Peter and the Wolf

Thomas Dixon Centre

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. 

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30 years & under$50

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Thomas Dixon Centre

406 Montague Rd,
West End QLD 4101,

Relaxed Performance


Approximately 60 minutes, no interval


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Greg Horsman

Greg Horsman


Nigel Gaynor

Nigel Gaynor

Music Arranger

Noelene Hill

Noelene Hill

Costume Designer

Joshua McIntosh

Joshua McIntosh

Set Designer

Ben Hughes

Ben Hughes

Lighting Designer

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University


Sergei Prokofiev


Thom Browning


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Beyond the Stage

Join QB Teaching Artists for a pre-performance workshop that explores characters, storytelling and ballet moves from the production.

Recommended for ages 2 - 8, create lasting memories with these 30-minute workshops prior to each performance. Bookings essential.

Group Bookings

QPAC offers a dedicated groups sales team for schools and group bookings via the QPAC website.

Post show Q&A

Q&A Post show panel discussion with creatives and dancers. Held on Saturday 2nd July after 11am show. This session will be AUSLAN interpreted. There is no longer a Tuesday evening Q&A, as previously advertised.

Relaxed Performances

Saturday 2 July at 11am

Relaxed performances have relaxed theatre rules to accommodate for all audience members, including autism spectrum disorder and other sensory needs as well as young families.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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