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Once upon a time

New in 2013 and designed especially for children aged 4 and up, Once upon a time is full of beautiful costumes, stirring music and wonderful dancing! See The Australian Ballet perform fully staged excerpts from much-loved story ballet Cinderella, with narration by one of the central characters and live musical accompaniment.

At 50 minutes in length, this event is perfect for families with young children and primary school groups.

Stay tuned for an announcement of who will dance and narrate the lead role.

for age 4 to adult

Day Date Time Special Details  

Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre

11.30am to 12.20pm


$30 adults
$25 children

Children aged under 2 years are admitted free of charge and must sit on the lap of the accompanying adult.

$23 per person for groups of 10 or more

School groups
$17 per student (17 years and under) for school groups of 10 or more, with one supervising teacher free for each group of 10 students


Click on the 'book now' link above
In person
The Australian Ballet Centre Box Office
Level 4, 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank
By phone
1300 369 741 (cost of local call)

School group bookings now available
Complete and print the School Group Booking Form and scan and email to or post to:
The Australian Ballet Education Bookings
Private Box 838
South Melbourne DC Vic 3205

The Australian Ballet accepts MasterCard and Visa. Please make cheques payable to The Australian Ballet.



Single tickets for this event are booked through an external ticketing agent. The agent's site will now open in this window.