save her from this fate, but when the Prince is tricked into declaring himself toVon Rothbart’s daughter Odile,magically disguised as Odette, all hope seems lost.

With its exquisite ensembles, lyrical pas de deux and bravura solos, set to one of the world’s most achingly beautiful scores, it’s essential you secure your seats early.



'One of the best Swan Lakes around'

'A splendid production'

'A triumph'

Performance length

Approx 2 hours and 46 minutes

Image gallery

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Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Peter Wright; Lev Ivanov; Marius Petipa
Production Peter Wright; Galina Samsova
Designs Philip Prowse
Lighting Peter Teigen
Sponsored (1981) by the Royal Opera House Trust

World premiere

27 January 1895, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg

First performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet

27 November 1981, Palace Theatre, Manchester


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