Performance Dates & Tickets
John Cranko's iconic masterpiece returns to stage

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: Shoko Matsuhashi

The Tokyo Ballet will bring a signature work of John Cranko, Romeo and Juliet, back to stage, following the Company's hugely successful premiere of the ballet in 2022.

The world 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 Cast

Friday 24 May 2024, 18:30 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Juliet Kanako Oki
Romeo Dan Tsukamoto

Saturday 25 May 2024, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Juliet Akira Akiyama
Romeo Suguru Otsuka

Sunday 26 May 2024, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Juliet Maria Adachi
Romeo Shoma Ikemoto

Friday 7 June 2024, 18:30 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Juliet Akira Akiyama
Romeo Suguru Otsuka

Saturday 8 June 2024, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Juliet Maria Adachi
Romeo Shoma Ikemoto

Sunday 9 June 2024, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Juliet Kanako Oki
Romeo Dan Tsukamoto

Kanako Oki
Principal

Akira Akiyama
Principal

Maria Adachi
Soloist

Dan Tuskamoto
Principal

Shoma Ikemoto
First Soloist

Suguru Otsuka
Soloist

Orchestra Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra

Running Time About 2 hours and 45 minutes including two intermissions.

*Program and casting as of 22 January 2024 are subject to change.

Venue

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
https://www.t-bunka.jp/en/access/

Tickets (tax included)
Category
S ¥14,500
A ¥12,000
B ¥9,000
C ¥7,000
D ¥5,000
E ¥3,000
25 and Under ¥2,000
Romeo & Juliet plus ¥20,000

" Romeo & Juliet plus" are tickets for Category S plus special invitation to a photocall after performances on Sat. 25 May, Sun. 26 May, Sat. 8 June and Sun. 9 June. Only 50 tickets for each performance will be on sale.

●Children under 6 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.
●Program and casting as of 22 January 2024 are subject to change. Changes in the program and cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.

Ticket Sale Dates

General ticket sales begin on Monday 19 February 2024 at 10:00a.m. Book now

Presales at NBS WEB Ticket
Tuesday 13 February 2024 at 21:00--Friday 16 February 2024 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 and B)

Child tickets for children between 6 and 18 years old are half the adult price. Family Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 12 March 2024 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

¥2,000 tickets for those aged 6 to 25 years go on sale on Thursday 18 April 2024, 21:00 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).

For more information, please contact us at +81-(0)3-3791-8888 (phone) or english@nbs.or.jp.

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