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Birmingham Royal Ballet's Romeo and Juliet

Wed 2 March - Sat 5 March

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Picture of Romeo and Juliet dancers

Love at first dance, forbidden passions, dangerous secrets and star- crossed fate combine in this exhilarating classic ballet.

Kenneth MacMillan's best-loved adaptation of this famous play is part of Birmingham Royal Ballet's 2016 Shakespeare celebration.

Set to Prokofiev's soaring score, Romeo and Juliet tells the familiar tale of two young lovers at the mercy of powerful families and their own hearts. From the balcony scene's ecstatic pas de deux to the lovers' heart-breaking ends, Romeo and Juliet has been an audience favourite since its first performance.

Listen to what our audience had to say from the first night here.

Running Times

Act One 

60 mins 




20 mins 



Act Two 

34 mins 




15 mins 



Act Three 

40 mins 





 Pre Show Talk | Fri 4 March | 6:30pm

Learn more about the pieces in the show from the people behind the scenes and on the stage. This pre-performance talk will explain the ideas, thoughts and hard work which go into making Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production such an interesting and exciting evening.  



Group Rate No booking fees for groups of 10+!
Book and pay before 27 November and receive £5 off the adult ticket price! After this date, you’ll receive £2.50 off the adult ticket price. In addition to this, you'll receive one in ten tickets free.
Find out more and book your tickets here.


School Rate

Schools price only £12.50 per person!
You’ll also receive one in ten tickets free, and no booking fees. Available in the upper circle and sid stalls on Thu matinee only.
Find out more and book your tickets here.

Teachers Resource Pack
Bringing the ballet to life: A GCSE resource for Romeo and Juliet
Part one - Movement
Part two - Accompaniment, sets, design and lighting
Part three - Communicating through ballet
Part four - Performance in a group dance
Part five - Solo choreography
Part six - The written examination

'Spectacular... catch this stunning show before it moves on'

'A ballet to fall in love with'

'Kenneth MacMillan's version is one of the finest'



Music Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography Kenneth MacMillan
Designs Paul Andrews
Lighting John B. Read


The Show Will Go On! Adverse Weather

Should we see adverse weather on the day of any performance at The Lowry, the show will continue as normal. Due to the nature of our agreements with the producers who bring their shows to The Lowry, we are not able to offer any refunds or ticket exchanges outside of our normal policy (see standard terms and conditions with link) due to adverse weather. Galleries opening times may vary, but please check for the most up-to-date information.

The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).