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The Joan Sutherland Theatre

Romeo and Juliet

John Cranko’s epic version of Shakespeare’s most heart-rending love story returns to The Australian Ballet.

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre | Dance

COVID-safe and event information

  • The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government.
  • In line with the NSW Government’s extension to the stay-at-home order, the Opera House will remain closed until Saturday 28 August. We appreciate your support as we work through the information as it’s provided.

When we return...

  • Bring and wear a mask. Patrons aged 12 and over attending performances and tours are required to wear a face mask at all times while inside our foyers and theatres, including during the performance.
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.
  • Within venues, always take your allocated seat.
  • There are new COVID-specific conditions of entry for audiences attending performances, including the digital check in of every person for contact tracing purposes. This includes the circumstances under which you must not attend the Opera House, and what’s required of you when you visit. Please read about them here.

“These violent delights have violent ends …” — William Shakespeare 

An artist who effortlessly fused dance and drama, Cranko richly evokes the grandeur of the Capulets’ ball, the fierce clashes of the rival families and the brief, luminous flare of young love. 

His Romeo and Juliet premiered in 1962, the year The Australian Ballet was founded, and generations of our dancers have grown up with the production and gone on to shine in its many dream roles.

Presented by The Australian Ballet, with Opera Australia Orchestra.

Artist Information

Choreography John Cranko
Music Sergei Prokofiev
Staged by Reid Anderson
Costume and set design Jürgen Rose
Lighting design Jon Buswell

 

       

Venue Information

In line with the NSW Government’s extension to the stay-at-home order, the Opera House will remain closed until Saturday 28 August.

We appreciate your support as we work through the information as it’s provided. 

When we return...

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars, and should be consumed while seated in specific foyer spaces to maintain physical distancing. Drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues for most performances. Please note that unless advised otherwise, theatre bars will not be open during intervals. Drinking water is available at all times.

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • The Sydney Opera House Wilson car park is open and available to use. Wilson Parking is currently offering a $10 discounted rate if you book ahead, please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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