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The greatest love story ever told is back – as Northern Ballet’s electrifying production returns.

In the ultimate tale of forbidden love, two young people risk everything to be together.

This raw and emotionally charged adaptation of Romeo & Juliet breathes new life into Shakespeare’s masterpiece as the passion and violence at work in the streets of Verona boils over, with tragedy following swiftly behind.

"told in all its full-blooded glory"
The Guardian
"the story unfolds with clarity, adorned with attractively flowing classical dancing and an impetuous raw energy"
The Times
"Its no-holds-barred approach hurtles you through the evening."
The Stage
"this is a pulse-quickeningly exciting and stirring production"
The Telegraph
"A must see"
Yorkshire Post
Reviews Hub
"Incredibly impressive"
Always Time for Theatre

Every leap, every turn, every heartbeat invites you to rediscover this iconic story like it’s the very first time, as the lovers fight to kindle their flame against the turmoil around them.

Adapted by Christopher Gable CBE and Massimo Moricone, Romeo & Juliet is one of Northern Ballet’s most beloved and critically acclaimed productions. With glorious dancers, eye-catching sets and Prokofiev’s timeless music, this is ballet at its most dramatic, romantic and intense.

Juliet leans over her balcony and Romeo reaches up to hold her hand
A male dancer jumping in splits
A female dancer in splits on the shoulders of a male dancer
Two dancers with swords jousting on stage
Three dancers on the left of a large stage in bird masks. To the right is a group of ladies in bright skirts.
I red lighting, a group of men stand wearing masks and carrying a red staff
Juliet stands en pointe with her arms above her head, Romeo holds her by the waist

Parental guidance recommended, contains stylized depictions of suicide

Running time 2 hours 24 minutes (approximately)

Creative Team

Directed and Devised by
Production Design
  • Lez Brotherston OBE
Assistant Director
  • Mollie Guifoyle
  • Sergei Prokofiev
  • The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra led by Mario Kosik
Lighting Design
  • Paul Pyant
Fight Director
  • Jonathan Howell
Tour Lighting

Header photo by Guy Farrow featuring dancers Amber Lewis and Joseph Taylor. Production photos by Tristram Kenton and Emily Nuttall.