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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" Tour (NSW, VIC, QLD & NT)

... so soon after the Australian Ballet presented Frederick Ashton’s The Dream... MCB do not suffer in the comparison... I think I like this interpretation of Puck much better than Ashton’s... the most refreshing things about MCB is the energy and excitement and joy the dancers display... I recommend it to budding ballet dancers and people who just love dance..
— Samsara Dunston, Planet Arts Melbourne, 2015

Presenting Venues...


Tuesday 4 July 2017

Cardinia Cultural Centre, Pakenham VIC


Wednesday 5 July 2017, 

Karralyka Centre, Ringwood VIC


Saturday 8 July 2017

Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie NSW


Thursday 20 July 2017

Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville QLD - SOLD OUT


Friday 21 July 2017 - SOLD OUT

Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville QLD


Saturday 22 July 2017

The World Theatre, Charters Towers QLD


Sunday 23 July 2017

Burdekin Theatre, Ayr QLD


Wednesday 26 July 2017

Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin NT


Friday 28 July 2017

Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, Katherine NT - SOLD OUT


Sunday 30th July 2017

Desert Harmony Festival (Civic Hall), Tennant Creek NT


Saturday 5 August 2017 (matinee)

Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Redcliffe QLD


Saturday 5 August 2017

Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Redcliffe QLD


Thursday  10 August 2017

JB Osborne Theatre, Bendigo VIC


Friday  11 August 2017

Wendouree Performing Arts Centre, Ballarat VIC


Saturday 12 August 2017 (matinee)

Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon VIC


Tuesday  15 August 2017

The Events Centre, Caloundra QLD


Wednesday 16 August 2017

Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, Gladstone QLD


Thursday  17 August 2017

Capella Cultural Centre, Emerald QLD


Saturday  19 August 2017

Proserpine Entertainment Centre, Whitsundays QLD

(Note: Proserpine Entertainment Centre has relocated to the former Proserpine RSL during repairs following recent weather events)


Thursday  24 August 2017

The Potato Shed, Drysdale (Geelong) VIC


Sunday  27 August 2017 (matinee)

Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre, Sale VIC


Wednesday  30 August 2017

Orange Civic Theatre, Orange NSW


Thursday  31 August 2017

Roxy Theatre, Bingara NSW


Friday  1 September 2017

The Crossing Theatre, Narrabri NSW


Saturday  2 September 2017

The Capitol Theatre, Tamworth NSW


Sunday  3 September 2017

The Civic Centre, Gunnedah NSW


Wednesday  6 September 2017

Benalla Performing Arts & Convention Centre VIC


Friday  8 September 2017

The Cube, Wodonga VIC


Saturday  9 September 2017

The Paradise Palladium Theatre, Morundah NSW


Wednesday 13th September 2017

Laycock Street Community Theatre, Gosford NSW

Thursday  14 September 2017

Laycock Street Community Theatre, Gosford NSW


Friday 15 September 2017

Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour NSW


Saturday 16 September 2017 (matinee)

Byron Bay Community Centre, Byron Bay NSW


Saturday 16 September 2017 

Byron Bay Community Centre, Byron Bay NSW


Sunday 17 September 2017 (Melbourne City Ballet's Byron Bay Intensive)

Byron Bay Community Centre, Byron Bay NSW

There's magic in these forests...

Melbourne City Ballet offers another Shakespearian classic for audiences in 2017, after the huge success of our touring production of Romeo & Juliet in 2016. Melbourne City Ballet will perform our interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at venues throughout New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Choreographed by Artistic Director, Michael Pappalardo, audiences will see a range of diverse movement, executed by some of Australia’s most talented artists. This comical tale explores the lives of two couples whose lives are affected by the meddling fairies who live in a mysterious forest. 

Choreographer: Michael Pappalardo

Music: Mendelssohn Opus 1 & 2

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Interested in being a part of this production?

Many venues across Australia are providing the chance for young audience members to be part of our production. Click the link below to find out more about how you can get involved.