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Insider Access: The Australian Ballet

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Insider Access: The Australian Ballet

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Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Transport
Hosted in
English
art walk

Insider Access: The Australian Ballet

art walk

Insider Access: The Australian Ballet

2 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Transport
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

A warehouse filled with ghosts, stars, fairies and chickens … let Colin Peasley guide you through our custom-built Production Centre which houses our $40-million collection of costumes, sets, scenery and props. Colin has been a unique and special part of The Australian Ballet since its first day. He's done it all! Dancer, teacher and now tour guide. At 10,000 square metres, the Production Centre has plenty of room for our 130 large containers of props and 30,000 costumes, ranging from the oldest (Melbourne Cup, 1962, if you were wondering) to our newest. Wandering this cavernous space, Colin might show you treasures like Cinderella’s pumpkin coach or vast backcloths being painted and sets assembled for upcoming ballets. A town car will whisk you to the Production Centre for this exclusive tour, where you’ll hear about the history of our special treasures and learn what it takes to get a production out of storage and on the road.

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Welcome to our world of pointe shoes, pirouettes and life-long passions; a world of unwavering discipline, elite training and dedication; a world of intense physical power and grace. Let Colin Peasley take you behind the curtain to discover our master craftspeople and wonderland of sets and costumes. Colin has been a unique and special part of The Australian Ballet since its first day. He's done it all! Dancer, teacher and now tour guide.

About the organisation

The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet exists to inspire, delight and challenge audiences through the power of its performances. The Australian Ballet is one of the world’s premier ballet companies and has delivered extraordinary performances for over 50 years. A commitment to artistic excellence, a spirited style and a willingness to take risks have defined the company, both onstage and off.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to The Australian Ballet.

What's included

Transport
Car to Production Centre

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Where you'll be

Our custom-built Production Centre is located in Altona, in Melbourne’s west. However your experience starts at our Ballet Centre. Meet Colin at the Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre, Level 1, 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank. From here, a town car will whisk you to the Production Centre for this exclusive tour.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend. This is a walking tour, please ensure you're wearing comfortable closed shoes.

More tips

Please arrange your own transportation to meeting point at Ballet Centre. From there, we'll whisk you to the Production Centre in a town car with your host and tour guide.
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Insider Access: The Australian Ballet
2 reviews
£81/person
2 reviews
£81/person