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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
7:30pmAug 3, 4, 11, 19, 20, 28, 29
Sep 3, 4, 7, 8
1:30pmAug 12, 29

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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
7:30pmAug 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
1:30pmAug 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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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
7:15pmAug 3, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 29, 31
Sep 1, 2
1:15pmAug 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
7:15pmAug 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28
7pmAug 26
1:15pmAug 6, 15, 20
1pmAug 25

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Open Stages National Showcase
Open Stages National Showcase

As a celebration of both Shakespeare and amateur theatre, a selection of amateur companies from across the UK will be performing extracts of their Shakespeare productions, which they have produced as part of the RSC's Open Stages project.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
7:30pmAug 9

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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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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
7pmAug 4, 11, 18, 25
Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
Nov 3, 10, 17, 24
Dec 1, 8, 15
Jan 5, 12, 19, 26
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Apr 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24
7:30pmAug 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, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30
Jan 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
Feb 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27
Mar 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
Apr 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
May 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
3pmAug 9, 16, 23, 30
Sep 6, 13, 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Dec 6, 13, 20, 27
Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
Mar 6, 13, 20, 27
Apr 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
2:30pmAug 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, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
Jan 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Feb 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 27
Mar 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
Apr 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
May 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28

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April in Paris
April in Paris

Al and Bet’s relationship is on the rocks. He has recently lost his job, she works in a shoe shop and can only dream of a better life, but things are about to change.

A Bear Pit Theatre Company Production

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The Bear Pit Theatre
7:30pmSep 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
Oct 1, 2, 3
2:30pmSep 26

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Relatively Speaking
Relatively Speaking

Beautifully crafted, wonderfully funny and charmingly English, Relatively Speaking was Alan Ayckbourn’s first great West End success and turned him into a household name. When the show opened at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 1967, the critics hailed the arrival of a great new comic talent.

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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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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Barbican Theatre
7:15pmNov 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30
Dec 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 18, 19, 23, 30
1:30pmNov 12, 14, 19, 21, 28
Dec 5, 19
7pmNov 11

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Brief Encounter
Brief Encounter

This Bear Pit Theatre production marks the 70th anniversary of David Lean’s iconic 1945 movie, Brief Encounter, written by Noel Coward and was based on one of his one-act plays, Still Life, written a decade earlier.

This new production has been adapated by Kneehigh Theatre's, Emma Rice.

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The Bear Pit Theatre
7:30pmDec 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
2:30pmDec 5

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Henry IV Part I
Henry IV Part I

RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher returns to the Company to play the infamous comic knight Falstaff in Shakespeare's thrilling and comic vision of a nation in turmoil.

In Part I, Henry prepares for the onset of war with Prince Hal and Falstaff thrust into the brutality of the battlefield.

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Barbican Theatre
7:15pmDec 12, 16, 21, 28
1:30pmDec 17, 22, 29

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Henry IV Part II
Henry IV Part II

King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface.

Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare's heart breaking conclusion to this epic pair of plays.

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Barbican Theatre
7:15pmDec 14, 15, 17, 22, 29

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Richard II
Richard II

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant as Richard II. Richard II is the first production in a new cycle of Shakespeare’s History Plays, directed by Gregory, that will be performed over the coming seasons. David is joined in the company by Oliver Ford Davies, both of whom appeared in the acclaimed 2008 Hamlet.

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Barbican Theatre
7:15pmJan 7, 8, 9
1:30pmJan 9
2pmJan 10

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King and Country: Cycle A
King and Country: Cycle A

Our residency at the Barbican culminates in January 2016 with a major theatrical event to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death: KING AND COUNTRY: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings - a complete 4-play season cycle of all four productions in repertoire.

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Barbican Theatre
7:15pmJan 12

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King and Country: Cycle B
King and Country: Cycle B

Our residency at the Barbican culminates in January 2016 with a major theatrical event to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death: KING AND COUNTRY: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings - a complete 4-play season cycle of all four productions in repertoire.

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Barbican Theatre
7:15pmJan 15

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King and Country: Cycle C
King and Country: Cycle C

Our residency at the Barbican culminates in January 2016 with a major theatrical event to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death: KING AND COUNTRY: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings - a complete 4-play season cycle of all four productions in repertoire.

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Barbican Theatre
7:15pmJan 19

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King and Country: Cycle D
King and Country: Cycle D

Our residency at the Barbican culminates in January 2016 with a major theatrical event to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death: KING AND COUNTRY: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings - a complete 4-play season cycle of all four productions in repertoire.

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Barbican Theatre
7:15pmJan 22

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TOURING PRODUCTIONS

A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation
A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation

In 2016, the RSC and amateur companies around the UK take you on a very special Midsummer adventure with a unique production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The nation's favourite Shakespeare play is performed as never before; magically intertwining professional and amateur actors, deep in an enchanted wood on Midsummer's night.

