Ballet BC

Romeo + Juliet

Medhi Walerski
Composed by
Sergei Prokofiev
132 min (including one intermission)
Royal Theatre (805 Broughton Street at Blanshard)

Performance Dates

Fri. Mar. 13 • 730pm

Sat. Mar. 14 • 730pm

CANCELLED due to ban by BC Government due to COVID-19

A first for Ballet BC’s repertoire, Shakespeare’s classic Romeo + Juliet has inspired many artists with its tragic tale of “star-crossed lovers.” Compelling in its timelessness, the work captures audiences with its deeply human story and enduring themes of love, fate and family. Reflecting on the divisions that persist in today’s world, Ballet BC offers a fresh and thought provoking retelling of the classic set to Sergei Prokofiev’s original score, that profoundly resonates today.

Romeo + Juliet is commissioned in part by Dance Victoria through the Chrystal Dance Fund.

“The final images — their ability to create unforgettable sequences and tableaux through the simplest means — reveal Mr. Walerski at his most visionary.” GLOBE AND MAIL


Pre-show Chat

Romeo + Juliet by Ballet BC. Dancers: Emily Chessa, Brandon Alley. Photo: Cindi Wicklund

Join us before the show for a lobby conversation with Emily Molnar, Artistic Director, who will discuss both the creative process and the work you will see on stage. Facilitated by Dance Victoria Marketing Manager, Tracy Smith. Our popular pre-show chats begin about 45 minutes prior to curtain and are free to all ticket holders.