Before the audience comes into our theatres, much of the hard work has already been done. During the months of preparation before we put on a production, hundreds of highly-skilled people are busy working behind the scenes.
Watch videos about the behind the scenes work of the back stage and front of house departments at the RSC
How our different departments work together to put together a show. Includes a production timeline.
We commission and perform all the music that you hear when you come to a performance in our theatres.
Find out about the jobs and skills in our Costume department, facts and figures about our costumes, and careers in Costume.
The work of our armoury, interview with Julian Gilbert and how the armoury work on a production's fights.
Meet the people designing, making and moving theatre sets at our Scenic workshops.
Our highly skilled scenic painters are both talented fine artists and speedy decorators. Find out more about their work.
Find out about the work of our Prop Shop and meet the team who work there.
This department works on every RSC production, preparing for forthcoming productions and evening performances
A day in Running Wardrobe starts at 9am with the laundry
We work with actors on the language of the text, exploring the dynamics of sound and rhythm
Stage management is the central point of communication between the rehearsal room and all other RSC departments