Benefits and impact

Supporters Evening


Artists' Development Programme

  • £1,000 provides a full day of workshops for the company, allowing actors to explore their craft
  • £6,000 funds a six-month craft apprenticeship in our production workshop


  • £1,500 gives 100 school children access to an RSC production for the very first time
  • £5,000 supports a performance project for a group of schools

New Writing

  • £1,500 allows a writer to lead a two-day workshop exploring their play with eight actors and a director


The benefits of becoming an RSC Patron include:


  • Exclusive Priority Booking - 24 hours ahead of Shakespeare Circle
  • Exclusive Ticket Booking service with access to 'sold out' shows
  • Dedicated ticket hotline direct to the box office  
  • No ticket exchange or resale fees


  • Annual Supporters Evening*
  • Annual Showcase Day*
  • Annual Patrons Circle Event*

Other Privileges

  • Recognition of your gift in RSC theatre programmes, online and in our Annual Report
  • Dedicated web pages
  • Regular Supporters' newsletters and e-news 
  • 15% discount at RSC cafes, bars and Rooftop Restaurant (including pre-theatre menu) for supporter and guest
  • 20% discount in RSC Shops and mail order

Available at Patrons Circle Gold level
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • A bespoke ticket booking service - direct to the Development Team
  • Invitations to RST press performances and private viewings of RSC Exhibitions
  • A richer understanding and involvement of the RSC by meeting practitioners, company members and artistic team at unique and intimate events

* Please note that events are ticketed and as a charity we charge a fee for our events to cover running costs.

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Ticket Hotline

0844 800 1110
Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm

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