a young man in a grey tshirt and young woman in a white vest top embracing in front of a city-scape

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion in this contemporary production with heartbreaking consequences.

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Until 21 Sep 2018

  • Barbican

    London

    2 Nov 2018 - 19 Jan 2019

  • In Cinemas

    Broadcast live on 18 Jul 2018

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 23 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

23 April, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told to hate?

Ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents, two young people will risk everything to be together.

The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change. Will this spark a revolution or will division continue to tear through generations?

Romeo and Juliet will be broadcast live to cinemas on 18 July 2018 and will transfer to the Barbican as part of our London Season from October 2018 - January 2019.