Nov 11, 2020
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Event Date/Time

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Event Location

Civic Theatre - Invercargill,
88 Tay Street,

Event Details

Royal New Zealand Ballet presents the Ryman Healthcare Season of The Sleeping Beauty

…in an enchanted kingdom, a princess was born. Blessed by fairies, Aurora grew into a beautiful young woman, protected by everyone who loved her from the evil beyond the castle walls. On her 16th birthday, Aurora’s world was shattered by the malevolent Carabosse, but, saved from certain death by the kindly Lilac Fairy, she and her kingdom slept for a hundred years, until woken by a brave and handsome prince. Restored to life and health, Aurora and her prince ruled over the kingdom with wisdom and kindness, in a happy golden age of love and beauty.

The Sleeping Beauty is the quintessential classical ballet. The grandest of fairy tales, luxuriating in Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous orchestral score, it spills over with fairies, woodland sprites, handsome princes and, at its heart, an enchanting princess. This new Sleeping Beauty will unfurl like a fragrant summer rose, with all the radiance and joy that any ballet lover, young or old, could wish for.

For Christmas 2020, we are delighted to present a magical new production by Australian choreographer Danielle Rowe, with beautiful traditional costumes designed by Spanish dancer-turned-designer Dores Andre and sets by master designer Howard C Jones, creator of the RNZB’s much-loved production of Giselle.

All the hallmarks of the fairy tale classic will feature, including the iconic Rose Adagio in Act I and a spectacular wedding celebration, with grand pas de deux, in Act III.

Share the joy of a timeless classic with the young and young at heart next Christmas.


An allocated seating event at the Civic Theatre, 88 Tay Street, Invercargill.

For all enquiries please contact the ICC Booking Office, 101 Esk Street, Invercargill, Phone (03) 211 1692.

Children – Suitable for school-aged children from 5-17 years.

Concessions – Applies to Senior Citizens, Tertiary Students and the Unwaged. ID may be requested upon entry so please ensure you have this with you.

Group Bookings – Discounts available for groups of 6+ adults/children, or 20+ adults/children and school groups (teacher/student radio 1:9; applies to secondary, primary and intermediate schools, early childhood centres, home-schools and special education schools). For all inquiries and bookings please contact the ICC Booking Office – not available online.

Subscriptions – Book two or more ballets (Invercargill and one other city eg. Dunedin) at the same time and save. Contact Royal New Zealand Ballet directly for all subscription inquiries and bookings.

Free Carers/Companions accompanying Wheelchair/Disability Patrons – Accompanying carers or companions can attend this performance for free. This applies to any person in a wheelchair, or with a disability. In particular, we recommend purchasing wheelchair spaces early to avoid disappointment. Please note that there is no lift access to the Gallery.

Warm Up, Curtain Up! 6.20pm – Watch the Royal New Zealand Ballet dancers warm up for their evening performance. General admission. Gold coin donation.

Door Sales
Theatre doors open one hour prior to the performance start time for Box Office ticket sales (subject to availability).

Show Running Time – 2 hours 30 minutes (including intermission) approximately.

Intermission – Drinks and snacks will be available to purchase pre-show and during intermission.

Photography & Filming
The use of cameras/videos and other recording devices is not permitted.

Pickup Tickets – Internet or phone purchased pick-up tickets will be available for collection from the ICC Booking Office after 2.30pm the day following your purchase (on business working days). Any uncollected tickets, or tickets purchased for pick-up on the day of the event, can be collected from the venue in the hour before the event commences.

Dress Circle (centre seats Row A – G)
Front Stalls (centre seats Row B – K)
Back Stalls (centre seats Row L – M)
A Reserve:
Dress Circle (outside seats Row A – G, plus centre seats Row H)
Front Stalls (Row A plus outside seats to Row K)
Back Stalls (far outside seats from Row L – M, plus centre seats from Row N – Q)
B Reserve:
Dress Circle (far outside seats from Row A – H, plus Row J)
Back Stalls (far outside seats from Row M – Q, plus Rows R – S)

IMPORTANT – Tickets to all events at this venue must be purchased from TICKETDIRECT or TICKET ROCKET or an affiliated local agency. Tickets purchased through a third party or unauthorised seller will result in your tickets being void and access into the event being restricted.

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