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  • Ticket Cost

    R175 - R750
  • Start Date

    Aug 04 2022
  • Theatre

    Opera House
  • Duration

    2h 30min

CAPE TOWN CITY BALLET presents the quintessential boy-meets-girl tale, penned by the playwright, William Shakespeare, tracing the life course of the ill-fated, star-crossed lovers, Romeo & Juliet.

Set in the beautiful Italian city of Verona, Veronica Paeper’s ballet explores an enduring story of young love and tragedy known to many generations, woven together by multiple themes that inhabit the narrative – a tapestry of life from the bud of youth, the blooming of adulthood, hidden forbidden love, a suffocating family feud, visceral hatred and inevitable tragic destiny.

Romeo & Juliet juxtaposes fate & free will, light versus dark, history versus the present, language versus reality. Among the Capulet family the mention of the name “Montague” ignites prejudice & hatred … an impetus for revenge and violence – a provocative sentiment that questions…. “What’s in a name?”

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…”

The CAPE TOWN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA appears at select performances.

Superb international guest artists alongside the dynamic dancers of the CTCB for select performances.




4 August / 7:30 pm
28 August / 10:00 pm
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Wheelchair Access

Limited facilities for wheelchairs areavailable in the Opera House and Theatre in accordance with safety regulations. Wheelchair seats can be booked at the Artscape Box Office, at any Computicket outlet, or through the Computicket call centre. Please note that the Arena is not wheelchair friendly. Toilets for wheelchair-bound patrons aresituated in the Marble and Chandelier Foyers of the Opera House and on the lower level of the Theatre Foyer. Limited parking bays are available for bona fide Disabled Parking Disc Holders in the tunnel area opposite the Stage Door entrance, and in the staff parking area. A drop-off facility is available in the tunnel area for patrons who have difficulty walking. Prior arrangements in all regards should be made with the Theatre Manager.


Disabled Parking and Wheelchairs are available on site but should be pre-booked by contacting Artscape Dial-a-seat on 021 421 7695