My daughter loves the ballet, but unfortunately we haven’t been able to take her to see any company outside of Washington. Thanks to Fathom Events, I can take her to see a world-renowned ballet company perform LIVE — from the comfort of a movie theater. I know, it’s not exactly the same, but it’s grander and more exciting than watching a DVD or televised performance at home. We are giving away two tickets to two theaters for the Royal Opera House Ballet’s performance of SWAN LAKE. To enter for one of the pair of tickets, please leave a comment saying why you’d like to go and specifying which theater (AMC Hoffman in Alexandria or AMC Tysons Corner or EITHER) you’d like to attend. Giveaway ends March 10th. Winners will be notified and have their tickets mailed to them.

Swan Lake Live


Date: Thursday, March 19
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Run Time: 3 hours 30 minutes (approximate)
Ticketing: Tickets are available by clicking Buy Here. If online ticketing is not available for your location, you can purchase your tickets by visiting the box office at your local participating cinema.

Special Fathom Features: Behind-the-scenes look at the Royal Opera House and exclusive interviews with artists from The Royal Ballet.  Fathom Events invites you to experience the timeless tale of good and evil when Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is screened in select cinemas nationwide on Thursday, March 19.

Surely the greatest of all romantic ballets, this captivating story of a beautiful woman transformed into a swan is a heart-rending tribute to the power of love. Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of choreography and music and, though Tchaikovsky did not live to see it become a success, his first ballet score is now synonymous with ballet itself, inspiring generations of dancers and crossing over into popular culture.

From the earliest days of the Vic Wells Ballet, Swan Lake has been one of The Royal Ballet’s signature works. In creating this production, Anthony Dowell aimed to return to an authentic version of the classic choreography created by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov for the Mariinsky Theatre in 1895. Yolanda Sonnabend’s designs draw on the Russian Imperial Court of that period with an inspired blend of historical accuracy and gothic fantasy. The court scenes of Acts I and III have a dark glamor rooted in the opulent style of Carl Fabergé, while the famous lakeside ‘white’ acts are rich with mist, shadow and moonlight.