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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.

Next Performance - November 24 @2PM









The State Ballet of Rhode Island, Celebrates Season 64 at the beautiful McVinney Auditorium in Providence!

November 24 & 25 at 2pm: Reunite- See Friends, See Family, See Ballet!  Kick off your holiday season with a RI tradition, Herci Marsden’s COPPELIA, a witty and enchanting love story with a toy shop of dancing dolls and a dash of magic.  With the beautiful music of Leo Delibes, follow a feisty Swanhilda as she makes believe she is the Coppelia doll that comes to life.

SBRI’s cultural treasure COPPELIA, is a ballet that will tickle you with laughter and entertain you as it has entertained audiences for more than 150 years.  At this family friendly show, all patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for entry.



Date:  November 24 – 2PM

McVinney Auditorium – Providence


Date:  November 25 – 2PM

McVinney Auditorium – Providence

Reserved Seating-$36.00 per seat.

FREE PARKING! 401-334-2560

Friday 2pm Matinee: Come 1 hour before the Show for a drink, cocktail & specialty souvenirs.

Saturday 12:45pm Before Matinee Sure to amaze and impact your child, “Tea Time in the Toy Shop” is a wonderful opportunity for children to meet & greet the cast while enjoying tea time delights, souvenirs and a backstage tour with an on stage photo opportunity.

$15 for adults & $10 for kids. Reservation required in advance by call 401-334-2560. (2pm matinee tickets not included)

Made possible in part by The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and a RI Culture, Humanities and Arts Recovery Grant.


Did You Know?

Coppelia was first performed by SBRI in the State of RI in 1962 at
Veterans Memorial Auditorium. At that time founding prima ballerina
Herci Marsden danced the role of Swanhilda.

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.