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Love
Love's Labour's Lost

Set in the Summer of 1914, love and merriment ensue in Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy before the lives of the blissfully unaware lovers is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.

Directed by Christopher Luscombe alongside Love’s Labour’s Won (usually known as Much Ado About Nothing).

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
7:15pmMar 6, 7, 11, 13
1:15pmMar 7, 12, 14

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Love
Love's Labour's Won

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. Shakespeare’s comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins out.

Christopher Luscombe directs the second of Shakespeare’s matching pair of comedies with Love’s Labour’s Lost.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
7pmMar 4
1:15pmMar 5
7:15pmMar 5, 9, 10, 12, 14
1pmMar 3

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The Shoemaker
The Shoemaker's Holiday

Rowland Lacy loves Rose Oatley but it’s not going to work out. An aristocrat and a middle class girl aren’t supposed to marry, not least because her parents really don’t approve.

Following his acclaimed RSC debut, The Merry Wives of Windsor (2012), Phillip Breen returns to direct Dekker’s glorious city comedy of class, conflict and cobblers in love.

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Swan Theatre
7:30pmMar 4, 5, 6
1:30pmMar 7

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Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer

Tom Morton-Smith’s new play takes us into the heart of the Manhattan Project, exploring tensions between the scientific advances that will shape our understanding of the fabric of the universe, and the justification of their use during wartime, revealing the personal cost of making history.

Directed by Angus Jackson whose recent credits include King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre and Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Swan Theatre
7:30pmMar 3, 7
1:30pmMar 4

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Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman

In the land of the free, each man is in charge of his own destiny. But as old age begins to take hold of Willy Loman, the dream of retiring with his loving wife and watching his handsome sons continue his legacy seems further away than ever. Directed by Gregory Doran, this production marks the centenary celebrations of Arthur Miller.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
7:15pmMar 26, 27, 28, 30, 31
Apr 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30
May 1, 2
1:15pmApr 4, 8, 11, 15, 17, 18, 22, 25, 29
May 2
7pmApr 1

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AC Academy Does Strictly
AC Academy Does Strictly

In a one off exclusive event, former dancing professionals from BBC TV’s ‘Strictly' will join AC Academy Choir members to perform on the world’s most famous stage, bringing the explosive glitz and glamour of the dancing world to life! A spectacular fusion of dancing and singing, this is a concert not to be missed!

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
3pmMar 8

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Birthday Bash
Birthday Bash

Join us in Stratford-upon-Avon for a glorious evening of words and music to celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
4pmApr 26

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The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made.

With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
7:15pmMay 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
June 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26
July 2, 3, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 28, 29
Aug 1, 3, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 29, 31
Sep 1, 2
7pmMay 21
July 22
1:15pmMay 23, 28
June 20, 23
July 4, 9, 30
Aug 8, 13, 22, 29
Sep 2

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Othello
Othello

Othello is the greatest general of his age. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy him. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realises too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but his own fragile and destructive pride.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
7:15pmJune 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 27, 29, 30
July 1, 4, 6, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 27, 30, 31
Aug 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28
7pmJune 11
Aug 26
1:15pmJune 13, 18, 25, 27
July 1, 2, 11, 16, 18, 25
Aug 1, 6, 15, 20

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A Midsummer Night
A Midsummer Night's Dream

For the first time Garsington Opera collaborates with the RSC on a joint project, with performances at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Garsington Opera’s spectacular pavilion on the Wormsley Estate in Buckinghamshire.A rare opportunity to see an abridged version of Shakespeare’s play, performed by members of the RSC, with Mendelssohn’s enchanting music, sung and played by Garsington Opera Singers and Orchestra.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
7:30pmJuly 26

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Henry V
Henry V

Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people.

Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare’s History Plays with Henry V, performed in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
7:15pmSep 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
Oct 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
7pmSep 22
Oct 21
2pmOct 25
1:15pmSep 19, 24, 26
Oct 1, 3, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24

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Wendy & Peter Pan
Wendy & Peter Pan

Return to Neverland this winter with Ella Hickson’s acclaimed re-telling of JM Barrie’s classic children’s story. Jonathan Munby’s spectacular sell-out production wowed audiences in 2013 and we’re delighted to bring it back for 2015.

