Performance Dates & Tickets
John Cranko's iconic masterpiece enriches The Tokyo Ballet's repertoire

Romeo and Juliet

Ballet by John Cranko after William Shakespeare

Choreography John Cranko
Music Sergei Prokofiev
Sets and Costumes Jürgen Rose
Staged by Jane Bourne
Supervised by Reid Anderson
Copyright Dieter Graefe

photo: The Stuttgart Ballet

In 2010, The Tokyo Ballet premiered John Cranko's signature ballet Onegin with critical acclaim.To enrich the Company's repertoire with another masterpiece by the great choreographer of narrative ballets, Artistic Director Yukari Saito chose Romeo and Juliet.

The premiere of John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet in 1962 made him and The Stuttgart Ballet famous worldwide, and it is arguably one of the monumental works among his masterpieces.

The theater-inspired choreography in every way, combined with the majestic sets by the great designer Jürgen Rose, tells Shakespeare's immortal star-crossed love story so vividly that the audiences cannot believe that the dancers are not verbally speaking. The audacious contrast between the aristocrats and commoners and between the two rival families spontaneously evokes the play's theme and the gravity of the young lovers. Every pas de deux of Romeo and Juliet, from the balcony, the secret wedding to the harrowing burial, engraves the breathtaking story on audiences' mind, which will linger a long time.

John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet promises you a profound experience of divine love and art.

Performance Dates and Scheduled Cast

Friday 29 April 2022, 16:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Juliet Kanako Oki
Romeo Dan Tsukamoto

Saturday 30 April 2022, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Juliet Maria Adachi
Romeo Yasuomi Akimoto

Sunday 31 April 2022, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Juliet Akira Akiyama
Romeo Shoma Ikemoto

Conductor Benjamin Hope
Orchestra Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra

*Please note that the above scheduled cast as of 17 December 2021 is subject to change. It will be finalized after the auditions by the John Cranko Estate.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)

Tickets (tax included)

For Tokyo performances

S \13,000
A \11,000
B \9,000
C \7,000
D \5,000
E \3,000

Please note that we are to present the performances with the utmost caution in line with national and regional guidelines for novel coronavirus infection prevention measures, and that the performance dates and details are subject to change depending on circumstances. We will be posting on our website a list of novel coronavirus precautions upon attending the performance. Audience members are kindly asked to read it before attending the performance.
●Children under 6 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.
●Program and casting as of 17 December 2021 are subject to change. Changes in the program and cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.

Ticket Sale Dates

All tickets go on sale on Friday 4 February 2022 at 10:00a.m. Book now

Presales at "NBS WEB Ticket"
●For Categories S, A, B, C, D and E
Tuesday 18 January 2022 at 21:00--Wednesday 2 February 2022 at 18:00

Presales and Discount Tickets at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center

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1. Family Tickets (Categories S, A, B and C)

Child tickets for children between 6 and 18 years old are half the adult price. Family Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 15 February 2022 at 10:00 at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center (Phone 03-3791-8888). Up to two child tickets per one adult ticket can be purchased. You can select seat category but cannot select seat(s). Our system automatically allocates the "best available" seating to you for the price category you have selected.

2. 25 and Under Tickets

¥1,500 tickets for those aged 6 to 25 years go on sale on Thursday 31 March 2022, 20:00 at NBS WEB Ticket. You must bring identity documents with proof of age to pick up your tickets at the venue on the performance day.

3. Discount for two persons (Categories S, A & B)

Enjoy a discount of \1,000 for two persons. Tickets will be on sale during the periods of presales and the general sales at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center (Phone 03-3791-8888).

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