A sunlit piazza, the candlelit corner of a noble ballroom, a moonlit balcony... when young lovers meet, the world is stilled... then changed forever.

Inspired by Franco Zeffirelli's classic 1968 film, the Royal New Zealand Ballet performs the company's first new production of Romeo and Juliet since 2003, dancing across New Zealand from 16th August to 24th September.

Academy Award winning designer James Acheson will bring Renaissance Verona to life in all its vitality and splendour, from the blazing battles of the Capulets and Montagues to the lovers' heart-breaking youth and beauty.


As proud sponsors of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's season of Romeo & Juliet, the New Zealand Herald has your chance to win one of five double passes to see this stunning performance.

Each prize includes:
2x seats to Romeo and Juliet, performed by the Royal New Zealand Ballet on Saturday 2 September at 1.30pm at Aotea Centre, Auckland
1x complimentary programme
2x refreshment vouchers
Opportunity for post-show backstage tour

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