Romeo & Juliet
August 26th - September 12th

This August, the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble launches its 20th Birthday celebrations with a Spring season of Romeo & Juliet.

In a city torn apart by warring families, two young people push back against the expectations surrounding them. Juliet refuses to allow her life and sexuality to be traded for security, while Romeo distances himself from the boys club mentality in which he was raised. In their greatest act of defiance, the two teenagers find unexpected love. But, is youthful love enough to mend ancient rifts?

Marking the ensemble’s return to the beautiful Roma Street Parkland, Romeo & Juliet promises to deliver the clarity, joy, and live music that QSE has become known for over the last 20 years.

This table links to bookings and season date/ time information.

**Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome those who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment; click here for more information

Venue: The Amphitheatre, Roma Street Parkland


Adult: $36
Concession/ Preview:$28***
Group Bookings (8+): $28
School Groups: $25 (1 free for teacher/s per 10 tickets. Contact to organise your booking)

QSE is an affiliate of the Companion Card program. Please email to make use of the program when booking tickets.

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***Concessions are for full-time students, pensioners, health care card holders, MEAA card holders, and current financial members of Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble Inc. Concession patrons must present their concession ID/card to the Box Office.


Meg Bennett….. Capulet
Tom Coyle….. Montague
Sarah Doyle….. Juliet, Abraham
Leah Fitzgerald-Quinn….. Lady Capulet
Grace Lofting….. Gregory, Watch, Servant
Liliana Macarone….. Romeo
Rebecca Murphy….. Nurse, Lady Montague
Rob Pensalfini….. Friar Lawrence
Isabella Ross….. Sampson, Watch, Servant
Rebekah Schmidt….. Mercutio, Apothecary, Prince
John Siggers….. Tybalt, Friar John, Watch
William Summers….. Balthasar, Citizen, Servant
Angus Thorburn….. Benvolio, Paris

Director/ Music and Fight Director: Rob Pensalfini
Stage Manager: Laraine Griffiths
Production Manager: Kylii Davies
Costume Designer: Leah Fitzgerald-Quinn
Lighting Designer: B’Ellana Hill
Set Designer: Rob Pensalfini



Click here for the official Roma Street Parkland map and Conditions of Entry.
The audience is seated onstage in the performance area, which is under cover. In the rare event of very heavy rain and/or high winds, the show may be cancelled – in this case, patrons will be contacted and exchanges will be arranged by QSE’s Front of House team.

We are happy to be providing a Portable Lifting Platform for our season of Romeo & Juliet.   

  • The platform can accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters that fits within its dimensions (see below) and if the combined weight of scooter and passenger do not exceed the safe working load of 250kg  
  • A trained member of our team will be available to assist patrons in using the lift
  • We will have the lift available for all performances
  • As the lift is designed for wheelchair use we will have a spare wheelchair available to allow them to use the lift safely
  • Please note we may not be able to use the lift in cases of wet weather

There are 200 car parks within the Roma Street Parkland grounds and a further 2,000 in close proximity. A 4-hour limit applies to bays on Parkland Boulevard from 6am-9pm.

Disability parking bays are located near The Lookout, at College Close carpark, on Parkland Boulevard on the lower level opposite Queensland Railway Platform 10.


Please contact with any questions.


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This project kindly supported by the Lord Mayor’s Community Fund and Central Ward Councillor