Romeo and Juliet

30 Aug - 3 Sep

Romeo and Juliet

$25.00 - $150.00

ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre

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

Choreographer Francesco Ventriglia creates a new version of the world’s greatest love story, especially for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the company’s first new production of Romeo and Juliet since 2003.

Inspired by Franco Zeffirelli’s classic 1968 film, this will be a hot-blooded, passionate re-telling of Shakespeare’s play, which is sure to resonate with lovers of dance, drama and pure romance. Academy Award-winning designer James Acheson (The Last Emperor, Dangerous Liaisons and Restoration) will bring Renaissance Verona to life in all its vitality and splendour, from the blazing battles of the Capulets and Montagues to the lovers’ heart-breaking youth and beauty.

Prokofiev’s instantly recognisable score will be performed live by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

 

Choreography: Francesco Ventriglia

Costume  and set design: James Acheson

Choreographic Assistant: Gillian Whittingham

Lighting Design: Jon Buswell

Music: Sergei Prokofiev

 

 

See the show and so much more

Enhance your Royal New Zealand Ballet experience with pre- and post- show events.

  • Free pre-performance talk, Friday 1 September
  • Free post-performance Q&A immediately after the show, Saturday 2 September
  • Warm Up, Curtain Up before the show (by gold coin donation), Saturday 2 September

 

Audio Description
In a first for New Zealand, the Royal New Zealand Ballet in collaboration with Auckland Live’s Arts Accessibility Programme, presents an audio described performance of Romeo and Juliet on Sunday 3 September (4pm).

Accompanied live by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, an Audio Describer will translate the magic of the ballet for our visually impaired patrons, in real time as the event is happening.

 

Touch Tour and Dance Terminology Workshop
Before the performance on Sunday, participants are invited to take part in an on-stage Touch Tour including an opportunity to feel the props, set and costumes before the show. The tour which will be followed by an introduction to ballet terminology from RNZB dance educator Pagan Dorgan.

 

 

Ticket Pricing

Adult

Service fees apply.

Inner circle
$150.00
Premium
$115.00
A Reserve
$99.00
B Reserve
$70.00
C Reserve
$70.00
D Reserve
$38.00

Child

Service fees apply.

Premium
$50.00
A Reserve
$40.00
B Reserve
$32.00
C Reserve
$25.00
D Reserve
$25.00

Senior

Service fees apply.

Inner circle
$135.00
Premium
$103.50
A Reserve
$89.10
B Reserve
$63.00
C Reserve
$43.20
D Reserve
$34.20

Audio Description and Touch Tour

Service fees apply. 

The Royal New Zealand Ballet in collaboration with Auckland Live are delighted to be offering an Audio Description and Touch Tour for this show.

To book call Ticketmaster's groups team on 09 970 9745, indicate if you wish to take part in the pre-show tour and don't forget to order your headsets.

Tickets are for the stalls section and guide dogs are welcome. 

Adult – C Reserve
A sighted companion can attend the concert free of charge.
$48
Adult – D Reserve
A sighted companion can attend the concert free of charge.
$38
Child
A sighted companion can attend the concert free of charge.
$25

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ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
$25.00 - $150.00
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
$25.00 - $150.00
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
$25.00 - $150.00
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre