The National Ballet of Canada

Romeo and Juliet

Harrison James and Heather Ogden in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Harrison James and Heather Ogden in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Artists of the Ballet in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Artists of the Ballet in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Brendan Saye, Donald Thom and Siphesihle November in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Artists of the Ballet in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Naoya Ebe in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Family programming Dance Ballet with Orchestra
“★★★★/4 A Romeo and Juliet with soul. A choreographic delight, rich in detail, subtle in its musicality and always dramatically expressive.” Michael Crabb, Toronto Star
  • In-person event
  • ≈ 2 hours and 50 minutes · With intermission

In recognition and thanks for invaluable donor support, NAC French Theatre reserves a limited number of complimentary seats for designated opening night performances. Often, a member of the production’s artistic team gives insights into the creative process and invites questions from donors before the evening’s performance.

Featuring the NAC Orchestra 

Few of Shakespeare’s works have translated so well to the beautiful language of ballet as Romeo and Juliet. Choreographed by celebrated Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, this particular version was commissioned to celebrate The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th anniversary in 2011. Deftly attuned to highlighting the narrative’s dramatic moments and the intimacy of the star-crossed romance, Ratmansky creates a dance drama with electrifying fight sequences and an unforgettable balcony pas-de-deux. This larger than life, sublimely danced production manifests the simplicity of Renaissance art through its geometric sets and period costumes.

Performance is approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes including intermission

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