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The Little Mermaid

Talbot Theatre, Thomas Dixon Centre

Talbot Theatre, Thomas Dixon Centre

#A charming My First Ballet experience.

A treasured tale of underwater wonders, perfect for families.

Discover Hans Christian Andersen’s most spellbinding fairytale of all in this charming retelling of The Little Mermaid.

Based on the original 1837 story – with a few magical twists and turns – this delightful family adventure follows the much-loved tale of a young mermaid who falls deeply in love with a human prince and faces an impossible decision: a life on land or in the sea.

Audiences of all ages will enjoy a parade of well-known and reimagined characters, including the wistful Little Mermaid, the captivating Prince, Mermaid Sisters, the wicked temptress Sea Witch, and two slick and slippery eels. The familiar storyline of shipwreck and rescues, spells and sacrifices, and the journey of falling in love, culminating in an ending guaranteed to delight even the youngest of viewers, is beautifully revealed in an underwater seascape.

With a parade of well-known and reimagined characters, and sublime music by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius as a nod to the original story’s Scandinavian heritage, this new family fairytale by acclaimed choreographer Paul Boyd will premiere at the stunningly redeveloped Thomas Dixon Centre.

Production performed to recorded music.

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Premium Reserve - single ticket prices
30 years & under$48
Groups of 5 or more$51
School groups$30
Production performed to recorded music.

Season Tickets

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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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Paul Boyd

Paul Boyd


Zoe Griffiths

Costume Designer

Ben Hughes

Ben Hughes

Lighting Designer

Josh McIntosh

Josh McIntosh

Set Designer

Jean Sibelius


Pre-Performance Workshops

Create lasting memories and dance with Queensland Ballet Teaching Artists. These pre-performance workshops for children explore characters, storytelling and ballet moves from the production.

Post show Q&A

Post show Q&A panel discussion with creatives and dancers. Held on Saturday 1 July 2023 after the 1.30pm show. This session will be AUSLAN interpreted.

Relaxed performance

Saturday 1 July 2023 11.30am

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.

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#Season Ticket Package


Adult $48
Concession¹ $41
30 years & under² $38
Child³ $29


Adult $51
Concession¹ $43
30 years & under² $41
Child³ $31

¹Full Pensioners, QLD Government Seniors Card, Industry (MEAA) Members, Full-time students over 30, Unemployed. National Seniors Card not applicable

²Aged 30 years old and under at the time of booking, ID required

³Aged 13 years old and under at the time of booking – children aged 18 months and over must hold a ticket

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.


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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