Tickets are now available to watch the Swan Lake in Riyadh

Witness the stunning ballet right in the capital…

The classic ballet Swan Lake is set to grace the capital stage this May. Here’s everything you need to know about Swan Lake in Riyadh.

Beginning on Friday May 3 at the Al Ahmar Theatre in Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, the ballet is divided into two acts.


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Set to music composed by Petr Ilich Tchaikovsky, the ballet tells the story of Odette, a beautiful young princess cursed by the evil sorcerer Rothbart, who condemned her to transform into a swan during the day. She encounters a young Prince Siegfried, and the two become infatuated with one another.

In the first act, it’s Prince Siegfried’s 21st birthday, and people have gathered from all over the Kingdom to celebrate the occasion and his coming of age, indicating his pending nuptials.

The prince then encounters the Queen of the Swans, Odette, whose curse is that she and her friends are and must remain swans by day, but between midnight and dawn, they may resume their human form. Only the pure love of a young man can remove the curse.

Follow along to see how the evil sorcerer Rothbart drives the two apart in a spell-binding tale of love, betrayal, and redemption.

In this two-act performance of Swan Lake, the illustrious Moscow Ballet ‘La Classique,’ with its ballet skills, lavish costumes, and magnificent stage sets. The auditorium doors open an hour before the performance. Both acts will be about 50 minutes long, and guests should be seated 15 minutes before the show begins. You can get your tickets here, starting at SAR200 here.

Swan Lake in Riyadh, Al Ahmar Theatre, Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, Fri May 3, 3pm, 8pm. Book your tickets here.