Behind the scenes tours

BST tour by David Woodings

Guided tours exploring the public and private areas of the theatre.

  • Discover the origins of the RSC and our theatres in Stratford
  • Explore a production in more depth
  • Learn about the theatre making process

Every tour is a unique experience and varies according to what is available on the day. 

Tickets cost £8.50 per person or £4.50 for under 18s and disabled people.

Group rate: £160 for up to 20 adults.

Buy tickets online

Or book by phone on 0844 800 1110 or in person at the Box Office. Advance booking is recommended.

Tours can currently be booked until January 2016. Each tour lasts one hour and departs from the cloakroom. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the tour start time.

All of our tours can be tailored for school visits - just let us know the ages of the students taking part when booking and we will do the rest.  Please note that one adult is required for every 10 students.

As the RSC is a busy producing theatre company not all spaces, including the auditoria, will be available as part of a tour. Access to these spaces is subject to availability around rehearsal and technical work. All our tour routes are fully accessible.

See the RSC in 60 Seconds: Behind the Scenes Tour video.

Contact us & FAQs

Ticket Hotline

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

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