Bringing the family
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.
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.
- 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