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Kick off your holiday season with a Rhode Island tradition! The State Ballet of Rhode Island presents Herci Marsden’s Coppélia.

A witty & enchanting love story of a dancing doll.

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Enhance your holiday season with this Rhode Island Tradition! Coppelia is a witty and enchanting, classic story ballet that is considered one of the ballet world’s greatest comedy ballets.

Set to the beautiful music of Leo Delibes, Coppelia brings you into the world of the feisty Swanhilda and the pompous Frantz, along with a mysterious toy maker and his life-sized dancing dolls. Ending with a snowy wedding celebration, this production is perfect for the holiday season!

Get your tickets early for SBRI’s cultural treasure, Coppélia, a ballet that will tickle you with laughter and entertain as it has entertained audiences for more than 145 years.


Friday, December 06, 2019 at 7:30PM



Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00pm


Opening Night – Friday, December 6 at 7:30PM

Friday evening arrive one hour before showtime for a drink, cocktail, and specialty souvenirs.

Tea Time in the Toy Shop

A pre-performance event that will amaze and impact your child, “Tea Time in the Toy Shop” is a wonderful opportunity for children to meet and greet the cast while enjoying tea time delights, souvenirs and a backstage tour and photo opportunity. The event takes place at 12:30PM before our Saturday performance.  The event is $20 per person and is always a sellout, so be sure to reserve your spot by calling 401-334-2560. (2:00PM Show ticket not included)

Project Ballet In Education Performance

People of all ages are touched by a theater experience. For this reason on Friday, December 6 @ 10AM, SBRI offers a “Pay What You Can Event” Coppélia Performance.  SBRI believes that if you experience the arts, you will become aware of it and then you will gain an appreciation for it. (Suggested donation $10 per seat) For this educational show, call 401-334-2560 for reservations or to order seats.  This event is possible with help from  our sponsors; The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Asia Grille, Cardi’s Furniture and Mattresses, Twin River and The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.

SBRI holds true to the art form of classical ballet, preserving culture and tradition in motion. Many of the costumes worn, the props carried, and the scenery hung are decades old. The story of Coppélia is historic, as it was performed for the first time in Paris in 1870. New dancers, costumes, and audience members come with each passing year–and these fresh aspects blend with the traditional to become a masterpiece of creating, presenting and preserving this production for past and future generations of ballet lovers.

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Ways to buy tickets

Please use the links below to purchase tickets directly through the Park Theater box office and call the SBRI offices about our exciting Friday 10AM performance.

Park Theater Box Office
848 Park Avenue, Cranston RI 02910

voice 401.467.7275
Monday – Saturday: 10am to 6pm

Show Dates

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:30pm and Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00PM.