Experience the world of the Bard through plays, talks, music, dance, and more family fun!

Following the 2021 booked out season of ‘Macbeth’, the 2022 featured play in the park is:

ROMEO AND JULIET

Directed by Xanthe Jones

Live the passion of Verona’s young star cross’d lovers, caught in the crossfire of powerful feuding families. Experience Shakespeare’s iconic romantic tragedy in the open air, directed by XANTHE JONES with an outstanding cast of Brisbane Shakespearean actors.

5pm Friday 14, Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 October 2022 | Roma Street Parkland Amphitheatre
With pre-play entertainment, to be revealed very soon!

This year, for the first time, to help make up a funding shortfall, there will be a $15 entry fee for adults ($10 on Friday). Full-time students, children, and Companion Card holders tickets are free. 

Every great city should have a Shakespeare Festival, and with the support of Brisbane City Council, we are able to continue bringing these classic Shakespeare plays to you.


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