Romeo & Juliet

27 June — 5 July, Lyric Theatre, QPAC

Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-cross’d lovers is told through breathtaking, glorious dance in Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic production of Romeo & Juliet.

Queensland Ballet is honoured to be the first company in Australia presenting this celebrated work of 20th century dance.

Dazzling guest stars Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta and Steven McRae will perform with Queensland Ballet. Also in the cast for selected performances are acclaimed Australian Ballet Principal Artist, Daniel Gaudiello, as Mercutio and former Principal, Steven Heathcote, as Lord Capulet.

MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet is a magnificent and grand production, but the very human story at its heart is told with extraordinary intimacy. Whether in a lethal marketplace brawl or the blissful balcony pas de deux, the realistic and daring choreography resounds with raw emotional truth.

Celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s play and the 50th anniversary of the creation of this ballet, Romeo & Juliet will be a superlative, not-to-be missed, event.

From The Artistic Director

Li Cunxin

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Guest Stars

Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta and Steven McRae.

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The History

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of this ballet.

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  • Friday 27 June — 7:30pm Fri 27 Jun — 7:30pm
  • Saturday 28 June — 6:30pm Sat 28 Jun — 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 1 July — 6:30pm Tue 1 Jul — 6:30pm
  • Wednesday 2 July — 7:30pm Wed 2 Jul — 7:30pm
  • Thursday 3 July — 7:30pm Thu 3 Jul — 7:30pm
  • Friday 4 July — 7:30pm Fri 4 Jul — 7:30pm
  • Saturday 5 July — 1:30pm Sat 5 Jul — 1:30pm


    Class Q&A
  • Saturday 5 July — 7:30pm Sat 5 Jul — 7:30pm


Adult $80 - $130
Concession $70 - $115
30 yrs & under $55 - $85
Child $45 - $75

An additional transaction fee of $6.20 applies.

Discounts apply for season ticket packages. Create your own ballet package by choosing just two or more ballets.


Lyric Theatre, QPAC

Q&A Post-performance Q&A

After selected performances at QPAC, a panel of creative artists and dancers discusses aspects of the ballet you’ve just seen.


GALA Opening Night Gala

Purchase tickets to this special event, which includes pre and post-performance hospitality at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, for $100 per person. Available when purchasing your Romeo & Juliet opening night performances tickets.



Casting correct at the time of printing. Queensland Ballet reserves the right to change the cast without prior notice if necessary.


CLASS Pre-Performance Class

Patrons at select matinee performances at QPAC are welcome to watch our dancers take their daily warm-up class on stage.


Complimentary Programs

Informative, keepsake programs are distributed free-of-charge at all performances.


Schools Workshops

Introduce your students to dance through our range of dance workshops for all ages and abilities. Our EdSquad dancers come to your school to deliver safe, educative and inspiring dance experiences.

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Choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
With the Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Andrew Mogrelia
Designer Paul Andrews
Lighting Designer John B Read
Birmingham Royal Ballet Head of Scenic Presentation Doug Nicholson
Costume Supervisor Michael Brown

This production is produced in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet. This initiative is supported by Arts Queensland through the Super Star Fund, a Queensland Government program that delivers super star performances exclusive to the state.



Friday 27 June 7.30pm Tamara Rojo
Saturday 28 June 6.30pm Tamara Rojo
Wednesday 2 July 7.30pm Steven McRae
Thursday 3 July 7.30pm Carlos Acosta
Friday 4 July 7.30pm Steven McRae
Saturday 5 July 7.30pm Carlos Acosta


2 hours 50 minutes

Act I – 60 min
Interval - 20 min
Act II – 35 min
Interval - 15 min
Act III – 40 min

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