Wendy, Peter, Tink and the Lost Boys are waiting to take you on an unforgettable journey…

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
7:15pmNov 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 30
Dec 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30
Jan 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
7pmNov 25
1pmNov 25
1:15pmNov 28
Dec 3, 5, 8, 11, 12, 17, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31
Jan 2, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
2pmDec 20
Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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The Jew of Malta
The Jew of Malta

Malta is threatened with invasion by the Turkish Empire. The Christian Governor attempts to buy off the invading fleet with monies levied from the island’s Jewish population. When the prominent Jewish merchant, Barabas, protests the levy, the Governor seizes the entire fortune to pay the bribe. The enraged Barabas plans a bloody vengeance that threatens to destroy the island.

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Swan Theatre
7:30pmMar 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31
Apr 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30
May 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 26, 27, 30
June 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 13, 15, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27
July 17, 18, 25, 29, 30
Aug 3, 4, 11, 19, 20, 28, 29
Sep 3, 4, 7, 8
7pmMar 26
1:30pmMar 28
Apr 1, 4, 25, 29
May 1, 9, 13, 23, 27
June 6, 10, 20, 27
July 18, 25
Aug 12, 29

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Love
Love's Sacrifice

Struck by love at first sight, the Duke of Pavia has married the beautiful Bianca. Unknown to him, his best friend Fernando has also fallen for Bianca, and with each day that passes he finds it harder to conceal his true feelings. Ford’s rarely performed play is a thrilling revenge tragedy powered by the destructive force of unrequited love.

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Swan Theatre
7:30pmApr 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 27, 28
May 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 15, 19, 20, 23, 25, 28, 29
June 2, 6, 8, 11, 12, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24
7pmApr 20
1:30pmApr 18, 22
May 2, 6, 12, 16, 20, 30
June 3, 13

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Famous Victories of Henry V
Famous Victories of Henry V

Get involved in the exhilarating adventure of notorious bad boy Prince Hal as he swaps his rebellious life on the streets of London for the battlefields of France to become one of the most famous heroes in British history. Featuring Shakespeare’s original language, this production, which will allow audiences to get involved in the action, is the perfect first encounter with Shakespeare’s work for young people aged 8 and upwards.

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Swan Theatre
10amJune 5
2:30pmJune 5

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Volpone
Volpone

Volpone is already a rich man. But he worships gold, he understands greed, and he wants to get even richer. He knows that the bankers and businessmen in the city will stop at nothing to make money … more and more money. Sounds familiar. Former RSC Artistic Director returns to direct Henry Goodman in the title role of Jonson’s comic, satiric, angry, timeless play.

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Swan Theatre
7:30pmJuly 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 31
Aug 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31
Sep 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12
7pmJuly 9
1:30pmJuly 11, 15, 22, 24, 29
Aug 1, 5, 8, 15, 19, 22, 26
Sep 2, 5, 12

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Hecuba
Hecuba

Troy has fallen, and as the cries die down after the final battle, there are reckonings to be made. The vicious victor Agamemnon has slaughtered his own daughter to win this war. But now another sacrifice is demanded…

RSC Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman directs Marina Carr’s reimagining of the legend of Hecuba in a visceral new play.

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Swan Theatre
7:30pmSep 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
Oct 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
7pmSep 24
1:30pmSep 26, 30
Oct 3, 7, 10, 14, 17

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Love for Love
Love for Love

Valentine, finds himself at a standstill; the only way out of his financial difficulties is to sign over his right of inheritance to his younger brother. He accepts the deal but, fearing he will now be spurned by his beloved Angelica, takes drastic action to ensure he retains what is rightfully his.

Selina Cadell directs Congreve’s glorious Restoration comedy where love for love is stronger than love for money.

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Swan Theatre
7:30pmOct 28, 29, 30, 31
Nov 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 30
Dec 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 18, 23, 26, 28, 30, 31
Jan 1, 5, 9, 11, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
7pmNov 4
1:30pmNov 7, 14
Dec 2, 5, 8, 12, 19, 23, 26
Jan 2, 6, 16, 20

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Queen Anne
Queen Anne

1702. Princess Anne is soon to become Queen, and her advisors vie for influence over the future monarch. Contending with deceit and blackmail, Anne must decide where her allegiances lie, and whether to sacrifice her closest relationships for the sake of the country.

