30 August 2017 - 3 September 2017
Romeo and Juliet_Royal New Zealand Ballet

Fall in love this winter with the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s world premiere of Romeo and Juliet.

A sunlit piazza, the candlelit corner of a noble ballroom, a moonlit balcony… when young lovers meet, the world is stilled… then changed forever.

Italian choreographer Francesco Ventriglia creates a new production of Shakespeare’s greatest love story, especially for the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

This brand new ballet, with exquisite sets and costumes by Academy Award-winning designer James Acheson (The Last Emperor, Dangerous Liaisons), brings to life all of the splendour and seduction of Renaissance Verona, swept up in Prokofiev’s exhilarating, passionate score.

Follow the Montagues and Capulets in Shakespeare’s original tale of two star-crossed lovers though desire, struggle and tragedy.  

Prokofiev’s exhilarating, passionate score will be performed live by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Sure to be the highlight of the 2017 arts calendar this is a production not to be missed.

RNZB will offer a live audio description of Romeo and Juliet for blind and visually impaired patrons at the performance on Sunday 3 September. 

Buy Tickets


$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 11 June 2019