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Romeo & Juliet
Shakespeare in the World
Shakespeare at 450
Past Performances
Romeo and Juliet

April 4, 2014 - May 18, 2014

Show Overview

Directed by David O'Connor 

For centuries, Romeo and Juliet has been the love story by which all others are measured.  It is as fresh today as it was 450 years ago.  In this iconic romance, Shakespeare captured for eternity what it means to find love, fight for and sacrifice for it, then to ultimately determine what love is for ourselves, not as prescribed by other’s outmoded and fossilized notions. Our production breathes new life into this always-relevant, always-contemporary tale.

The Shakespeare in the World Lecture / Performance Series and Romeo and Juliet are made possible by the generosity of The Alter Family Foundation. 


Pay What You Will Preview Performances

Join us to enjoy an unforgettable performance of Romeo and Juliet at the price of a ticket that you choose! What’s the difference between a preview and a regular performance?  None! The only difference is technical, as the director is still allowed to make suggestions to the actors.  

To sign up for the preview performances, please click on the date you wish to attend and you have the option to Pay What You Will online in advance or at the door.  

Season  Performances from April 9 - May 18 

Online Box Office: Purchase HERE anytime!

Phone Box Office: Monday - Friday 10AM - 4PM at 215-496-8001

Physical Box Office Hours: Performance days only; Monday - Friday 4PM - 8PM; Saturday 12PM - 8PM; Sunday 11AM - 3PM 


Pay What You Will 450 Birthday Performance

April 23rd 
On April 23, 2014 Shakespeare turns 450!  To mark this momentous occasion and our yearlong celebration of the Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450, we invite you to join the party and experience Romeo and Juliet at any price you want -- our treat.  
Click here to reserve your tickets.  

College Night at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre 

April 24th 
In partnership with Campus Philly's Open Arts program, we are excited to announce a special college night on April 24th, with tickets of $5 each for those with a valid college ID.  Tickets must be purchased here at the Open Arts website. Show your school spirit while seeing Romeo and Juliet

Sonnet Showcase

April 27th 
Our first-annual Sonnet Competition entitled Show Us Your Love led to five winning sonnets incorporated into Romeo and Juliet.  In addition, each of the Top 10 winning sonnets will be shared in our special Sonnet Showcase on April 27th, after the 2 pm matinee performance. Experience the drama of modern voices utilizing this classic structure as the top ten winning sonnets are performed on stage by our professional actors.  Click here to view videos of the winning sonnets.


  • Preview Performances: Pay What You Will 
  • Wednesday and Thursday Evenings: $30
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: $35
  • Student Tickets: $20
  • Senior Ticket: $25
  • Student Rush (Thursday nights, 30 minutes prior to performances): $10


Give your group the finest in Shakespeare! For centuries, Shakespeare has delighted, entertained, inspired, and engaged audiences of all ages - your group will love every moment of our world-class productions! To take advantage of our Group Sale discount, all you need are ten individuals - you, your friends, family, coworkers, anyone!

Group (10 or more): Save up to 15% on all tickets! Prices drop to $25 per ticket on Thursdays, and just $30 on Friday/Saturday/Sunday Matinees!

Student Groups (10 or more): $15 per ticket

For Student Groups or for more information on our Student Matinee performances please contact our Education Department by phone at 215-496-9722 ext. 103 or email

Senior Groups (10 or more): $20 per ticket

We encourage group organizers to call our box office to handle your group needs. If you have any additional questions or would like to arrange for your group to come to The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, call our Box Office at 215-496-8001.

* Handling Fee applies with online and phone orders.