Natalie Abrahami directs Helen Edmundson’s gripping new play exploring the little known story of a monarch caught between friendship and duty.

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Swan Theatre
7:30pmNov 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28
Dec 3, 4, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 29
Jan 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 18, 23
7pmNov 26
1pmNov 26
1:30pmNov 28
Dec 9, 16, 17, 30
Jan 9, 13, 23

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Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical

Matilda the Musical is the multi-award winning musical inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda the Musical tells the tale of an extraordinary girl who is determined to change her own story, even if it means being a little bit naughty…

Winner of 50 international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences of all ages in both London and on Broadway.

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Cambridge Theatre
7:30pmMar 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
Apr 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30
May 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
June 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27
July 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31
Aug 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29
Sep 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30
Oct 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31
Nov 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
Dec 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19
2:30pmMar 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
Apr 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 16, 18, 22, 25, 29
May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 28, 30
June 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, 30
Aug 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Sep 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
Oct 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 29, 31
Nov 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
Dec 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19
3pmMar 8, 15, 22, 29
Apr 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Sep 6, 13, 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Dec 6, 13, 20
7pmMar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Apr 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
Aug 4, 11, 18, 25
Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
Nov 3, 10, 17, 24
Dec 1, 8, 15

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The Ladykillers
The Ladykillers


The Ladykillers
By Graham Linehan.From the motion picture screenplay by William Rose. And by Special Arrangement with StudioCanal.
A Bear Pit Theatre Company Production

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The Bear Pit Theatre
7:30pmMar 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
2:30pmMar 14

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Jo Caulfield
Jo Caulfield

Everyone has an opinion….unfortunately!
Award-winning comedian Jo Caulfield presents a brand new show for 2015.
“UNINFORMED OPINIONS” is pure stand-up comedy. There are no gimmicks – simply Jo Caulfield and her biting acerbic tongue. This is the show for anyone who has ever wanted to scream: “Please shut up – YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT!”

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The Bear Pit Theatre
7:30pmMar 27

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Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer

Tom Morton-Smith’s new play takes us into the heart of the Manhattan Project, exploring tensions between the scientific advances that will shape our understanding of the fabric of the universe, and the justification of their use during wartime, revealing the personal cost of making history.

Directed by Angus Jackson whose recent credits include King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre and Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Vaudeville Theatre
7:30pmMar 27, 28, 30
Apr 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30
May 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
7pmMar 31
2pmApr 1, 4, 9, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23

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A Mad World My Masters
A Mad World My Masters

Sean Foley's critically acclaimed RSC production of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean 'city comedy' A Mad World My Masters, from the 2013 Swan Theatre season in Stratford-upon-Avon, will be revived for a National Tour and a run at the Barbican, London.

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Barbican Theatre
7:30pmApr 29, 30
May 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
2:30pmApr 30
May 2, 7, 9

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Woman Who Cooked Her Husband
Woman Who Cooked Her Husband


The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband
A Deliciously Dark Comedy by Debbie Isitt
A Bear Pit Theatre Company Production

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The Bear Pit Theatre
7:30pmMay 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
2:30pmMay 9

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Blithe Spirit
Blithe Spirit


Blithe Spirit
A comedy By Noel Coward
A Bear Pit Theatre Company Production

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The Bear Pit Theatre
7:30pmJune 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
2:30pmJune 13

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Relatively Speaking
Relatively Speaking


Relatively Speaking
A Bear Pit Theatre Company Production

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The Bear Pit Theatre
7:30pmOct 30, 31
Nov 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
2:30pmOct 31

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TOURING PRODUCTIONS

The Head That Wears A Crown
The Head That Wears A Crown

 The Head that Wears a Crown is a fantastic celebration of the achievements of children and young people involved in The Learning and Performance Network.

In six regions of the country, over 900 students aged between 6 - 18 years of age will be performing excerpts from three of Shakespeare's greatest history plays - Henry IV Parts I & II and Henry V.  

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Venues across England, UK

5-16 March 2015

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Matilda the Musical
Matilda the Musical

Matilda the Musical is the multi-award winning musical inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda the Musical tells the tale of an extraordinary girl who is determined to change her own story, even if it means being a little bit naughty…

Winner of 50 international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences of all ages across the world.

