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The Australian Ballet

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Address: 2 Kavanagh St | Level 5, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 369 741
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Australian Ballet exists to inspire, delight and challenge audiences...

The Australian Ballet exists to inspire, delight and challenge audiences through the power of its performances. The Australian Ballet is one of the world's premier ballet companies and has delivered extraordinary performances for over 50 years. A commitment to artistic excellence, a spirited style and a willingness to take risks have defined the company from its earliest days, both onstage and off. Moving effortlessly between the great classical ballets and new contemporary commissions, the company has a uniquely Australian style, powered by artistry and athleticism.

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The Australian Ballet Company is very talented and perform all the classic ballets as well as modern ballets. I would recommend everyone to at least go and see 1 performance. It's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 22, 2016
Rosalie M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredibly unhelpful customer service- I had bought a child ticket for Nijinsky, which reviews have deemed unsuitable for children. Nowhere on the website does it say that the production is unsuitable for children, and child tickets are sold without warning. The Australian Ballet office refused to refund or offer a solution. I'll now be out $50 and a babysitter.

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Thank Andrea R
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Hi Andrea As mentioned in this comment you posted on Facebook, we appreciate you taking the time to get in touch. While we do not proscribe age restrictions based on the thematic content of any performance, we do note any adult themes in the description of each performance and provide a range of online resources to help customers make informed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The Australian Ballet Company is very talented and perform all the classic ballets as well as modern ballets. I would recommend everyone to at least go and see 1 performance. It's very entertaining and breathtaking

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Thank Rosalie M
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

My wife and I had tickets for this, but she became extremely ill on the day-certainly what can happen whilst travelling. We called to query if we could change the ticket day, of course expecting to pay some sort of penalty as a result of the short notice and possible loss of ticket sales for the ballet. To our dismay,... More 

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Nowra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2015

I have subscribed to the Australian Ballet for 3 yrs now and never get tired of watching them perform. We are so lucky to have one of the worlds best right here at home. Cannot fault any thing. The dance the customers, choreography, stage sets etc are always of such a high standard. Go if you get the chance.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

If you love Dance, movement, and creativity, then the Australian Ballet will delight you. I have attended performances since a child, and continue to enjoy the high standard of Dancers, and the variety of programs on offer each year. The choreography is updated for some ballets and is a refreshing change from what we might have seen in the past.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Being Adelaide residents we only get a tiny sample of the season's programme. Made a special trip to Melbourne for Sleeping Beauty. We have probably attended 15-20 productions over past few years. This one was superb. The sets and costumes could not be bettered. The dancers brilliant.

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Thank MandMKettle
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015

if you are lucky to have to have the opportunity, buy a ticket and enjoy. this world class company is excellent. travels extensively through out Australia and beyond but always performs 100%

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Thank ColingUnther
Barham NSW
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

Australian ballet has come so far in the last 25yrs. This years first production of Giselle was just beautiful and the opportunity of talking wth lead dancers and producer after the show highlighted how they wish us all to be part off the future of ballet. Tonight "The Dream" I know it will be.

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Thank Barhamtilley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2015

Worlds finest is one of our very own! Programs across the year from all sectors of this institution are well worth the visit.

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Thank Greg T
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015

Saw The Dream performed by the Australian Ballet in the Opera House. First two acts were "different" and interesting. The second half was "The Dream" and very beautiful. Would recommend.

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