Tuesday 11th June
Gates Open at 5:30pm - Live Performance Screening Starts at 7pm

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece. Soak up free culture on your doorstep:  watch The Royal Ballet on stage at the Royal Opera House in this free live screening on the BP Big Screen at Alnwick Castle.
Romeo and Juliet fall passionately in love, but their families are caught up in a deadly feud. They marry in secret, but tragic circumstances lead Romeo to fight and kill Juliet's cousin Tybalt. As punishment, he is banished from the city.
When Juliet's parents force her to marry Paris, she takes drastic action, drinking a potion to make her appear dead so she can escape the marriage and join Romeo. But the message explaining her plan fails to reach him. When he hears news of her death, he returns to visit her tomb and kill himself. Juliet wakes to find him dead and, devastated, she stabs herself.

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Event Information
  • Gates will open at 5:30pm, with the screening starting at 7pm.
  • Entrance to the castle for this screening will be through the Iron Railings on Castle Square (Post Code NE66 1NG).
  • This is an outside performance so please come prepared. You may want to check the weather forecast before setting off.
  • Please note no seating will be provided for this event. You are welcome to bring low-backed chairs, cushions and rugs to sit on. Please do not bring umbrellas as they can block the view for others.
  • There will be onsite catering providing hot and cold food, snacks, soft drinks and a fully licensed bar.
  • We have a strict no glass policy and we ask that you do not bring alcohol onto the premises.
  • Please note that bag searches may take place for the benefit and security of visitors and staff. Your kind co-operation is much appreciated.
  • If parking for this event, please park on the nearby streets (Bailiffgate Road, The Peth, Rattern Row, Walkergate, or the public car parks on Greenwell Road). Do not park in the main castle car park on Denwick Land as there will be no access to the castle from this car park.

Event Dates

The event is taking place on dates highlighted in red.