Duck Pond

JAN 22–25, 2025

The world’s most romantic ballet, Swan Lake, re-imagined as a circus spectacular!

JAN 22–25, 2025

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble
Circa (Australia)


70 minutes with no intermission

Box Office Info

Email: [email protected]

Monday: 12-6pm
Tuesday—Saturday: 12-4pm
Sunday: Closed

Open 1 hour prior to every show
Content Advisory

Recommended for all ages

Venue Info

Vancouver Playhouse
600 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC



JAN 22 WED, 8:00PM—Opening
JAN 23 THUR, 8:00PM
JAN 24 FRI,  8:00PM
JAN 25 SAT, 2:00PM
JAN 25 SAT, 8:00PM

Header Image: Photo by Damien Bredberg


Feathers will fly in Circa’s exuberant take on Swan Lake!

The world’s most romantic ballet is re-imagined as a circus spectacular, full of Circa’s signature physicality and shot through with cheeky humour and a thoroughly contemporary energy.

Be swept away by this tale of swans and hapless princes sparkling with quirky touches like the sequinned flipper-wearing duck army and a burlesque black swan. There are sumptuous aerials, jaw-dropping acrobatics and of course feathers! Touching, funny and utterly entertaining, Duck Pond is a tale of identity and finding your true self.

The Draw

The enchantment of Swan Lake, the thrill of the circus, with humour, panache and, of course, feathers. 

Show Credits

Produced by:
Circa (Australia)

Created by:
Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa ensemble.

Director, Stage Design:
Yaron Lifschitz 

Composer and Sound Designer:
Jethro Woodward

Costume Designer:
Libby McDonnell 

Lighting Designer:
Alexander Berlage

Associate Director:
Marty Evans

Dramaturg/Associate Choreographer:
Rani Luther 

Voice Over Artist:
Elise Greig

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Duck Pond is co-commissioned by QPAC and The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, The Art House Wyong, Frankston Arts Centre, HOTA – Home of the Arts, Merrigong Theatre Company and Orange Civic Theatre.