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Shubert Theatre, New York

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Wolf Hall, Parts one & two
Wolf Hall, Parts one & two

WOLF HALL Parts One & Two is coming to Broadway for a strictly limited engagement! Performed in repertory, Hilary Mantel's exhilarating stories of power and persuasion in Tudor England will transport audiences to the volatile court of King Henry VIII, where words cut like steel and the shadow of the Tower loomed over all.

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Winter Garden Theatre, New York

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EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Talks, Demos and Readings

Blood Guts and Gore
Blood Guts and Gore

A demonstration of how to create fake bruises, cuts and scars. Willing participants will be required!
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
11amMar 30, 31
Apr 7, 9

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Director Talk: Salesman
Director Talk: Salesman

A chance to hear the director of the play in conversation, talking about the decisions they have made bringing the play to the stage.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
5:15pmMar 31

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Director Talk: Merchant
Director Talk: Merchant

A chance to hear the director of the play in conversation, talking about the decisions they have made bringing the play to the stage.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
5:15pmMay 20

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Director Talk: Othello
Director Talk: Othello

A chance to hear the director of the play in conversation, talking about the decisions they have made bringing the play to the stage.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
5:15pmJune 10

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Unwrap: Othello
Unwrap: Othello

Join members of the creative team and acting company as they demonstrate some of the rehearsal processes used to lift theplay from the page to the stage.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
10:15amAug 1

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Unwrap: The Merchant of Venice
Unwrap: The Merchant of Venice

Join members of the creative team and acting company as they demonstrate some of the rehearsal processes used to lift theplay from the page to the stage.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
10:15amAug 8

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Director Talk: Henry V
Director Talk: Henry V

A chance to hear the director of the play in conversation, talking about the decisions they have made bringing the play to the stage.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
5:15pmSep 21

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Unwrap: Henry V
Unwrap: Henry V

Join members of the creative team and acting company as they demonstrate some of therehearsal processes used to lift theplay from the page to the stage.
Suitable for ages 12+

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
10:15amOct 3

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Director Talk: Peter Pan
Director Talk: Peter Pan

A chance to hear the director of the play in conversation, talking about the decisions they have made bringing the play to the stage.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
5:15pmNov 24

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Open Set Changeover: Swan
Open Set Changeover: Swan

Watch the RSC Production Teams turn the set around from one play into another and learn about the process of creating the sets you see.

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Swan Theatre
4:30pmMar 4

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Director Talk: Jew of Malta
Director Talk: Jew of Malta

A chance to hear the director of the play in conversation, talking about the decisions they have made bringing the play to the stage.

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Swan Theatre
5:15pmMar 23

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Director Talk Love
Director Talk Love's Sacrifice

A chance to hear the director of the play in conversation, talking about the decisions they have made bringing the play to the stage.

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Swan Theatre
5:15pmApr 17

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Unwrap: The Jew of Malta
Unwrap: The Jew of Malta

Join members of the creative team and acting company as they demonstrate some of the rehearsal processes used to lift theplay from the page to the stage.

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Swan Theatre
10:15amJune 20

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Unwrap: Volpone
Unwrap: Volpone

Join members of the creative team and acting company as they demonstrate some of the rehearsal processes used to lift theplay from the page to the stage.

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Swan Theatre
10:15amAug 22

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Writer Director Talk:Hecuba
Writer Director Talk:Hecuba

A chance to hear the director of the play in conversation, talking about the decisions they have made bringing the play to the stage.

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Swan Theatre
5:15pmSep 23

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Director Talk:Love for Love
Director Talk:Love for Love

A chance to hear the director of the play in conversation, talking about the decisions they have made bringing the play to the stage.

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Swan Theatre
5:15pmNov 3

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Writer Director Talk: Anne
Writer Director Talk: Anne

A chance to hear the writer and director of the Queen Anne in conversation, talking about the decisions they have made bringing the play to the stage.

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Swan Theatre
5:15pmNov 25

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Evening With Matthew Dunster
Evening With Matthew Dunster

Matthew Dunster, director of Love’s Sacrifice, in conversation with playwright Dennis Kelly about his life, career and work. Matthew will show how he rehearses with RSC actors and the audience will then have an opportunity to ask questions.

