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Actors and actresses posing with foliage outside town hall at fellowship square.

Romeo and Juliet Open Air Theatre

Published: 25 May 2023
Filed under: Destinations

This riotous and atmospheric outdoor production will bring the story of Shakespeare’s most famous star-crossed lovers to life this summer. It will be the Romeo and Juliet you know but set in modern East London.

Featuring live music and showstopper numbers to music from Lizzo, Dizzee Rascal, Gloria Estefan, Shirley Bassey and Clean Bandit. This is a family friendly production and there will be opportunities for audience participation. Everyone is welcome to bring their own picnic and soak up the atmosphere before the show.

Produced by the East London Shakespeare Festival who combine the storytelling of the Bard with a flavour of East London culture and contemporary twists and turns. 

There will be three performances across Waltham Forest during the summer and you can find more information on the performances and special child-friendly activities on each event page.

People in an audience seated on the grass

Leyton Jubilee Park - 22 to 25 June 

Performances at 3pm and 7:30pm

Fellowship Square - 5 to 9 July 

Performances at 3pm and 7:30pm

Highams Park - 21 to 23 July 

Performances at 3pm and 7:30pm