Ballet in the Park

Ballet in the Park

Ballet in the Park

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s 79th season begins with Ballet in the Park, a treasured tradition that spans over four decades! Taking on Assiniboine Park’s Lyric Theatre stage at 7:30 pm daily, this free, family-friendly event runs from July 25-27 and is a wonderful way to experience ballet.

If the opportunity to watch world-class ballet under the prairie sky doesn’t hook you, then perhaps catching a sneak peek of The Wizard of Oz, Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s new creation, will do the trick. L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale of family, friendship, and courage will be brought to life by choreographer Septime Webre and we invite you to be among the first to see the ballet before it makes its Canadian premiere in May 2019.

Ballet in the Park also features a performance by the RWB School Recreational Division students along with excerpts of Romeo & Juliet danced by the RWB School Professional Division students.


While ballet is the highlight of the evening, we are happy to offer the following pre-show activities for your little ones:

  • Crafting
  • Wizard of Oz face painting

  • Pointe shoe toss
  • Contest to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming RWB performance


We have an incredible selection of food trucks and vendors for Ballet in the Park 2018!

  • Kyu Grill
  • Walleye Wagon
  • Red Dot Japanese Cuisine

  • GG Gelati
  • Burgers R Us
  • Island Fusion

Cancellations due to inclement weather will be issued by local radio stations as well as on the RWB website at Patrons may also contact the RWB reception desk for cancellation information at (204) 956-0183.

Header Photo: RWB Company Dancers; photo by Daniel Crump