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Clapham Rehearsal Rooms
7pmMar 3

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RSC Friends: RSC Costume
RSC Friends: RSC Costume

As announced in our last newsletter we have been able to make a grant of £15,000 to the Costume Department this year. In gratitude for this, we have been offered a very special event which will give us the unique opportunity to glimpse into the world of one of those unsung heroes of the RSC who work in this department.

This event is only onsale to RSC Friends. Please log in to My RSC to buy tickets. Find out more about becoming an RSC Friend
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Clore Learning Centre
11amMar 14

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Director Talk for Students
Director Talk for Students

Hear from either the director or assistant director about the production. Discussing what decisions have been made for the show, the thoughts behind design and casting choices and what it means to stage the play for a modern audience.

Clore Learning Centre
5:30pmMar 25
June 18, 26
July 10

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RSC Summer School
RSC Summer School

Now in its 68th year, this celebrated week-long course offers participants insights into current productions and the theatre-making process with talks by actors and directors.

Suitable for ages 18+

The RSC Summer School runs from Sunday 16 - Friday 21 August 2015.

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The Shakespeare Institute
6pmAug 16

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Post Show Talkback: The Jew of Malta
Post Show Talkback: The Jew of Malta

Stay on after the show for this discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to ask the questions.
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Swan Theatre

Onstage in the theatre auditorium, Tuesday 4 August

Post Show Talkback: Othello
Post Show Talkback: Othello

Stay on after the show for this discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to ask the questions.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Onstage in the theatre auditorium, Tuesday 11 August

Post Show Talkback: The Merchant of Venice
Post Show Talkback: The Merchant of Venice

Stay on after the show for this discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to ask the questions.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Onstage in the theatre auditorium, Wednesday 15 July

Post Show Talkback: Love's Sacrifice
Post Show Talkback: Love's Sacrifice

Stay on after the show for this discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to ask the questions.
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Swan Theatre

Onstage in the theatre auditorium, Monday 8 June

Post Show Talkback: Death of a Salesman
Post Show Talkback: Death of a Salesman

Stay on after the show for this discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to ask the questions.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Onstage in the theatre auditorium, Thursday 30 April

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The Story Garden
The Story Garden

Introduce your family to the stories of Shakespeare in a fun and lively way, where everyone gets involved. Each session tells a different Shakespeare tale. For children aged 4-8 years.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
10amMar 21

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Easter Activities
Easter Activities

Choose from a range of activities and workshops this Easter holiday at the theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Saturday 28 March - Sunday 12 April

Family Trail
Family Trail

A trail for all ages to explore the theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon in an easy to follow route. Answer clues as you through the theatre's history, inspirations and stories.

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Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatre

Available from leaflet racks in the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres.

Play Cart
Play Cart

The Play Cart is full of fun activities for all ages to enjoy whilst visiting the theatre. From colouring to making masks, there's a new adventure to be made every time you come.

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Reading Room, Swan Theatre

Available all day, every day.

Workshops

Family Day: Wendy and Peter
Family Day: Wendy and Peter

An interactive demonstration that uncovers the story and theatre making process in creating Wendy and Peter Pan. Includes opportunites to take part. For ages 8+

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
10:15amJan 9

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Write On! Young Writers Group
Write On! Young Writers Group

A writing group for young people aged 12 to 16 who are interested in creative writing, from poems and plays to stories or songs.
Please note that sessions will take place in the Clore Learning Centre, not the Swan Reading Room as stated on the ticket.

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Swan Reading Room,Swan Theatre
10:30amMar 21

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Stage Fight Club
Stage Fight Club

Over a course of ten weeks, learn to be a swashbuckler, bar brawler, and adventuring hero! An active 2 hour session run by RSC Associate Practitioner and Stage Combat Instructor Tom Jordan.

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Clore Learning Centre
7pmMar 4, 11, 18, 25

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Stage Fighting Workshop
Stage Fighting Workshop

Learn how to pull a punch in this practical stagefighting session which will teach you simple, safe techniques used by actors. Taught by Tom Jordan, RSC Associate Practitioner.
Suitable for ages 10+

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Clore Learning Centre
11amApr 1
2pmApr 1

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Speaking Shakespeare
Speaking Shakespeare

Want to have a go at speaking some of Shakespeare's speeches? Come along to this fun and lively session that will have you quoting Shakespeare like a pro!

