The RSC works with many different artists each year, many of who have worked on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage. Their opinions are valuable and the Company are working with them to make sure the facilities back stage can be brought up to a standard which befits a modern theatre facility.
Actor Barnaby Kay, who is a representative on the Community Forum, expresses his views about the backstage facilities.
Everything just needs modernising. It’s all a bit tired and out-dated backstage. The dressing rooms are badly heated and ventilated; it can get so hot on stage and it’s essential to be able to regulate the temperature in your room. Wardrobe and wigs are a bit far flung and need to be more centrally located so that actors from both theatres can use them easily. Access is also an issue, stairways and corridors are numerous and narrow, this could be radically improved.
— Barnaby Kay