RSC access update

27 March 2012

The World Shakespeare Festival is underway with preview performances currently taking place for What Country Friends is This? Shakespeare's Shipwreck Trilogy in Stratford-upon-Avon. The trilogy comprises The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night and The Tempest, performed by one ensemble in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The company will then transfer to The Roundhouse in London for four weeks from 1 June – 5 July 2012.

In the Swan Theatre the Nations at War plays; Richard III, King John and a new commission for the World Shakespeare Festival, A Soldier in Every Son – The Rise of the Aztecs, will be performed from March – September 2012.

Two plays performed in Stratford this summer will transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre for a West End season. Gregory Doran's pan African Julius Caesar will feature a cast of black British actors including Jeffery Kissoon, Ray Fearon, Cyril Nri, Adjoa Andoh and Paterson Joseph and will be performed in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Iqbal Khan's Much Ado About Nothing, transposed to an Indian setting and with Meera Syal in the lead role of Beatrice will be performed in The Courtyard Theatre before the West End season which takes place from 8 August – 27 October 2012. This London season is supported by BP, Founding Presenting Partner of the World Shakespeare Festival.

Wheelchair Spaces are available for every RSC performance at the RST, Swan, The Roundhouse and Noel Coward Theatre, which must be specified when booking.

Assisted-listening devices are available for RSC performances at all theatres.

The RSC has a free Access mailing list which can be joined by visiting the access page
 where patrons can also subscribe to receive our large print newsletter Access Matters, with details of assisted performances and access information, or download it as a PDF.

Audio-Described and Captioned performances at a glance:

Roundhouse Season 2012

Audio-Described Performances

The Tempest, Saturday 23 June, 7.30pm
Twelfth Night, Saturday 30 June, 1.30pm matinee
The Comedy of Errors, Wednesday 4 July, 7.30pm

Captioned performances

The Tempest, Saturday 23 June, 7.30pm
Twelfth Night, Saturday 30 June, 1.30pm matinee
The Comedy of Errors, Wednesday 4 July, 7.30pm

The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Audio Described Performances

Richard III, Wednesday 30 May 1.30pm, Saturday 15 September 1.30pm
King John, Saturday 9 June 1.30pm
A Soldier in Every Son, Saturday 28 July 1pm

Captioned performances

Richard III, Tuesday 19 June 7.30pm
King John, Thursday 30 August 7.30pm
A Soldier in Every Son, Wednesday 25 July 7pm

RST 2012

Audio Described Performances

Twelfth Night, Saturday 12 May 1.15pm
The Tempest, Saturday 19 May 1.15pm
Julius Caesar, Tuesday 26 June 7.15pm
Julius Caesar, Saturday 7 July 7.15pm
The Comedy of Errors, Tuesday 17 July 7.15pm
The Tempest, Thursday 2 August 7.15pm
The Comedy of Errors, Saturday 6 October 1.15pm

Captioned Performances

The Tempest, Thursday 17 May 7.15pm
Julius Caesar, Thursday 5 July 7.15pm
The Comedy of Errors, Saturday 21 July 1.15pm
Twelfth Night, Wednesday 3 October 7.15pm

The Courtyard Theatre

Audio Described Performances

Much Ado About Nothing, Saturday 1 September 1.30pm
Much Ado About Nothing, Monday 10 September 7.30pm

Captioned Performances

Much Ado About Nothing, Wednesday 5 September 7.30pm

Noel Coward Theatre

Audio Described Performances

Julius Caesar, Saturday 8 September 2pm
Julius Caesar, Wednesday 12 September 7.30pm
Much Ado About Nothing, Saturday 13 October 2pm
Much Ado About Nothing, Tuesday 23 October 7.30pm

Captioned Performances

Julius Caesar, Friday 14 September 7.30pm
Much Ado About Nothing, Friday 26 October 7.30pm

Further information on The Roundhouse and Noel Coward seasons at
www.rsc.org.uk/london

Booking information:

RST

  • Call the dedicated booking line 0844 800 1114 or visit our access page
  • If your choice of seat is limited by your disability then your seat is £16. Should you need the service of a companion (including wheelchair users) their ticket is also £16.  

Roundhouse

  • 0844 482 8008 (Booking fee applies. No booking fee in person)
  • If your choice of seat is limited by your disability then your seat is £16 and must be booked by telephone. Should you need the service of a companion (including wheelchair users) their ticket is also £16.

Noel Coward Theatre

  • 0844 482 5137 (Booking fee applies. No booking fee in person)
  • People with disabilities £22.50. If your choice of seat is limited by your disability, then your ticket will be priced at the lowest priced clear view ticket in the theatre. Should you need the services of a companion, their ticket will also be priced at £22.50.  

For further RSC Access information please email access@rsc.org.uk

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