• Candlelight Ballet: Featuring Tchaikovsky and More at Thalia Hall

Candlelight Ballet: Featuring Tchaikovsky and More at Thalia Hall

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Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Chicago. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Tchaikovsky accompanied by ballet dancers at the Thalia Hall under the gentle glow of candlelight.

General Info
📍 Venue: Thalia Hall
📅 Dates and times: March 1, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. (select during purchase)
⏳ Duration: 65 minutes (doors open 60 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted)
👤 Age requirement: 8 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
♿ Accessibility: this venue is ADA compliant
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🪑 Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis in each zone
🥂 VIP Opera Boxes receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine
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Tentative Program

  • Brahms – “Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor, WoO 1 No. 5” 🩰
  • Offenbach – "Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour (Barcarolle) from Tales of Hoffmann" 🩰
  • Borodin – “String Quartet No. 1 in A Major: III. Scherzo: Prestissimo”
  • Tchaikovsky – “The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act II: No. 14c, Pas de deux. Variation II - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” 🩰
  • Dvořák – “String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, B.179 - “American Quartet”: IV. Finale (Vivace ma non troppo)
  • Saint-Saëns – "The Carnival of the Animals, R 125: XIII. Le Cygne (The Swan)" 🩰
  • Tchaikovsky – “Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48, TH 48: II. Walzer”
  • Khachaturian – “Suite from Gayane No. 3: V. Sabre Dance" 🩰
  • Massenet – “Thaïs: Méditation”
  • Piazzolla – "Oblivion" 🩰
  • Fauré – “Pavane, Op. 50”
  • Tchaikovsky – “String Quartet No. 3 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 30: IV. Finale. Allegro non troppo e risoluto”
  • Tchaikovsky – “The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act I “The Spell”: No. 6, Waltz” 🩰
  • Tchaikovsky – “The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act II: No. 12d, Divertissement. Trepak, Russian Dance” 🩰

🩰 Will be accompanied by ballet dancers


  • Listeso String Quartet featuring ballet dancers

User reviews

based on 128 reviews
  • Very well orchestrated!
  • Wonderful performance!
  • Beautiful experience!
  • It was beautiful! Thought it was swan lake, but it was still wonderful!
  • Magnificent experience
  • The candles on the stage blocked the dance’s feet so you couldn’t see them on point.
  • The audio could've been a bit louder. Beautiful with all the candles. The room was unique and classic.
  • Great event. More of the strings than ballet. It was still a beautiful event.
  • We loved it!! So amazing and beautiful! Thank you!
  • Peace and beautiful setting to receive a wonderful evening of art and aural mastery. Thank you for your hard work/
  • Spectacular show!
  • Terrific dancers and engaging, accessible, talented and funny quartet
  • The music and dance were excellent, really excellent. And I was very happy to discover such a cool, authentic room. Loved it!
  • Loved every minute
  • Splendid experience!

Select date and session

01 Mar
6:00 PM
9:00 PM
Zone C - Ground Floor for $30.00
Zone B - Ground Floor for $45.00
Balcony for $50.00
Zone A - Ground Floor for $55.00
VIP - Opera Box for 2 for $200.00
VIP - Opera Box for 4 for $300.00
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