Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet

Passion and heartbreak collide in Matthew Bourne’s contemporary take on the timeless tale of two star-crossed young lovers.


Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet gives Shakespeare’s timeless story of forbidden love a scintillating injection of raw passion and youthful vitality. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. A masterful re-telling of an ageless tale of teenage discovery and the obsession of first love, Romeo and Juliet received universal critical acclaim when it premiered in 2019.


Directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, collaborating with the New Adventures Artistic team; Etta Murfitt (Associate Artistic Director), Lez Brotherston (Set and Costume design), Paule Constable (Lighting Design), Paul Groothuis (Sound Design) and Arielle Smith (Associate Choreographer) with Terry Davies’ thrillingly fresh orchestrations of Prokofiev’s dynamic score.


1 hour, 50 mins with interval

Good To Know

The production contains loud sound effects including a gun shot and has flashing lights in sections (not strobe). The production contains scenes of a disturbing and a sexual nature, including stabbing and strangulation. More details can be provided if required.


Sadler's Wells Theatre Main House

Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4TN

Additional Details & FAQ

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after purchase

Suitable For Children


No under 5s admitted.

Where Do I Go

Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4TN


4.2(10 reviews)
  • Linda

    Sep 1, 2023

    This was Romeo and Juliet as I've never dreamed of before. Extraordinary choreography and tackling dark, disturbing themes. Exceptional dancers. I was drawn into the narrative and whole tone of the performance.

  • Lilli C

    Aug 31, 2023

    Amazing! Loved it!

  • Moira

    Aug 31, 2023

    Great choreography and storytelling

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