Victorian State Ballet - The Little Mermaid

Girl in mermaid costume sitting on a rock

The Victorian State Ballet proudly presents The Little Mermaid in a full length magical classical ballet production.

The Little Mermaid is a new work in the VSB repertoire. Created in October 2018, the ballet follows the narrative based predominately on the story by Hans Christian Andersen. This widely known and much-loved story represented an opportunity to bring to life an underwater world in-habited by myriad sea folk and lively characters.

The choreography by Michelle Cassar de Sierra is a stunning display of classical ballet with elements of physical theatre that magically tell the tale.

The story unfolds in another world where a young mermaid dreams of a life beyond the sea. She bears witness to a shipwreck and comes to aid of a drowning sailor. Having saved his life and having delivered him back to shore, her curiosity is awakened, and throwing caution to the wind, she seeks the council of the wise sea crone who advises her that all gifts come with a warning and grants her the gift of transformation. Re-united with her sailor, she struggles to conform with human ways and quickly discovers life in a palace, chasing a prince, and navigating her new legs is not as easy as she dreamed.

Come and see the magnificent costumes full of vibrant colour, sets and props accentuating the beauty and splendor of this magical place, together with the outstanding skill, artistry & technique of the artists of the Victorian State Ballet. A must-see performance for the whole family.

VSB’s production of the Little Mermaid endeavors to immerse the audience right in amidst the fairy tale classic in a profound experience that is exhilarating, impacting and visually inspiring. Featuring internationally recognized artists in leading roles in a rich display of outstanding skill, one of the world’s favorite fairy tale classics is retold through a superb production featuring classical ballet skill and choreography which honour the spirit of this magical work. An inspiring, impacting, entertaining and memorable experience for the whole family.

Don’t miss out on seeing your favorite characters come to life, plus exhilarating solos and pas de deuxs from the stunning leading couple.

Duration: 2 hours including 20 minute interval

Note: Mild smoke and haze effect. Suitable to all ages. 


  • Saturday 20 August, 7.30pm
  • Sunday 21 August, 2.30pm


To book please purchase a ticket through our booking system. Select the 'Book now' button below or contact our friendly box office team on 8571 1666.

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Drum Theatre
Corner Lonsdale and Walker streets, Dandenong
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Cost of Event (if any)
Adult - $39.50; Concession - $35; Groups of 10 + - $34pp; Drum Members - $33; Child (under 15) - $34
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