Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©
When Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland© arrived on the stage in 2011 with a burst of colour, theatrical magic and inventive choreography, it was The Royal Ballet’s first new full-length work since 1995 and was greeted with delight by audiences. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary sound worlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative sets and costumes draw on puppetry, projections and masks to make Wonderland wonderfully real.
Described as a ‘dazzling extravaganza’ by the Daily Telegraph (UK) Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland© will be The Australian Ballet’s major new production for 2017. See the premiere season of this work ‘down under’ combined with a visit to Melbourne in the spring.
Arrive in Melbourne and check-in to the Langham Southbank Hotel.
Tour arrangements begin with your choice of a tour of the Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre at Southbank (3.00 – 4.00 pm) or a visit to the Australian Ballet’s new purpose-built production centre at Altona (2.00 – 4.30 pm) , followed by a welcome dinner at a local restaurant hosted by James Worladge, Philanthropy Manager.
Enjoy the peak of the early spring bloom during a morning tour to the superb Royal Botanic Gardens followed by a visit to a beautiful private garden, courtesy of a Melbourne Patron of The Australian Ballet.
Afternoon at leisure.
Later, join a member of The Australian Ballet Artistic Team for an exclusive pre-performance introduction to Alice©, followed by dinner at the Arts Centre Melbourne. Tonight, experience the magic, extravaganza and sheer brilliance of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland© by The Australian Ballet on the stage of the State Theatre.
Tour arrangements conclude after breakfast. Or extend your stay in Melbourne for the AFL Grand Final weekend! Extra night rates available on request.
*All prices are per person, in AUD.
*Single travellers may request to share.
Please advise at time of booking.
Langham Southbank Hotel
Per person, twin-share AUD 1,100
Single* AUD 1,350
River View Rooms
Per person, twin-share AUD 1,140
Single* AUD 1,430
Final payment due
11 August 2017
Please see booking conditions for fitness level definitions.
Please contact Renaissance Tours or your travel agent for assistance.
Tour price includes
- Two nights’ accommodation at the Langham Southbank Hotel with breakfast daily (B)
- Two dinners (D) as per itinerary, incl. wines
- Visit to The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre OR Altona Production Centre
- Premium-reserve tickets to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©
- Pre-performance talk and programme
- Half-day tour to the Melbourne Botanic Gardens and a private garden
Tour price does not include
- Flights to/from Melbourne
- Transfers on arrival and departure
- Items of a personal nature (e.g. telephone, laundry, minibar etc.)
- Travel insurance (recommended)
The Langham *****
Located on Southbank Promenade, this grand hotel features an extensive array of services and facilities including Melba restaurant, Aria bar and lounge, Chuan spa, a gymnasium and swimming pool. The rooms combine classic elegance with contemporary facilities. Grand Classic rooms offer views of Southbank or the Bay whilst Grand River Rooms offer premium views of the city skyline and Yarra River. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the Arts Centre Melbourne.
NB. Hotels of a similar standard may be substituted.