During its tour of the UK, catch the show in Stratford-upon-Avon and on tour around the UK where regional amateur groups will perform with the RSC.

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On tour to venues across the UK,  

17 February - 16 July 2016

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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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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
11amAug 5, 12, 19, 26

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Open Set Changeover: RST
Open Set Changeover: RST

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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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
2pmAug 4
9amAug 13

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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
4pmAug 19
2pmAug 28

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Othello: A racist play?
Othello: A racist play?

A panel discussion around the themes raised in the summer season.

Speakers include: Hugh Quarshie, Lucian Msamati, historian Onyeka and academic Celia R. Caputi.

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Swan Theatre
11amAug 9

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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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Anti-Semitic plays?
Anti-Semitic plays?

A panel discussion around the themes raised in the summer season.

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Swan Theatre
11amAug 30

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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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RSC Friends: Henry Goodman
RSC Friends: Henry Goodman

When Henry Goodman was playing Richard III back in 2003, he was a very interesting guest at one of our events. We are especially glad that he has accepted our invitation to make a return visit whilst he is appearing in the title role of Volpone at the Swan Theatre this summer.

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Holy Trinity Parish Centre
4pmAug 7

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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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RSC Friends: Carlyle
RSC Friends: Carlyle's House

A visit to Carlyle's house,the home of celebrity Victorian couple Thomas and Jane Carlyle which was visited by their distinguished friends including Dickens, Ruskin, Gaskell, the Brownings and many others.

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RSC Friends Events
11:15amOct 3

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Unwrap:Henry V at the Barbican
Unwrap:Henry V at the Barbican

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.
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Barbican Theatre
10:30amNov 21

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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

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Family Workshop
Family Workshop

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

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Clore Learning Centre
2pmAug 5, 19, 26

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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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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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Stratford-on-Sea
Stratford-on-Sea

Throughout the summer holidays, relax on our Bancroft Terrace and enjoy the summer weather with our fun seaside-themed activities for all the family.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Saturday 18 July - Sunday 6 September

Summer Family Activities
Summer Family Activities

Lots of things for families to get enjoy during the summer holiday at our home in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Saturday 18 July - Sunday 6 September

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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Riverside Cafe, Royal Shakespeare 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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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
2pmAug 5, 19, 26
11amAug 19

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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
11amAug 4, 5

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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
7pmAug 12, 19, 26
Sep 2, 9, 23, 30
Oct 7, 14, 21
Nov 4, 11, 18, 25
Dec 2

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Write On! Young Writers
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.

The sessions will be led by professional writer Sue Brown.
Please note that sessions will take place in the Clore Learning Centre.

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Clore Learning Centre
10:30amSep 12
Oct 24
Nov 21
Dec 19
Jan 16
Feb 13
Mar 12

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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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Family Workshop
Family Workshop

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

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Clore Learning Centre
2pmAug 5, 19, 26

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Spoken Word Workshop
Spoken Word Workshop

Join our performers to learn how to write spoken word poetry on the theme of boundaries, with the chance to perform on the Bancroft Terrace Outdoor Stage later on. Delivered by Luci and Sipho of Beatfreaks.

Clore Learning Centre
4pmAug 8

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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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Stage Combat Weekend
Stage Combat Weekend

A 3 day intensive course (unarmed module) with RSC Associate Practitioner Tom Jordan including an Academy of Performance Combat (APC) examination.

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Clore Learning Centre
10amAug 21

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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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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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Education

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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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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RSC Summer School:18 to 25
RSC Summer School:18 to 25

Dive head first into the RSC this summer with our immersive ensemble experience. Spend 5 days in Stratford-upon-Avon, using All’s Well That Ends Well and Hamlet as a starting point to explore the rehearsal process and really get under the skin of an ensemble company. Led by artists and creative teams from the RSC and featuring sessions on text, voice, movement and more, this practical, intensive course is perfect for English or Drama students aged 18 - 25, or anyone looking to pursue a career in performance.

Running from Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 August 2015

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Clore Learning Centre
9amAug 24

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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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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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Peter Pan Writing Workshop
Peter Pan Writing Workshop

Join the writer of Wendy & Peter Pan, Ella Hickson, and unlock the secrets behind how writers adapt existing work for a new audience.

This workshops will give students an insight into structuring basic stories for the stage and look at how we use a script to bring characters to life.

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Clore Learning Centre
2pmNov 24
10amNov 25

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Exploring the Histories
Exploring the Histories

Join RSC Education Pracititioners and experts from the Museum of London for firstly an active workshop exploring Henry V,then exploring original tudor artifacts from the museum's collection in a hands on workshop to discover what life was like in Shakespeare's London and finishing with a tour of the medieval gallery.

