• Please note:

    From Dec 17 2021, only fully vaccinated (or medically exempt) people (16+ years) are permitted to enter QPAC. There is currently no end date on this vaccination requirement, however we do not anticipate that the requirement will be removed prior to the end of this season.

This is BIG!  

Experience the world premiere of the Ballet International Gala (BIG), exclusively in Queensland. 

In an Australian first, principal dancers from The Royal Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, and Astana Opera will collaborate with our world class body of Australian artists, each performing from a carefully curated selection of pas de deux from the most iconic ballets over seven intimate performances at the Playhouse, QPAC. 

BIG will feature performances from American Ballet Theatre principals, Skylar Brandt and Aran Bell as they grace the stage with their performance from Le Corsaire, while the Royal Ballet’s Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales will captivate audiences with Swan Lake’s White Swan pas de deux. 

Astana Opera principals, Bakhtiyar Adamzhan and Shugyla Adepkhan will deliver one of the most breathtaking and explosive performances from Spartacus.  

Queensland Ballet’s power couple Mia Heathcote and Victor Estevez will fittingly perform the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet, while Queensland Ballet icon, Neneka Yoshida will partner with Artistic Director of United Ballet Theatre Joseph Gatti as they move audiences with their performance of the grand pas de deux from Pas de Esclave.  

Juliet Doherty and BIG co-founder Joel Burke, stars from the upcoming ballet feature film, Red Shoes - The Next Step, will perform their new works, while Paris Opera Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet alumni Dani Gibson and Alexander Smith will perform their Australian premieres. 

BIG is excited to welcome back internationally renowned tap dancer, Bill Simpson, after previously starring in Queensland Ballet’s production of Strictly Gershwin. Bill will perform an exclusive ballet/tap collaboration with BIG’s world class line up.

The evening will close with a world exclusive finale, featuring a collaboration of each of BIG’s artists and one of Queensland’s most promising musical acts!

Join BIG, as they take you on a journey through London, New York, Paris, Stuttgart and Nur-Sultan, for the first time in a long time.

  • Connecting safely at QPAC

    QPAC is operating at 100% capacity and masks are not mandatory, however we do strongly recommend you bring your mask with you to the theatre for use when physical distancing is not possible.

    All patrons are currently required to register on arrival through the Check In Qld App and from 17 December 2021 will be required to provide proof of vaccination status or medical exemption. Find out more

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Pricing Guide

Admission Premium $195 Premium Matinee Performances^^ $185 A-Reserve Adult $175 Concession^ $157.50

^Concession: Pensioners, Senior Card Holders & Full-Time Students.

^^Matinee performances includes Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 2pm, Saturday, 29 January 2022, 2pm & Sunday, 30 January 2022, 3pm.

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.