Children’s Matinee- Romeo and Juliet

Children’s Matinee- Romeo and Juliet

As much as we want to expand children’s minds through great art and literature- Shakespearean tragedies don’t oft make suitable stories for young ears. Blood, vengeance, lust, and –most dastardly– the Early Modern English vocabulary…what’s a parent to do?

Fret not! Bypass the language barrier completely and see the ballet version! That’s a two-fold punch of classic literature and classical ballet rolled into one event!

“But will my child be able to sit through it all or even be interested?” you ask.
Answer:  an unequivocal yes. Ballet Palm Beach is holding a special children’s matinee showing of Romeo and Juliet on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2pm. It’s short and sweet- running about 1 hour to an hour 30 min (as opposed to the 2+ hr full length show).

This performance is just one act- presenting just enough to tell a cohesive story without showing a bevy of deaths. The ballet features sword fighting, bright costumes, and lots of action! Additionally, there will be opportunities for audience participation and a meet and greet with the dancers after the show!

Romeo and Juliet makes a unique, thrilling, (and educational) family outing!


Students posing with Juliet’s dress!


CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the children’s matinee OR CLICK HERE to browse other showing options! Also, you call our Box Office Man at 561-814-5598 to book tickets, ask questions, or listen to a fabulous English accent.


P.S. Thank you BPB Academy Level 4’s & 6’s and Company Dancer, Danielle Glynn, for posing!