Giselle | Queensland Ballet

For a strictly limited season, experience Queensland Ballet’s spectacular, critically acclaimed production of the iconic ballet, Giselle, under the stars at our Outdoor Stage.

Beautiful and haunting, Giselle is a luminous masterpiece of Romantic ballet with its tale of passion, betrayal and redemption.

The supernatural story follows the young peasant girl Giselle as she falls in love and dies of a broken heart, deceived by her lover Albrecht, who is engaged to another. Deep in the moonlit forest, she emerges in the twilight spirit world of the vengeful Wilis where she must perform the ultimate act of forgiveness to save him from certain death.

With its exquisite choreography and enchanting score, this heart-rending tale has held audiences spellbound since its première in 1841.

Bring your picnic rug, settle in under the stars and  get in quick – this is sure to be a magical experience, not to be missed.

“This is THE romantic ballet.” Scene Magazine
“… a visual feast of pure classical ballet.” The Blurb
” … outstanding dancing” The Australian

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and Queensland Ballet

Read the program

Giselle: Synopsis

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Event FAQs

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Eat and Drink

Dinner and a Show

Good news! The HOTA Café is reopening – but with strictly limited capacities. To enjoy an exclusive dinner at HOTA before the ballet, you must pre-book.

You’ll have your choice of either:

  • Slow roasted beef striploin, beef pave with garlic parmesan crumbs, potato puree, glazed pearl onion and green peppercorn sauce
  • Chicken and porcini mushroom ballotine, creamed cabbage, potato fondant, baby carrot and red wine jus (gf)
  • Green curry with sweet potato, cauliflower, soybean and tofu, accompanied by steamed brown rice (v)(gf)(df)

Followed by:

  • Hazelnut and Frangelico Brulee, toasted biscotti (gfo)

Accompanied by your choice of house wine, beer or soft drink.
Dinner will be served before the show at the HOTA Café.

Dinner Sittings

Thu 12 Nov: 5.15pm

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Fri 13 Nov: 6pm

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Sat 14 Nov: 6pm

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**Please note hampers are only on sale until 5pm Tuesday 10 November**

Indulgence Hamper – $75

Treat yourself to the Indulgence Hamper for two, including hand-selected cheeses, breads and antipasto delights, served with fresh Australian prawns. All accompanied by two glasses of your choice of red, white or sparkling wine, and an assortment of chocolate truffles.

Gourmet Hamper – $50

Enjoy a Gourmet Hamper for two, including hand-selected cheeses, breads and antipasto delights with two glasses of your choice of red, white or sparkling wine.

Keeping you safe

It is incredibly important to us that you have a safe experience when you come to HOTA. We have a COVID Safe plan and there are some new conditions of entry which you should read before purchasing a ticket or attending an event at HOTA.  You can also refer to the event FAQs here for more information on being COVID Safe at this event.


This program is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. This season of Giselle is generously supported by Carole Byron.

Image: Lisa Edwards as Queen of the Wilis and dancers of the Queensland Ballet (2013). Image by David Kelly.
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