Romeo & Juliet

A forbidden love divided by hate. A family feud requited by blood. In Stephen Mills’ production of Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers, you’ll be swept away by the indelible memories of first love. Passions explode and bitter rivalries are put to rest through Mills’ classical choreography, which leverages every note in Sergei Prokofiev’s majestic score. In this hopelessly romantic season opener, experience anew this timeless “story of woe, of Juliet and her Romeo.”

Sept. 15-17 | The Long Center

Evening performances at 8 p.m. | Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.

Choreography: Stephen Mills
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Live Accompaniment: Austin Symphony Orchestra

This production is recommended for all ages, is performed in three acts with two intermissions, and runs approximately two hours and 20 minutes. 

Performance Run Times

Act I: 45 minutes
First Intermission: 20 minutes
Act II: 25 minutes
Second Intermission: 15 minutes
Act III: 30 minutes

Please arrive early at the theater with plenty of time to park, explore the pre-show activities, and find your seat so the curtain can go up on time!

What Critics Are Saying...

Mills' keen understanding of the dramatic and skill in crafting expressive movement combined to articulate the range and depth of emotion we associate with Shakespeare's text.

We could see the frisky flirtatiousness of youth in group dances with an ever-changing roundelay of partners, the dancers' feet repeatedly breaking free of the earth, their bodies hovering proudly in space."

The Austin Chronicle  //  Robert Faires  //  Read Entire Article

Passion and pathos come alive in Artistic Director Stephen Mills' choreography - sometimes lush, sometimes tender, always explosive.

A spectacle that speaks to heart, mind, and soul."

Austin Culture Map

Director Stephen Mills, whose 'Hamlet' was a highlight of 2000, did it again:

he took a classic ballet and recrafted it into a fresh, clean, contemporary ballet distinguished by elegance, strength and drama. Oh, yes—and it was simply gorgeous."

Austin American-Statesman  //  Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Romeo & Juliet Cast

Synopsis

History of Romeo & Juliet

Learn About Stephen Mills - Choreographer

About William Shakespeare - Playwright & Poet

About Sergei Prokofiev - Composer

Ballet Austin Company Dancers

In-Theater Experiences

Theater Etiquette

Ticketing FAQs

Parking Near the Long Center

Long Center Garage - South Entrance off of Barton Springs 900 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704 South Entrance on Barton Springs Road. The cost is $8.00 ($10 for special events), collected upon entry into the garage.
The One Texas Center Garage - Entrance off of Barton Springs 505 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704 Overflow Parking for The Long Center (There are two entrances: a west entrance on S. 1st Street & a north entrance of off Barton Springs Rd. via Haywood Ave.)
Long Center Garage - North Entrance and Valet Parking off of Riverside Drive 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 North Entrance Parking $8.00—$10 for special events—collected upon entry into the garage. Valet parking $18

The Long Center  |  701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

The Long Center offers nearby parking in two garages within walking distance of the theater:

1.) City of Austin's Palmer Events Center Garage, located behind and to the east of the Long Center. This structure has two entrances—the South Entrance on Barton Springs Road and North Entrance on Riverside Drive. There is an $8 charge per vehicle to park in this structure. (Note: A $10 fee may be charged during festivals and other special events.)

  • ADA Accessibility: The Palmer Garage has 24 accessible/handicapped parking spaces located closest to the garage elevators on each level. Patrons may also enter the valet line through the first entrance to the Long Center off of Riverside Drive and pull up to the curb to drop off at the main entrance. Elevator access is available through the ground level doors for Rollins Lobby next to the Box Office. Staff will be available to direct you should you need assistance. 

2.) One Texas Center is located at the southeast corner of S. 1st Street and Barton Springs Road, next to the Extended Stay America and can be accessed via Haywood Avenue (off Riverside Drive) or the drive off of S. First Street. There is an $8 charge per vehicle to park in this structure during weekends. (Note: A $10 fee may be charged during festivals and other special events.)

The Long Center offers paid valet parking at the venue:

Paid valet parking is available at the Long Center for $18 per vehicle. For valet parking, drop-off by driving eastbound on Riverside Drive and entering the first drive on your right past the Long Center (please stay in the right-hand lane of the Keller Williams Circular Drive). 

  • The entrance to Valet Parking is off of Riverside Drive as you head east toward the intersection of Riverside Drive and S. 1st Street. The Valet entrance will be the first of two driveways on the right side of the street. The second drive on the right leads to the entrance of the Palmer Garage.

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