Please be aware this event is now fully booked. To be added to a waiting list for tickets please email including your name, contact telephone number and the number of tickets would you like.

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.

For our Frequently Asked Questions about this event, please visit the Royal Opera House website by clicking here.

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 Lane as there will be no access to the castle from this car park.

Catering and Dining at Alnwick Castle on the evening

On the evening of the event the following oulets will be open.

Stables Fryery; selling all your chip shop favourites, as well as ice cream, soft drinks and snacks.
The Castle BBQ;  selling burgers, chicken flatbreads and halloumi skewers.
The Guest Hall; with a fully stocked bar; including beer, cider, wine and prosecco.
The Piaggio; selling tea, coffee and snacks.

or why not make the evening that bit more special with one of our options below...

Dining at the Castle Dine before the screening in our brand new restaurant The Courtyard

Soup of the day with bread roll (v)
Classic caesar salad
Pressed ham hock with mustard mayonnaise and apple salad
Main Course
Beef lasagne served with garlic bread and salad
Chicken schnitzel served with rosemary fries, parmesan and rocket salad and tomato sauce
Crispy lentil burger served in a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, harissa jam and French fries (v) (Vg)
Double chocolate brownie
Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce
White chocolate and raspberry brûlée
2 courses £17.50 - 3 courses £21.50

Tables are available at 5:30pm or 6pm. Reservation essential. To reserve a table, please call the Events Team on 01665 511086 or email events@alnwickcastle.comPlease make us aware of any special dietary requirements and a £10pp non-refundable deposit will be required when booking.

Pre-book a picnic for two to enjoy on the evening. Collect on the night from the Guest Hall.

Hot smoked salmon salad, served with jersey royal potatoes, baby beetroot and wasabi mayonnaise
Goats's Cheese Salad (v), served with baby beetroot, sun kissed tomatoes and an olive and pine nut crumb.
Main Course
Moroccan style chargrilled chicken breast, served with a pomegranate and coriander couscous, roasted aubergine & tomato baba ghanoush, mint yoghurt dressing and pitta bread.
Roasted Pimento Peppers (v), served with marinated olives, smoked garlis hummus, feta cheese and pitta bread.
Lemon Tart, served with fresh raspberries.
Picnic includes 2 cans of still water, cutlery, and napkins.
All served in an Alnwick Castle jute bag for life to take home with you.

£30 for 2 persons.

To book a picnic, please use the 'Buy Tickets' button on this events page and select from the 3 options available. If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact us at and we will be happy to cater for these seperately. Full payment is required when booking. Please bring your email confirmation on the night and collect from the  Alnwick Castle Guest Hall. 

Event Dates

The event is taking place on dates highlighted in red.