The Balcony Scene in Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous scenes in all of Shakespeare's plays.
It follows the meeting of Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, at a fancy dress party in Juliet's home. Romeo and his friends sneak into the party, uninvited, and when Romeo sees Juliet, he is instantly smitten. After the party, Romeo jumps over the Capulets' garden wall, and searches for Juliet.
Romeo hides in the garden and soon observes Juliet walking onto the balcony outside her room. When Romeo sees Juliet, he feels hope; it is as if the sun is rising. This is important to note, as Romeo has just spent several weeks pining over an unrequited love, Rosaline. When he sees Juliet at the party, Rosaline is instantly forgotten.