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A male dancer creates a swan shape whilst the background looks foggy and mysterious.

Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne
Tue 25 Mar – Sat 5 Apr 2025
Main Stage, Theatre Royal


Evenings: 7.30pm
Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Running time: 2hrs 30mins (including interval)
Audio Described perf with pre-show Touch Tour: Sat 5 Apr, 2.30pm
Contains recorded music.

Matthew Bourne’s audacious, rule-breaking reinvention of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece caused a sensation when it premiered almost 30 years ago.
It has now become the most successful dance theatre production of all time, creating new audiences and inspiring generations of young dancers.

In celebration of that ongoing impact, Swan Lake will take flight once more in a major new revival for the next generation of dancers, and for audiences who will experience it for the very first time.

Thrilling, bold, witty and emotive, this genre-defining event is still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turning tradition on its head.

First staged at Sadler’s Wells in London in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake took the dance theatre world by storm becoming the longest running full-length dance classic on the West End and on Broadway. It has since been performed across the globe.

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Please note the production images above feature the 2018 cast.

Newcastle Theatre Royal Friends artwork


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