New York 2011


Our residency at the Park Avenue Armory for the 2011 Lincoln Center Festival was a landmark event in RSC history.

Five Shakespeare productions were performed by a single company of actors in a specially constructed thrust-stage auditorium.

For the first time theatregoers in the US were able to experience our theatre just as they would have seen it in our home in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Download the Official RSC Season Guide for the Lincoln Center Festival 

The productions 

  • The Making of the Stage

    Designed and built in our workshops in Stratford-upon-Avon, the auditorium was transported across the Atlantic and constructed in 15 days. Watch it happen.

  • Cast and creatives

    Five Shakespeare productions were performed by a single company of actors.

  • Interview with Michael Boyd

    Speaking before the event, our Artistic Director gives New York audiences a flavour of what they can expect from the Lincoln Center Festival residency.

  • Interview with the cast

    Before setting off for New York, members of the acting ensemble members talk about what they expect from the experience.

  • Education programme

    This was a key part of our six-week residency in New York which gave children their first taste of Shakespeare and provided workshops for teachers.

  • New York on film

    Links to films about the residency, including discussions on collaboration, design and education by some of the people who made it happen.

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