It’s been quite a year of cancelled events and performances, and Queensland Ballet was one of the many performing arts crews that was forced to postpone almost their entire 2020 calendar of scheduled shows and performances, while their incredible ballet dancers swapped dance studios for kitchens, living rooms and driveways to stay in form over lockdown.
Their annual performance of The Nutcracker, a festive favourite for all ballet, and even just Christmas, fans was one of the many shows rescheduled to 2020, but now, with restrictions on concert halls and event spaces eased, it’s been announced that we will get to see The Nutcracker this year—just with a few changes to its usual format.
Because it’s already so late in the year, a full performance of the classic ballet wasn’t possible, so instead Queensland Ballet is putting on a special one-hour long Best Of The Nutcracker, featuring the best and most well-loved dances from past year’s performances. There will be just five shows held at QPAC over two days, with one show on Friday 4 December and three shows on Saturday 5 December, so you might want to snap up tickets fast.
Because we can’t think of a better way to welcome back Queensland Ballet and celebrate reaching the end of a very long year, we’re giving away 20 double passes to the 4pm performance on Saturday 5 December. All you need to do is enter here and tell us, in 25 words or less, who you’ll be taking with you and why they deserve a festive treat after the wild year that was 2020.
Queensland Ballet are also giving away 1000 tickets of their own, to say thank you to essential workers, frontline emergency services and teachers, as well as people in the hospitality, travel and arts industry who have lost their livelihoods. You can find out more about their giveaway here.
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