With Tchaikovsky’s sweeping score – lush, romantic, instantly recognisable – and Kristian Fredrikson’s opulent designs, gorgeously lit by Jon Buswell, Swan Lake transports the audience from the palace ballroom to the lakeside in wave upon wave of beauty and emotion. You’ll be inexorably drawn into the unfolding tragedy and exalt as the dancers bring every facet of their iconic characters to life.

Celebrating the dramatic and technical brilliance of a new generation of RNZB dancers, this production, honouring and cherishing the artistic legacy of former Artistic Director and RNZB kaumatua Russell Kerr will celebrate the company’s rich past and bright future.

We are thrilled to be able to present this beautiful production, not seen in Aotearoa since 2013, with the support of colleagues from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (Wellington), the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (Christchurch) and the Auckland Philharmonia (Auckland).


Single tickets on sale now.


St James Theatre

Pre-Performance Talk

Q&A Session

Warm Up, Curtain Up!


Kiri te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre

Pre-Performance Talk

Q&A Session

Warm Up, Curtain Up!


Municipal Theatre

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Isaac Theatre Royal

Pre-Performance Talk

Q&A Session

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Regent Theatre

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Civic Theatre

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Behind the scenes

» Immaculately professional, the production overflows with an opulence and a gracefulness hard to find in other art forms, making show-goers feel almost like royalty while the dancers are on stage. «

Lauren Hayes, Southland Times, August 2013


Russell Kerr ONZM QSM


Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky

Set & Costume Design

Kristian Fredrikson


Jon Buswell


Hamish McKeich

Orchestra - Wellington

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra - Auckland

Auckland Philharmonia

Orchestra - Christchurch

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra