Don Quixote

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The McDonald College

Don Quixote

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 18 September - 19 September 2015

The McDonald Foundation Cultural Trust proudly present Premier State Youth Ballet in Don Quixote.

Don Quixote, an eccentric yet noble old gentleman, sits at his desk reading a book of tales of brave knights and beautiful ladies. He becomes deluded, believing that he is the successor of the medieval knights-errant and envisages his Dulcinea, the lady of his dreams. He vows to protect her. Don Quixote orders Sancho, his squire, to bring him his armour, sword and spear, and they set out in search of chivalrous adventure. 

In the port of Barcelona, Kitri, the beautiful young daughter of Lorenzo an innkeeper, is madly in love with the local barber Basilio. Kitri and Basilio desperately want to get married but Lorenzo wants his daughter to marry someone with money. The person he has in mind is Gamache a pompous but very wealthy noblemen.  

When Don Quixote arrives in the village, on his fanciful knight’s quest, he is convinced that Kitri is Dulcinea and the ensuing events lead him, and the rest of them, on an adventure of love, fantasy and honour.

Join the company of some of Australia’s best youth ballet dancers for this delightfully entertaining, classic production of a much-loved favourite.

Artistic Director: Joshua Consandine

Dates & Times:
Friday 18 September 10:30am & 7:30pm
Saturday 19 September 2pm & 7:30pm


$10 per student/teacher


STEP 1. Download & Complete Booking Form

Don Quixote Schools Booking Form

All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online. If you are from a Priority Funded School, please contact us regarding possible ticket subsidies that may be available to you.

STEP 2. Send your Booking Form to Us

Fax or e-mail your booking form to Riverside Education:

Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and E-mail:
Mail: Jodie Benbrook, Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta NSW 2124.

N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward an invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking form.

STEP 3. Riverside will Confirm your Booking

Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a $125 deposit. Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure. You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 weeks prior to the performance.

STEP 4. Final Payment

Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.

STEP 5. Final Information Sent to Schools

A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.

STEP 6. Attend and Enjoy!

Seating at schools performances is general admission and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 mins prior to your performance.

Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply for each Riverside Education performance booking:

  • A non-refundable deposit of $125 is to be paid within 14 days of the booking being confirmed by Riverside;
  • Changes to student numbers must be in writing and no later than school 4 weeks prior to the performance;
  • Final payment is due 4 school weeks prior to the performance;
  • Any changes to student numbers after this time are at the discretion of Riverside and subject to availability;
  • The booking is made on behalf of the school and the school accepts liability to make payments on the due dates.

Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact the Community Relations & Education Coordinator on 8839 3308.

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Ticket Prices

Adult $55
Concession $45
Student/Teacher $10

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00