DURATION
2 hrs 55 minutes
DATES
Until 3 August 2024
AGE
Suitable for 12+
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Why watch Romeo & Juliet?

  • Romeo & Juliet’s star-crossed lovers return to West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre for a limited 12-week run of Shakespeare’s most widely adapted work.
  • Multi-Olivier winner and Tony nominee Jamie Lloyd (Cyrano de Bergerac, Sunset Boulevard, The Seagull, A Doll’s House, Evita) brings his uniquely modern, minimalist, and expressionist directorial style to the production.
  • While often a grand affair, this version of the play strips bare the core tenets of the classic, drawing the doomed romance into the modern era in a heartwrenching adaptation.
  • The MCU’s Spider-Man, Tom Holland, and Bad Education’s Francesca Amewudah-Rivers star as the titular lovers, the latter a Shakespeare-on-stage alum.

Romeo & Juliet are no strangers to the stage. The duo have seen interpretations of their tale across all media, but they’ve never been subjected to the scrutiny of prestigious award-winning director Jamie Lloyd’s (Sunset Boulevard, The Seagull, Cyrano de Bergerac) directorial touch.

He brings Shakespeare's timeless story of wordsmiths, rhymers, lovers, and fighters back to the stage in a thrilling revival of the famous play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with global icon Tom Holland (Spider-Man) as Romeo and Francesca Amewudah-Rivers (Bad Education, Macbeth, Othello, Antigone) as Juliet. The brilliant cast is rounded out by Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who, Sense8, God of Carnage) as Nurse.

The play gets a fresh perspective in Lloyd’s revival, with the text edited by Nima Taleghani (Heartstopper), who also plays Benvolio. Romeo & Juliet will be staged at the Duke of York’s theatre from May 11 to August 3, 2024.

Storyline

The play ‘Romeo & Juliet’ is a tragedy that transcends time. Written by William Shakespeare in the late 16th century, it tells the story of two young lovers from feuding families, whose passionate romance ultimately ends in tragedy.

The themes of love, conflict, and fate explored in the play continue to resonate with audiences across different cultures and eras. Jamie Lloyd brings his visionary art to life in the retelling with a minimalist, modern take on the classic. Don’t miss the chance to see this brilliant piece.

Show timings

  • 2 hours 55 minutes, with two intervals

Cast & crew

  • Leading roles: Tom Holland as Romeo and Francesca Amewudah-Rivers as Juliet
  • Director: Jamie Lloyd

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Age & content guide

  • The show is suitable for people aged 12 and up.
  • The show features scenes that some viewers may find difficult to watch, including references to and depictions of suicide.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

The Duke of York's TheatreRead more

The Duke of York's Theatre , located in London's City of Westminster on St Martin's Lane, is a Grade II listed structure. Crafted by Walter Emden, it was commissioned by Frank Wyatt and his wife, Violet Melnotte. The stage saw a myriad of performances between its grand opening in 1892 under the moniker "Trafalgar Square Theatre" to its subsequent rebranding as the "Trafalgar Theatre" in 1894. In 1895, it was renamed the Duke of York's Theatre to honor the esteemed Duke and future King, George V.

Seating Capacity: 640

Duke of York's Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting there

Address: St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4BG, United Kingdom

Tube: Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines), Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line), and Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo lines) stations are the closest to the theater at just a 5-7 minute walk away.

Bus: Take bus routes 24, 29, or 176 and get off at St. Martin’s Place (Stop K). The theatre is a few minutes walk from the bus stop.

Facilities & accessibility

Available Facilities: Washroom, Cloakroom, Wheelchair accessibility, Cocktail bar, Gift shop.

Accessibility: The Duke of York's Theatre is accessible for patrons with mobility, hearing, and visual needs and provides assistance and aids wherever possible.

Additional information

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security, all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Duke of York's Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: This theater allows outside food in plastic containers inside the auditorium, You may purchase ice cream from the ushers during shows or alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the bars located across the venue.

Tickets redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Romeo & Juliet voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Frequently asked questions about Romeo & Juliet

How much do the Romeo & Juliet tickets cost?

The cost of tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for Romeo & Juliet?

Romeo & Juliet opened on May 11, 2024, at The Duke of York's Theatre.

What age is Romeo & Juliet appropriate for?

This show does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children aged 12 and above.

What is Romeo & Juliet about?

Romeo & Juliet is a play about two lovers from rival families.

How long does Romeo & Juliet run for?

The running time of Romeo & Juliet is 2 hours and 55 minutes with 2 intermissions.

Who are the main stars of Romeo & Juliet?

The main stars of Romeo & Juliet are Tom Holland starring as Romeo and Francesca Amewudah-Rivers playing the role of Juliet.