Museum of London
12pmNov 26
Dec 3

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Comedy

Mumbo Jumbo by Sean Hughes
Mumbo Jumbo by Sean Hughes

Multi award winning comedian Sean Hughes is back with a new show called Mumbo Jumbo. Sean talks about slipping into middle age and keeping on the right side of sanity.

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The Bear Pit Theatre
7:30pmSep 19

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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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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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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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Family Tours
Family Tours

Aimed at our younger visitors, these tours explore our plays, the theatre making process, Shakespeare and why we have theatre today. The guides will share some behind the scenes secrets, such as how costumes are made and effects achieved. There is also the chance to handle some of our props and try on a costume.
Family tours last for approximately one hour and are suitable for children aged 6 to 11.

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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
11amAug 22
Oct 24
Jan 30
5:15pmAug 14
Oct 10
Jan 8, 15, 23
11:15amSep 5
Oct 17
Dec 19
12pmJan 10

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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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11pmAug 8, 15, 28

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Open Air Tours
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The Story Garden

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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Clore Learning Centre
11amAug 5, 19, 26

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Visiting Companies

Mumbo Jumbo by Sean Hughes
Mumbo Jumbo by Sean Hughes

Multi award winning comedian Sean Hughes is back with a new show called Mumbo Jumbo. Sean talks about slipping into middle age and keeping on the right side of sanity.

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The Bear Pit Theatre
7:30pmSep 19

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The Dell - Free Theatre

Henry V, The King's Troupe
Henry V, The King's Troupe

For the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt the King's Troupe will offer an unusual and exciting glimpse of this period of history as Shakespeare saw it.  With English archers and flamboyant armour-clad French knights, live music and a chorus that has to be seen to be believed. 

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sat 8 August, Free performance at 12 noon and 3pm. Running time: 1 hr 15 mins

Romeo and Juliet, Oxford University Dramatic Society
Romeo and Juliet, Oxford University Dramatic Society

Violence reigns, and only through violence can order be regained. Gay marriage is legal for now, but as the country sleepwalks into right-wing dystopia, there's no guarantee it will stay that way. One night, Romeo and Juliet, women from two warring households, fall in love and in lust. They arrange to get married immediately.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 9 August. Free performance at 12 noon and 3pm. Running time: 2 hours

Seven Ages or What You Will, by Shakespeare Live
Seven Ages or What You Will, by Shakespeare Live

Shakespeare meets Dickens's A Christmas Carol as the inebriated Christopher Sly from The Taming of the Shrew encounters the mysterious Will. Taken on a journey through the seven ages of man, Will shows Sly the options he has for the future, good and bad.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Saturday 15 August. Free performances at 12 noon and 3.15pm. Running time: 1 hr 30 mins

Macbeth, Athenaeum Limelight Players
Macbeth, Athenaeum Limelight Players

Set after a war with England where three vampiric sirens led by Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft, move through the action, influencing all the other players. Macbeth is a middle-aged General with a beautiful young 'trophy wife' whose slow descent into madness is the result of losing a child, the grief for which she transfers into a vaulting ambition for herself and Macbeth.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 16 August. Free performances at 12 noon and 3pm. Running time: 1 hr 30 mins

Macbeth, Heaton Manor Theatre Project
Macbeth, Heaton Manor Theatre Project

This fast-paced but traditional production packs all the drama, pathos and trees of Shakespeare's most exciting tragedy into an hour. Expect battles, live music, tears and paranormal activity from a committed company of under 18s.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Saturday 22 August. Free performances at 12.45am and 3pm each day. Running time: 1 hour

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Arclight Drama Studio Dublin
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Arclight Drama Studio Dublin

Shakespeare's popular comedy performed with music, song, dance and an Irish twist. It's about the world's most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 23 August. Free performances at 12 noon and 3pm. Running time: 1 hr 15 mins

As You Like It, BMH Productions
As You Like It, BMH Productions

The award winning BMH Productions put political fallout at the centre of one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. Where do people's loyalties lie when the limits are pushed? With live song, dance and plenty of merriment!

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sat 29 - Sun 30 August. Free performances at 12 noon (Sat 29) and 3pm (Sun 30). Running time: 1 hour

Twelfth Night, Combat Veteran Players
Twelfth Night, Combat Veteran Players

An award-winning Shakespearean theatre company comprised entirely of ex-Service members who have been living with and overcoming mental or physical injury. The CVP return to The Dell with an edited version of Twelfth Night, created as part of the RSC Open Stages programme.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sat 29 - Sun 30 August. Free performances at 3pm (Sat 29) and 12 noon (Sun 30). Running time: 1 hour 30 mins

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

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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