The First Ballet

August 26, 2012 in Trivia

Drawing of London's Theatre Royal on Drury Lane in 1812Q: When was the first ballet performed?

A: John Weaver’s The Love of Mars and Venus was the first performance to use expressive movement to the exclusion of dialogue or song on March 2, 1717. The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane hosted the production, a West End theatre in Covent Garden, in the London borough of Westminster.