Tickets to see the American Ballet Theatre’s exclusive 2014 season of Swan Lake at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), went on sale today.

The American Ballet Theatre (ABT) will make its way to Australia for the first time ever to perform Swan Lake exclusively in QPAC’s Lyric Theatre from 28 August to 7 September 2014.

The ABT will be performing two productions with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) during the exclusive season at QPAC: Swan Lake choreographed by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie; and a triple bill featuring works by three of the greatest choreographers of the modern era: Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp and Alexei Ratmansky.

American Ballet Theatre was launched in 1939 with a vision to develop a repertoire of the best ballets from the past and encourage the creation of new works by gifted choreographers. The company has appeared in 132 cities in 42 countries and over the years has evolved under the artistic direction of world renowned names such as Lucia Chase, Oliver Smith and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

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Getting to QPAC

Please be aware that QPAC is located in a vibrant part of the city, with many events occurring, particularly on the weekends.

Busy crowds, traffic changes and Queensland Rail track work can sometimes cause travel delays, which may affect your arrival time at QPAC. To avoid missing the start of your performance, we strongly suggest you plan your transport and leave home early to avoid any delays and arrive in good time to enjoy your show.

By Train:  to South Brisbane Station, opposite QPAC in Grey Street.

By Bus:  to the Cultural Centre Busway Station on the Melbourne Street side of QPAC.

By City Cat: to South Bank Ferry Terminal which is only a short walk along the river from QPAC, in South Bank Parklands.

By Taxi: to the designated taxi set-down and pick-up area on the Grey Street side of QPAC. Free taxi phones are located in the main Melbourne Street foyer, the Cremorne Theatre Lobby and the coffee shop level of the Playhouse, as well as at Stage Door.