A magical & comical ballet

'in “Coppélia” opposites most certainly do attract, complimenting each other wonderfully to create a thoroughly enjoyable and utterly refreshing production.'


Young lovers create comic chaos in this witty ballet!

Franz and his reporter fiancee Hildy, are curious about the beautiful girl, Coppélia. Hildy begins to suspect things are not all that they seem… She and her friends follow the seemingly perfect starlet, arriving at Dr Coppelius’ laboratories. Inside, they stumble upon a magical and strange world, uncovering secrets that will change them forever!

Setting the much-loved story at a County Fair, in the 50s choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple (Carmen, Romeo & Juliet), with writer Stella Feehily, have re-interpreted  this witty and pertinent ballet inspired by the eternal obsession with youthful perfection. With its nod to the movie glamour of yesteryear, its captivating dance and the charming music of Léo Delibes and Tom Lane, Coppélia will enchant and enthral audiences of all ages.

Ballet Ireland is delighted to tour this light-hearted ballet following the success of Swan Lake last year.

See below for 2015 performance dates and behind the scenes insights.

Tour dates 2015

The Helix, Dublin 29 Oct

The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny 30 Oct

Royal Theatre, Castlebar 2 Nov

Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey 4 Nov

Burnavon Arts Centre, Cookstown 5 Nov

Garage Theatre, Monaghan 6 Nov

Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen  7 Nov

Riverside Theatre, Coleraine 11 Nov

VISUAL, Carlow 12 Nov

Everyman Theatre, Cork 14 Nov

Gaiety Theatre, Dublin 18 – 21 Nov

DunamaiseArts Centre, Portlaoise 24 Nov

Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo 25 Nov

An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny 27 Nov

Wexford Opera House, Wexford 29 Nov

Civic Theatre, Tallaght 3 – 5 Dec

Town Hall Theatre, Galway 9 Dec

glór, Ennis 10 Dec

Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick 11 Dec

Siamsa Tíre Theatre, Tralee 12 Dec

Solstice Arts Centre, Navan Wed 15 Dec

Backstage Theatre, Longford 16 Dec

Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown 18 Dec

Source Arts Centre, Thurles 19 Dec

Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray 20 Dec