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Feel the power of the world's greatest writer in a whole new way.
"There is enough talent here to tackle the entire Shakespearean canon. Mobilizing a large cast that includes a remarkable number of Boston’s best actors, director Peter DuBois generates an onrushing velocity.”  — The Boston Globe
"Love is in the air at the Huntington! I've never seen a production like this before. I really enjoyed it!”  — Jared Bowen, WGBH
"The tale is hyper relevant in these deeply divided times, and the Huntington rises to the occasion with a supercharged production and a cavalcade of local stars.”  — Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce's Choices
"A contemporary, muscular version of the romantic tragedy. DuBois' updating affirms the timelessness of one of the Bard's most enduring works.”  — Broadway World

The most famous love story of all time – and the most moving tale of an ill-fated romance ever told – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet comes to the Huntington Theatre Company as a thrillingly modern event helmed by Artistic Director Peter DuBois. This astoundingly current, gorgeously realized production nods to the political fractures of our current era, the cultural differences that pull us apart, and the enduring power of passion. If you think you know Romeo and Juliet, you’ve never seen anything like this… and you’ll feel the power of the world’s greatest writer in a whole new way.



Approximate run time: Romeo and Juliet plays in approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, with one ten-minute intermission. Please note: This production uses flashing lights, extensive haze, and latex balloons that may fall off the front of the stage. There will be live blank ammunition shot onstage at the end of Act I and Act II. Read more on the content warnings for this production.

FREE TICKETS FOR STUDENTS AGED 25 AND UNDER!

We believe that theatre should be accessible to everyone and strive to reflect the diversity of our communities on our stages. By removing the barrier of affordability, we are giving every young person a chance to experience this wonderful production! Tickets are available starting 2 hours before curtain at Huntington Avenue Theatre Ticketing Services. Please bring ID (or any form of age verification). Limit 1 ticket per ID.

FAMILY 4-PACK SPECIAL OFFER!

Bring your family to Romeo and Juliet with code FAMILY4 and get 4 tickets for just $125.

DINNER & A SHOW PACKAGE AT MIDA:

This package includes a three course meal and a glass of wine at MIDA, and a ticket to Romeo and Juliet for $99. Use code MIDA to redeem this offer.

Peter DuBois“I had the time of my life directing Romeo and Juliet in Alaska, and I knew this was the moment to return to Shakespeare’s most moving play. Shakespeare explores the peril of a society possessed by blind tribalism against a love story that has a boundless sense of joy and abandon. This production will show off Boston’s wealth of Shakespearean talent and some incredible performers from across the country.” — Peter DuBois

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  • What They'd Wear Today: An Interview with Ilona Somogyi

    Award-winning costume designer Ilona Somogyi’s work spans the globe from New York to Oslo to Chicago and now back to Boston. As rehearsals began on this production of Romeo and Juliet, she sat down with Literary Associate J. Sebastián Alberdi to talk about the work that went into modernizing classic character costumes and designing emotionally and theatrically rich story moments informed by the outfits.

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  • Huntington’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ unites contemporary politics, timeless passions

    Many romantic tragedies – like the “Love Story” of Oliver Barrett IV and Jennifer Cavalleri in the 1970 film of the same name – have legions of loyal fans. None more so, however, than the most iconic story of ill-fated love of all time, “Romeo and Juliet.”

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  • The Huntington updates ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for a polarized world

    “Romeo and Juliet” may be the most famous love story in Western literature, centered on two doomed young lovers in the throes of a transcendent passion as boundless and deep as the sea. But what makes Shakespeare’s play so heartbreaking is the backdrop on which the story unfolds — the bitter enmity between their feuding families, the Montagues and Capulets, that drives the star-crossed couple toward a tragic fate.

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  • A contemporary ‘Romeo and Juliet’ arrives at the Huntington this week

    Shakespeare’s classic love story, “Romeo and Juliet,” gets a modern makeover on the Huntington Theatre Company stage March 1 through 31. Featuring the original text and a diverse cast, this production examines important and relevant questions to the present day without pushing an overtly political agenda.

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Press Reviews

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"There is enough talent here to tackle the entire Shakespearean canon. Mobilizing a large cast that includes a remarkable number of Boston’s best actors, director Peter DuBois generates an onrushing velocity.”  — The Boston Globe
"Love is in the air at the Huntington! I've never seen a production like this before. I really enjoyed it!”  — Jared Bowen, WGBH
"The tale is hyper relevant in these deeply divided times, and the Huntington rises to the occasion with a supercharged production and a cavalcade of local stars.”  — Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce's Choices
"A contemporary, muscular version of the romantic tragedy. DuBois' updating affirms the timelessness of one of the Bard's most enduring works.”  — Broadway World
"Director, and Huntington Artistic Director, Peter DuBois has envisioned a version of the Bard's Romeo and Juliet that sounds, and looks, like a play written by a current playwright. A really, really good playwright.”  — Cape Cod Times
"DuBois' fresh take on Romeo and Juliet is as exciting as anything you will see out of Hollywood and would rival the likes of any New York production. You do not want to miss this!”  — Theatre Talk Boston
"Full of life, colorful, and engaging.”  — Slow Muse
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The Huntington updates ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for a polarized world — The Boston Globe
Huntington’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ unites contemporary politics, timeless passions — Wicked Local
A contemporary ‘Romeo and Juliet’ arrives at the Huntington this week — The Bay State Banner

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Prices & Seating

Section
Performance Day AA A B C D
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;
Sunday matinee
$109 $89 $75 $59 $25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening;
Saturday matinee
$95 $79 $65 $49 $25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee $85 $69 $55 $45 $25
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;
Sunday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$109
A
$89
B
$75
C
$59
D
$25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening;
Saturday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$95
A
$79
B
$65
C
$49
D
$25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$85
A
$69
B
$55
C
$45
D
$25
  Prices
Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$20 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 years and younger)
(No AA)
$20
Section D (Huntington Avenue Theatre);
Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
Additional discounts may not be applied to section D seats at the Huntington Avenue Theatre and last row seats at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
$25
BU Community $10 off with promo code BU10
Seniors (65 years or older) $5 off
35 Below (35 years and younger)
(No AA)
Learn more about our 35 Below program
$30

Learn more about our Discount Ticket Programs

  Prices
Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$20 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 years and younger)
(No AA)
$20
Section D (Huntington Avenue Theatre);
Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
Additional discounts may not be applied to section D seats at the Huntington Avenue Theatre and last row seats at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
$25
BU Community $10 off with promo code BU10
Seniors (65 years or older) $5 off
35 Below (35 years and younger)
(No AA)
Learn more about our 35 Below program
$30

Learn more about our Discount Ticket Programs

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