For decades, West Australian Ballet has opened our final dress rehearsals, free-of-charge for those most in need, so that everyone in our community can experience the magic of ballet.
Community Dress Rehearsals presented by Act-Belong-Commit provide an enriching artistic experience that makes a difference in someone’s life. To be absorbed by a performance in a welcoming environment provides respite from challenges and presents an opportunity to connect with other people and initiate positive change. This experience is not something that should be limited to those with the ability to purchase a ticket.
Participation in this event is through an application process for community service and support organisations, to ensure the benefit of complimentary tickets is going directly to those most in need. Unfortunately we are unable to take applications from individuals. Organisations are asked to describe why their clients will benefit and what specific outcomes they hope to achieve by being able to attend a show for free.
Light and Shadow: Ballet at the Quarry – 6 February 2020
The Sleeping Beauty – 7 May 2020
STATE – 18 June 2020
Dracula – 11 September 2020
GALA – 18 November 2020
Can I take pictures or video the performance?
You are more than welcome to take pictures before or after the performance or during the interval, but we don’t permit photos or videos to be taken of or during the performance.
ABOUT THE DRESS REHEARSAL
What is the dress rehearsal?
The dress rehearsal is the final rehearsal before the first public performance. For West Australian Ballet the dress rehearsal should be exactly the same as the performances. In rare occasions something may go wrong and we may have to pause the rehearsal. If this does occur please stay in your seats unless advised by the front of house staff.
What time should I arrive?
We recommend you arrive at the theatre at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the show, in order to collect your tickets, and allow sufficient time to find your seats.
What happens if I’m running late for the ballet?
For the comfort and convenience of all patrons, latecomers can only be admitted into the auditorium at a suitable break in the performance. Suitable breaks will vary with particular ballets and may not be until the first interval. West Australian Ballet strongly recommends planning your journey to ensure you arrive at the venue well in advance of the ballet’s start time. These vary, so don’t forget to check your ticket for start times.
Can I bring my child and do they need a ticket?
Venues have a ‘Babes in Arms Policy’ where children aged 2 and under are able to sit on a lap without a ticket. This policy can vary depending on the show, as some performances may be deemed unsuitable. Please check the information on the performance page before booking. Prams or carriers will need to be cloaked with Front of House staff to store during the performance.
Can I eat and drink during the dress rehearsal?
For our productions at His Majesty’s Theatre no food or beverages are permitted in the auditorium, with the exception of bottled water. Food and beverages are available for purchase at the venue, however these must be consumed prior to entering the auditorium.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Where is His Majesty’s Theatre?
His Majesty’s Theatre is located at 825 Hay Street Perth WA 6000, on the corner of Hay Street and King Street.
Where can I park?
Undercover parking is available nearby at His Majesty’s Carpark (City of Perth Carpark No.5) via entry from Murray Street and Kings Parking via entry from King Street. Street parking is subject to availability. For peace of mind and ease on the night, you can pre-book your parking at Wilson Parking’s Central Park location for only $6* for the night (*plus booking fee). Simply visit the website, choose car park ‘152 St Georges Tce (Central Park)’
Can I catch public transport to the theatre?
His Majesty’s Theatre is located near the main Perth city bus route on St Georges Terrace near King Street. Perth Central Railway Station, and the The Esplanade Railway Station are both a five-minute walk from the Theatre.
How many tickets can I request for my organisation?
You can request as many tickets as you think you and your organisation can manage. We receive many requests for tickets so we ask you to be as accurate as possible when submitting your application. The purpose of this event is to provide access to the arts for people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to participate. The use of community dress rehearsal tickets is strictly for your clients, their families, and any support staff as are required to ensure your clients are able to fully enjoy the event. When submitting your application please provide the total number of tickets required including clients, companions and support staff.
What is “special seating assistance”?
Special seating assistance refers to wheelchair seats, patrons with limited mobility (e.g. difficulty with stairs, difficulty moving into the middle of the row, needing walking assistance), vision impaired patrons, hearing impaired patrons, patrons with vertigo/height sensitivity etc. Please note His Majesty’s Theatre has limited wheelchair accessible seating.
How will my tickets be allocated?
In most cases tickets will be allocated on a first-in-first-served basis, taking into account any special seating assistance. We will always try to keep your group seated together, unless indicated otherwise.
How do I collect my tickets?
You can either collect your tickets from West Australian Ballet Centre or His Majesty’s Theatre. For the ALICE (in wonderland) Community Dress Rehearsal tickets are available to be collected from Saturday 16 November 2019.
- His Majesty’s Theatre (825 Hay Street Perth)
What happens if my ticket numbers change after I’ve submitted my application?
Please contact West Australian Ballet as soon as your numbers increase, decrease, or your special seating assistance changes. We will endeavour to accommodate all changes, and in most cases changes are possible, however the chances of being able to accommodate changes decrease greatly the closer the request is made to the dress rehearsal. If your numbers decrease please let us know as early as possible so that we may reallocate your unused tickets.
Is there a waitlist for tickets?
Yes, once all available tickets have been allocated. Please contact West Australian Ballet with any ticket requests for the Community Dress Rehearsal.
What happens if my group can no longer attend?”
Please contact West Australian Ballet as soon as you can to let us know of any changes. Your tickets will not be wasted and we would hate to have empty seats as we always have plenty of other people who would love the opportunity to attend.