Our work

Henry IV Part I 2007 production

Our job is to connect and help others connect with Shakespeare and produce bold, ambitious work with living writers, actors and artists.

We are an ensemble company so everyone here, from directors, writers and actors to production, technical and administrative staff, has a part to play in creating distinctive theatre.

We believe in taking risks and pushing creative boundaries - finding new ways of doing things and learning through action. Our audiences are at the heart of all we do and we want to challenge, inspire and involve them.

Our home is in Stratford-upon-Avon and in 2010 we reopened the Royal Shakespeare and Swan theatres after a £112.8m transformation to bring actors and audiences closer together. We play regularly in London, Newcastle upon Tyne and on tour across the UK and the world.

As well as the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, we produce new work from living artists and develop creative links with theatre-makers from around the world.

We work with teachers to inspire a life-long love of Shakespeare in young people and run events for everyone to explore and participate in our work.

Also in our work


2009-2011 Ensemble

New Work

Noughts & Crosses 2008

Who's Who

Michael Boyd

Finance and Funding

Coin prop

Annual Report

Poem props

Key Facts and Figures

Costume fitting

Contact us & FAQs

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