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Clore Learning Centre
2pmApr 7

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Voice Skills: 11 - 14 years
Voice Skills: 11 - 14 years

Are you a young performer looking to improve your performance skills? Take part in practical workshops over 3 days exploring how to use your voice, giving you practical skills to take away with you.

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Clore Learning Centre
10:30amApr 8, 9, 10

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Voice Skills: 15 - 18 years
Voice Skills: 15 - 18 years

Are you a young performer looking to improve your performance skills? Take part in practical workshops over 3 days exploring how to use your voice, giving you practicalskills to take away with you.

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Clore Learning Centre
2pmApr 8, 9, 10

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Family Workshop: Merchant
Family Workshop: Merchant

A fun and practical workshop for children, young people and their parents/carers, that looks at Shakespeare's characters, themes and language from The Merchant of Venice.

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Clore Learning Centre
10amMay 23
June 20

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Family Workshop: Othello
Family Workshop: Othello

A fun and practical workshop for children, young people and their parents/carers, that looks at Shakespeare's characters, themes and language from Othello.

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Clore Learning Centre
10amJune 13
July 18

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Play in Two Days
Play in Two Days

A Practical Workshop for 15-18 years.
Create your own version of one of Shakespeare's plays in just two days. Using text, practical theatre skills and games, work with an RSC practitioner and perform at the RSC's open air theatre, The Dell.

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Clore Learning Centre
10amAug 1

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Making Shakespeare Week
Making Shakespeare Week

A series of practical workshops that offer the opportunity to share and develop acting, performance and devising skills with RSC practitioners.

Suitable for ages 18+

Runs from 3th - 7th August 2014. 6 hr sessions each day including lunch break. Meals and accommodation not included.

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Clore Learning Centre
10amAug 3

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Summer Skills: 8 - 11 years
Summer Skills: 8 - 11 years

Join an RSC practitioner each day and learn new theatre skills. Each two hour session provides an introduction to a different skill for making theatre.

£10 per session or book all 5 sessions for £45 (offer not available online).

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Clore Learning Centre
10:30amAug 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

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Summer Skills: 12 - 16 years
Summer Skills: 12 - 16 years

Join an RSC practitioner each day and learn new theatre skills. Each two hour session provides an introduction to a different skill for making theatre.

£10 per session or book all 5 sessions for £45 (offer not available online).

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Clore Learning Centre
2pmAug 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

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Family Workshop: Henry V
Family Workshop: Henry V

A fun and practical workshop for children, young people and their parents/carers, that give an introduction to the play, character, themes and language in a fun and informative way. Suitable for ages 8+

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Clore Learning Centre
10amOct 3, 24

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Voice and Text Masterclass
Voice and Text Masterclass

This course is designed to give participants an immersive experience of the Text and Voice work of the RSC. It explores the kind of process actors undertake as they interpret and own Shakespeare's language. Over the course of the two days participants will explore the language physically and vocally, uncovering the structures, sounds, rhythms and rhetoric of the language that help actors unlock its meaning.

Runs from Friday 16 - Sat 17 October 2015.

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Clore Learning Centre
10amOct 16

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Play in a Day: 9-11 years
Play in a Day: 9-11 years

Create your own version of one of Shakespeare's plays in just one day. Using text, practical theatre skills and games, work with an RSC practitioner for a fun day of Shakespeare.

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Clore Learning Centre
10amOct 26

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Play in a Day: 12-14 years
Play in a Day: 12-14 years

Create your own version of one of Shakespeare's plays in just one day. Using text, practical theatre skills and games, work with an RSC practitioner for a fun day of Shakespeare.

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Clore Learning Centre
10amOct 27

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Play in a Day: 15-18 years
Play in a Day: 15-18 years

Create your own version of one of Shakespeare's plays in just one day. Using text, practical theatre skills and games, work with an RSC practitioner for a fun day of Shakespeare.

