Queensland Ballet Peter and the Wolf

18 - 27 August
Talbot Theatre
1 hour
(no interval, subject to change without notice)

Available Discounts

Concession, Youth, Child, Family, Groups, Schools

Tickets to the new August season of Peter and the Wolf are available now

“Peter, grumpy grandad, the duck, the bird, the cat and the infamous wolf are finally set to grace the brand-new Talbot Theatre stage in August. 

Following multiple COVID-related setbacks, we are thrilled to present this charming family ballet to Brisbane audiences in our world premiere at our reimagined home, the Thomas Dixon Centre. 

A My First Ballet production

Follow the courageous young scout Peter on an adventure of a lifetime in this symphonic fairytale ballet designed for families.

Children, parents, and grandparents will enjoy a lesson in musical appreciation as orchestral instruments accompany the dancers in a reimagined telling of Peter’s trip to the zoo and the rascally wolf, unlucky duck, and graceful bird he meets there.

When Russian-born composer Sergei Prokofiev composed the score and narration of Peter and the Wolf in 1936, it was with the musical education of young listeners in mind. Throughout this imaginative retelling, each musical instrument represents a character: Peter is represented by the string family, the delicate bluebird follows the notes of the flute, while the stealthy wolf is portrayed by the French horns. Loveable Grandpa moves steadily to the sound of the bassoon.

With colourful costumes, loveable creatures, and plenty of charm, Queensland Ballet choreographer Greg Horsman gives this much-loved story a contemporary twist.

Composed as an introduction to the orchestra for children, the lively production fits perfectly with Queensland Ballet’s ‘My First Ballet series’, inspiring the littlest of ballet lovers.

Presented by Queensland Ballet

Special Events

Post Performance Auslan Interpreted Q&A

  • Sat 27 Aug, 1:00 PM

Q&A post show panel discussion with creatives and dancers. Held on Saturday 27th August after 1pm show. This session will be AUSLAN interpreted. 



  • Sat 27 Aug, 11:00 AM

For anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment – this can include but is not limited to people with autism, sensory sensitivities, learning disabilities, dementia as well as those living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma. We focus on relaxing – or adapting – the theatre environment and preparing the audience by developing pre-show resources. During these performances, there is a relaxed attitude to noise, doors remain open and lights while dimmed remain on throughout the performance. You can leave the auditorium to take a break and a designated quiet area is available.


Creatives Choreographer Greg Horsman
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Music Arranger Nigel Gaynor
Costume Designer Noelene Hill
Set Designer Joshua McIntosh
Lighting Designer Ben Hughes
Dramaturge Thom Browning
Music performed by Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University

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