The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre has said it is to cancel the upcoming performances of Swan Lake by the St Petersburg ballet theatre, due to take place from 29 March - 3 April next.

In a statement, the theatre said it stands firmly behind the people and nation of Ukraine and hopes for a diplomatic, swift and more peaceful resolution.

The theatre will be in touch with customers in the coming days with more information.

Yesterday, the Royal Moscow Ballet performance of Swan Lake that was due to take place at the Helix theatre at DCU was cancelled.

DCU said it wanted to stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and send an "unambiguous message" to the Russian government that their "deplorable actions have consequences".

A statement posted to The Helix website said: "As a result of the truly shocking events that are unfolding in Ukraine, it is crucial that Dublin City University and all civilised countries take all practical steps to stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and send an unambiguous message to the Russian Government that their deplorable actions have consequences that will have impact across political, economic, sporting and cultural spheres at all levels."

Customers have been emailed and tickets purchased for this event will be refunded as soon as possible.

Cork Opera House has cancelled two performances of Swan Lake, which was to be performed by the Royal Moscow Ballet.

In a statement, the opera house said they regret the decision, which impacts dancers from all over the world.

However, it said, "we must stand together in solidarity with the people of Ukraine at this terrible time".