Derek Deane’s critically acclaimed production caused a sensation at its premiere in 1997, and has since been enjoyed by over 500,000 people, capturing audiences worldwide.
True love triumphs over evil in this powerful story set to Tchaikovsky’s memorable score played by the English National Ballet Philharmonic. With 60 swans, stunning costumes and sensational lighting, this spectacular production will captivate and enthral you.
Experience a magnificent choreographic kaleidoscope as the Royal Albert Hall is transformed into a magical lake for this unrivalled dance event. From the lakeside seats to the top of the Hall, this in-the-round production of the world’s favourite ballet combines sensational spectacle, compelling drama and touching intimacy.
"Its sheer scale – 60 swans, 120 performers… truly stirring"
"Tchaikovsky’s soaring melodies… a thrill of emotion and beauty"
The Mail on Sunday
"60 swans, blue light, foaming mist from the dry ice machine, von Rothbart appearing from a trapdoor… acrobats, jugglers, an assured performance of the score…The public is nowhere cheated, and nor is Swan Lake… splendid"
The Financial Times
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Derek Deane
Design: Peter Farmer
Lighting: Howard Harrison
“When those 60 magnificently drilled swans flock on to the stage it’s more than a sea of white tutus: it’s a vision of the tragedy that Rothbart has created with his evil sorcerer’s spells and a measure of Odette’s overwhelming fate…dazzling” The Times
“… all those dazzling white tutus, all those perfectly angled heads and arms and legs… the hallucinatory buzz is intense, even if you've experienced it before” Independent on Sunday
“ 60 swans, blue light, foaming mist from the dry ice machine, von Rothbart appearing from a trapdoor… acrobats, jugglers, an assured performance of the score…The public is nowhere cheated, and nor is Swan Lake… splendid” The Financial Times