Bringing the family

  • Costume Displays

    Discover the theatre with our interactive adventure bags.

  • Weston Square

    We run regular events for children and families.

  • Rooftop Restaurant

    Families eating in the Rooftop Restaurant. Photo by Gina Print.

Find out what's happening around the building at the moment, including free family exhibitions and trails to discover the theatre. You can also get involved with drawing workshops or learn more about the productions with a Family Workshop.

Family ticket discounts
These are available Monday to Friday evenings and all matinees. They can be booked online, by phone or in person at the theatre.

Family activities
Free exhibitions: Visit us this winter for an opportunity to try on costumes used on stage at the RSC with our free dressing up box, and find out more about the First World War in our exhibition about the cartoonist and soldier, Captain Bruce Bairnsfather

Free Christmas family activities: During the school holidays follow a Bruce Bairnsfather-themed activity trail around the building, or make a Winter Fairy for your Christmas tree. 

Play Cart: full of fun activities and available to use every day in the Swan Reading Room and Riverside Cafe.

Treasure Trail: an easy to follow route through the theatre's history. Pick up a leaflet in the theatre foyers.

Family events: including the Story Garden and Play in a Day.

Family tours: behind the scenes secrets and costumes to try on.

Children are also welcome in the Rooftop Restaurant and the Riverside Cafe.

We also run an active education programme working with schools.

Family-friendly facilities

  • Baby changing facilities in all ladies' toilets, plus the Swan Theatre and Rooftop Restaurant accessible toilets for gentlemen
  • Pram-friendly building: level access throughout and lifts to all floors and we can store prams in our cloakroom during the day on request

Tickets and discounts

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Taking children to the theatre

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Contact us & FAQs

Ticket Hotline

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

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