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Clore Learning Centre
10amOct 28

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Family Workshop: Peter Pan
Family Workshop: Peter Pan

A fun and practical workshop for children, young people and their parents/carers, that give an introduction to the play, character, themes and language in a fun and informative way. Suitable for ages 8+

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Clore Learning Centre
10amDec 5
Jan 16

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Music

Rufus Wainwright - Solo
Rufus Wainwright - Solo

Internationally acclaimed singer songwriter Rufus Wainwright joins us Live at the RSC as one of a select number of UK dates this Summer.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
7:30pmJuly 12

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Education

Insight Into: Salesman
Insight Into: Salesman

Pre-show sessions in the theatre with members of the acting company and creative teams which explore how text has been brought to life on stage and the range of interpretative choices available to the director and actors. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the production.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
10:15amApr 22, 29

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Salesman Sixth Form Conference
Salesman Sixth Form Conference

For students aged 16+, we currently offer sixth-form and undergraduate conferences and courses which are opportunities to explore Shakespeare's plays and/or theatre-making in more depth.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
10amApr 28

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Insight Into: Othello
Insight Into: Othello

Pre-show sessions in the theatre with members of the acting company and creative teams which explore how text has been brought to life on stage and the range of interpretative choices available to the director and actors. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the production.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
10:15amJuly 2

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Othello Sixth Form Conference
Othello Sixth Form Conference

For students aged 16+, we currently offer sixth-form and undergraduate conferences and courses which are opportunities to explore Shakespeare's plays and/or theatre-making in more depth.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
10amJuly 6

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Insight Into: The Merchant
Insight Into: The Merchant

Pre-show sessions in the theatre with members of the acting company and creative teams which explore how text has been brought to life on stage and the range of interpretative choices available to the director and actors. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the production.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
10:15amJuly 9

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Henry V 6th Form Conference
Henry V 6th Form Conference

For students aged 16+, we currently offer sixth-form and undergraduate conferences and courses which are opportunities to explore Shakespeare's plays and/or theatre-making in more depth.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
10amOct 15

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Insight Into:Wendy & Peter Pan
Insight Into:Wendy & Peter Pan

Pre-show sessions in the theatre with members of the acting company and creative teams which explore how text has been brought to life on stage and the range of interpretative choices available to the director and actors. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the production.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
10:15amJan 7, 13, 14

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Peter Pan Primary Open Day
Peter Pan Primary Open Day

The RSC opens its doors to primary students to unlock the process of creating and staging Wendy & Peter Pan.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
9amJan 21

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Insight Into: Jew of Malta
Insight Into: Jew of Malta

Pre-show sessions in the theatre with members of the acting company and creative teams which explore how text has been brought to life on stage and the range of interpretative choices available to the director and actors. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the production.

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Swan Theatre
10:15amJune 10

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Volpone Sixth Form Conference
Volpone Sixth Form Conference

For students aged 16+, we currently offer sixth-form and undergraduate conferences and courses which are opportunities to explore Shakespeare's plays and/or theatre-making in more depth.

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Swan Theatre
10amSep 10

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Teaching the Histories
Teaching the Histories

Participants will be introduced to accessible ways of exploring Henry V at KS2. The day will also include transferable strategies which encourage a close study of the text through exploring key scenes and speeches.

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Clore Learning Centre
10amOct 9

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Comedy

Hullabaloo Opening Night
Hullabaloo Opening Night

Join us for the huge opening night of Stratford Upon Avon's Comedy Hullabaloo. We present an exciting line-up of fantastic comedy stars. Leading the charge will be the amazing Hal Cruttenden, Zoe Lyons, Jarred Christmas, Kerry Godliman and more big names to be announced.

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The Aurora Spiegeltent
8pmMay 21

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Friday Comedy at the Aurora
Friday Comedy at the Aurora

A fantastic line-up of comedy talent, all in one huge show. Featuring Jason Byrne, Jarred Christmas, James Acaster, Kerry Godliman and Joel Dommett.

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The Aurora Spiegeltent
7:15pmMay 22

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Friday Funnies at the Aurora
Friday Funnies at the Aurora

A fantastic line-up of comedy talent, all in one huge show. Featuring Jason Byrne, Jarred Christmas, Zoe Lyons and Andrew Ryan.

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The Aurora Spiegeltent
9:15pmMay 22

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Al Murray
Al Murray's Stratford Saloon

The Nation’s favourite pub philosopher turns pop-up publican, bringing his unique satirical genius to Stratford upon Avon.

