Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

by Illyria
7.30pm 21st June

See it in Helston first! Join Illyria for their 2024 premiere performance of Romeo & Juliet this June.

The award-winning outdoor theatre company Illyria visits Helston with their premiere performance of Romeo & Juliet.

“To experience this in the open air is uniquely special.” says Artistic Director Oliver Gray. “Outdoors, with good company, good food and a glass of something bubbly is a much less formal way to enjoy theatre,” Oliver continues. “And there’s something truly unifying about actors performing, and audiences listening, all under the same sky.”

Two wealthy families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are at war. Their feud has been long and bitter. But when Romeo, Montague’s son, gatecrashes Capulet’s party in disguise, everything changes. There he meets Juliet, Capulet’s daughter, and the pair fall into an intense, forbidden love that sets in motion a chain of events leading to a devastating conclusion.

From a secret rendezvous in a moonlit garden to a fateful duel under the scorching Verona sun, Shakespeare masterfully explores the enduring power of love, revenge and fate in one of his bestloved stories. But the surprising thing about this iconic tragedy is that it’s extremely funny too!

Performed by Illyria in the great outdoors, this fastpaced, polished, beautifully spoken production has been created using only the First Folio text, the most authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s plays. Illyria first performed this terrific play more than two decades ago to critical acclaim worldwide. This summer it returns for a third time: passionate, poetic, and utterly gripping!

Illyria’s past performance of Robin Hood

Flexible Ticket Prices for Performances

The South Kerrier Alliance own and run Coronation Park for the “benefit of the residents of Helston and The Lizard” and we want everyone to be able to enjoy our events.

​To try and make the work that we programmes as accessible as possible we are offering various ticket prices for this event and a free ticket draw. Please book the ticket that reflects what you can afford right now. You won’t be asked any questions and your ticket options won’t be shared with anyone.

£20 Supporter Show Ticket
This ticket includes a donation to support cultural projects coming to the park

​£12 Just a Show Ticket
This ticket covers our core costs of the event

​£8 Helping You Show Ticket
If you can only afford this ticket right now we all understand

£0 Show Ticket Draw
If you cannot afford a ticket right now please enter our free ticket draw. We will give away as many tickets as we are able to and we will inform you if you have won tickets a minimum of three days before the event. To enter the ticket draw please click here.

What do I need to know?
  • Please bring your own chairs and/or blankets for this event. Seating is not provided.
  • The run time is approximately 120 minutes plus interval.
  • Lakeside Cafe will be serving light refreshments including alcohol.
  • This open-air event takes place in Events Square, directly outside Lakeside Cafe at Coronation Park, Helston, TR13 0RA.
  • Outdoor events will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions, so please bring a coat (but not an umbrella as it blocks the view of other audience members).
  • There is a small pay and display car park at Coronation Park as well as a larger car park at Castle Green. Free parking is available at the nearby Fairground car park.
  • There is level access to Coronation Park and Events Square. If you have any additional access needs that you’d like to discuss with us please email Guy on
  • There are accessible toilets at the rear of Lakeside Cafe.
  • Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted at ticketed events.