Ballet Icons Gala

04 Mar 2023

Ballet Icons Gala 2023
Saturday 4 March 2023 at 8.00pm

Following its success last year, The Ballet Icons Gala 2023 returns to Dubai Opera with a stellar international cast celebrating the beautiful art of ballet on Saturday 4 March 2023 at 8.00pm.

The Ballet Icons Gala is a highly acclaimed star-studded event in London now making Dubai Opera its second home. It is considered by audiences and critics as one of world’s cultural and social highlights.

The show is performed by international ballet stars and multi-awarded principals from the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, Vienna State Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet, New York City Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Ballets de Monte-Carlo and others with the highlights from the classical ballet repertoire such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Les Corsaires, Don Quixote, La Sylphide, Romeo & Juliette and contemporary masterpieces by leading choreographers of the 20/21 centuries such as Roland Petit, Jerome Robbins, Alexey Ratmansky, Akram Khan, Wayne McGregor, John Neumeier, Jean-Christophe Maillot and Mauro Bigonzetti.

Tipped as "a grand affair on a global scale…” by Sunday Express, this is an event you simply cannot miss.

Among performing stars are:

Maia Makhateli – Victor Caixeta, Dutch National Ballet
Iana Salenko – Marian Walter, Berlin State Ballet
Nicoletta Manni – Timofej Andrijashenko, La Scala Milan
Yasmin Naghdi – Matthew Ball, Royal Ballet
Sergio Bernal, National Ballet of Spain
Katjia Kanuhkhova – Aitor Airetta, English National Ballet
Polina Semionova – Alejandro Virelles, Berlin State Ballet
Guiseppe Picone, Teatro di Carlo

  • Refunds/ exchanges are not permitted under any circumstance. This includes, but is not limited to, change in personal circumstances, sickness, travel restrictions, or any circumstances related to Covid-19 which might prevent you from attending.

    Refunds are not permitted in any circumstance where a customer is not satisfied with their choice of seat, or the Venue’s seating arrangement. Please contact in you require any information before booking.
    • All Side Boxes are General Admission, with seating on a first-come, first served basis. Seats cannot be reserved before arrival.
    • VIP Boxes have fixed seats. Seats as per the ticket following the Box Map.

    • Any use of mobile phones, cameras and other electronic devices inside the auditorium is strictly prohibited.

    • The Opera Cafe opens two hours before the performance.
  • Ticketing Terms and Conditions
    This ticket is sold subject to these Ticketing Terms and Conditions (the “T&C”). The T&C should be read carefully prior to purchase and purchase of Ticket(s) constitutes acceptance of the T&C.
    1. This ticket must be produced to gain entry into an event.
    2. Removing any part of, altering or defacing the ticket may invalidate it.
    3. This ticket must not, without the prior written consent of Dubai Opera, be resold or used for advertising, promotion or other commercial purposes, if not the ticket will be cancelled immediately.
    4. This ticket is only valid for the specific date, time and event shown.
    5. Dubai Opera does not offer refunds or exchanges as a result of a change in your personal circumstances. Dubai Opera at its sole discretion may only refund or exchange a ticket if an event is cancelled or rescheduled and you cannot attend the rescheduled event. This includes, but is not limited to, any circumstances related to Covid-19 which might prevent you from attending.
    6. Dubai Opera can only replace lost, stolen or damaged tickets if the authenticity of the ticket can be verified, including proof of purchase, subject to replacement fee.
    7. Dubai Opera reserves the right to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and/or vary advertised programmes, prices, seating arrangements and audience capacity without prior notice
    8. Admission to an event is subject to Dubai Opera’s Conditions of Entry which can be found on Dubai Opera’s website
    9. Where concessions are applicable, valid proof of identity and concession entitlement must be provided for collection of tickets at the event.
    10. Entry to the event may be subject to age restrictions specified in Dubai Opera’s website or in publicity for the event, and no refund will be made on the grounds that the ticket holder was not aware of such age restrictions.
    11. Dubai Opera reserves the right without refund or compensation to refuse admission/evict any person(s) whose conduct is disorderly or inappropriate or who poses a threat to security, or to the enjoyment of the event by others.
    12. The ticket holder agrees to submit to any search for any prohibited items including but not limited to weapons, controlled, dangerous and illegal substances and recording devices.
    13. Patrons arriving late to a performance will only be admitted into the venue at a suitable break. Latecomers may be seated in alternate seat locations to avoid disruption of the performance.
    14. Photography, audio or video recording including camera phones are strictly prohibited inside Dubai Opera.
    15. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risk and danger incidental to the event whether occurring prior to, during or subsequent to the actual event, including any death, personal injury, loss, damage or liability.
    16. No food or drinks purchased outside are permitted inside Dubai Opera.
    • 6+ years would require a ticket to enter the Dubai Opera Main Auditorium.
    • Below 6+ years are not permitted into the Dubai Opera Main Auditorium.
    • Approximately 130 minutes with intermission
  • The maximum number of seats that you can purchase together in a row is 10. If your group is larger than 10 please email

    • If you are driving and plan to self-park, there are underground parking spaces available.
    • Paid parking spaces in very close proximity to Dubai Opera are available.
    • You can access the P3 underground parking entrance on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, the entrance to the underground parking is located just after the Dubai Opera hashtag on the right.
    • 6+ years would require a ticket to enter the Auditorium.
    • Under 6 years old are not permitted inside the auditorium.
    • Latecomers may only be admitted at a suitable pause.
    • Any use of mobile phones, cameras, and other electronic devices inside the auditorium is strictly prohibited.
    • The Opera Cafe opens two hours before the performance.