Comedy, variety and music are all on tap in this headline show. The ringmaster of rabble-rousing invites you to his jumped-up tent saloon bar – don’t miss!

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The Aurora Spiegeltent
5pmMay 23

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Saturday Comedy at the Aurora
Saturday Comedy at the Aurora

A fantastic line-up of comedy talent, all in one huge show. Featuring Mark Watson, Danny Bhoy, Sara Pascoe, James Acaster and Justin Moorhouse.

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The Aurora Spiegeltent
7:15pmMay 23

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Saturday Sidesplitters
Saturday Sidesplitters

A fantastic line-up of comedy talent, all in one huge show. Featuring Ardal O'Hanlon, Sara Pascoe, Justin Moorhouse and Tom Allen.

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The Aurora Spiegeltent
9:15pmMay 23

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Robin Ince - Reality Tunnel
Robin Ince - Reality Tunnel

Possibly a show about art, possibly a scream against TV, maybe some science too, nothing is certain, except that Robin will energetically release whatever has been sitting and jiggling about in his mind. Sony Gold award winner, three times Chortle award winner. Time Out outstanding achievement award Host of The Infinite Monkey Cage.

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Romantiek Spiegeltent
3pmMay 24

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Jon Richardson and Friends
Jon Richardson and Friends

The brilliant Jon Richardson jumps straight from the Countdown and 8 Out of Ten Cats hot seat to lead a stellar line up of comics in a mixed bill show. His only appearance at the festival. Tickets will sell fast. Book now!

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The Aurora Spiegeltent
5pmMay 24

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Sunday Spiegel Session
Sunday Spiegel Session

A fantastic line-up of comedy talent, all in one huge show at the magnificent spiegeltent. Featuring Ardal O'Hanlon, Paul Foot, John Robins and Sara Pascoe.

Suitable for ages 16+

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Romantiek Spiegeltent
9pmMay 24

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Tours & Tower Visits

Tower Visit
Tower Visit

Rising 36 metres above the River Avon, the Tower offers an iconic anchor for our theatres while providing fantastic views of Shakespeare's home town.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Available most days. Booking in advance is recommended.

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Behind the Scenes Tours
Behind the Scenes Tours

These guided tours explore both the public and private areas of the theatre. You will learn about origins of the RSC and its theatres in Stratford, as well as exploring a production in more depth to learn about the theatre making process.

We have a wide range of tours available including exclusive packages for groups on selected dates throughout the year. Why not combine your group tour with morning coffee, cream tea or a trip up the tower?
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Available most days. Booking in advance is recommended.

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Front of House Tours
Front of House Tours

Tour the Front of House areas of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and journey from the beginnings of the theatre in 1879 to the modern day. Hear behind the scenes secrets such as how costumes are made and effects are achieved.

We have a wide range of tours available including exclusive packages for groups on selected dates throughout the year. Why not combine your group tour with morning coffee, cream tea or a trip up the tower?
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Available most days. Booking in advance is recommended.

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Touch Tours
Touch Tours

Touch Tours are offered to visually impaired patrons attending an audio described performance on the same day.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
5:15pmMar 3
5pmMar 11, 12

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After Dark Tours
After Dark Tours

Join us on an after dark tour and learn about the grey lady and other RSC spectres on a ghost tour.
After the show, as the theatre transforms from a bustling hive of activity to a quiet and empty building you will be taken on a guided tour through the old parts of the theatre to discover the Shakespearean and real ghosts of the RSC.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
11pmMar 6

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EXHIBITIONS

Susan Stockwell: Sea-Markings
Susan Stockwell: Sea-Markings

Artist Susan Stockwell takes over the Royal Shakespeare Theatre foyers and gallery with a new exhibition inspired by our Summer 2015 season of plays and the world of sixteenth century Venice.
FREE

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PACCAR Room and foyers, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

1 April - 6 September 2015

Bruce Bairnsfather
Bruce Bairnsfather

An exhibition exploring the life and work of the great British cartoonist Captain Bruce Bairnsfather.
FREE

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PACCAR Room, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

10 October 2014 - 15 March 2015

My RSC Gallery
My RSC Gallery

Discover the winning entries of the My RSC Gallery art competition hidden in the walls of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, created by schools, RSC staff, actors and members of the public.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

From 24 Nov 2010