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Talks, Demos and Readings

Writer Director Talk: Truce
Writer Director Talk: Truce

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
5:15pmDec 8

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Unwrap: The Christmas Truce
Unwrap: The Christmas Truce

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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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
10:15amJan 10

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Unwrap: Love
Unwrap: Love's Labour's Lost

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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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
10:15amJan 17

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Unwrap: Love
Unwrap: Love's Labour's Won

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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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
10:15amJan 31

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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: Shoemaker
Director Talk: Shoemaker's

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
5:15pmDec 17

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Writer Director Talk:Op heimer
Writer Director Talk:Op heimer

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
5:15pmJan 21

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Oppenheimer and the bomb
Oppenheimer and the bomb

In this panel discussion, Oppenheimer's work – as well as the challenge of putting the drama on stage – are explored by the playwright, director Angus Jackson, physicist Frank Close and the former literary editor of The Times, Erica Wagner.

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Swan Theatre
10:15amJan 24

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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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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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Director Talks: Henry IV
Director Talks: Henry IV

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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Barbican Theatre
11:15amDec 4

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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 Witch of Edmonton
Post Show Talkback: The Witch of Edmonton

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

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Swan Theatre

Onstage in the theatre auditorium, 27 November

Post Show Talkback: The Christmas Truce
Post Show Talkback: The Christmas Truce

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

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Onstage in the theatre auditorium, 5 January

Family Friendly

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
10amDec 13
Jan 24
Feb 21
Mar 21

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Free DJ Performance
Free DJ Performance

Enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon in the Swan Bar. Journey down musical memory lane, via a mix of genres from forgotten vinyl delights to digital downloads.

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Swan Bar, Swan Theatre

12-4pm, Sunday 30 November

Free Christmas Performances
Free Christmas Performances

Enjoy a mulled cider and mince pie from the Swan Bar as you watch free festive performances on our special Christmas Stage.

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Scott Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

12pm - 4pm, Sunday 14 December

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

Drawing Workshop
Drawing Workshop

Let your imagination come to life in this cartoon drawing workshop for all ages inspired by our Captain Bruce Bairnsfather exhibition.  

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
10:30amDec 13
Jan 10, 24

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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.

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Swan Reading Room,Swan Theatre
10:30amDec 6
Jan 17
Feb 14
Mar 21
Apr 18
May 16
June 13

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Family Workshops
Family Workshops

A fun and practical workshop for children, young people and their parents/carers, that looks at Shakespeare's characters, themes and language. Suitable for ages 8+

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Clore Learning Centre
10amDec 6

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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
7pmNov 26
Dec 3, 10

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Play in a Day: 8 - 10 Years
Play in a Day: 8 - 10 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
10amFeb 16

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Play in a Day: 11 - 14 Years
Play in a Day: 11 - 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
10amFeb 17

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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
10amFeb 18

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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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Education Workshops 1516
Clore Learning Centre

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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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Education

Insight Into: Truce
Insight Into: Truce

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
10:15amDec 11

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Insight Into: Love
Insight Into: Love's Lost

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 22

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Insight Into: Love
Insight Into: Love's Won

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
10:15amFeb 26

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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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Insight Into: Edmonton
Insight Into: Edmonton

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
10:15amNov 26

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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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Student Study Days
Student Study Days

These specially created days will enable students to explore in detail the work of the RSC and the way in which actors, Directors, and Writers unlock text from the intial concept to the final stage productions.

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Clore Learning Centre
10amFeb 5

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Masterclasses for Teachers
Masterclasses for Teachers

Specially created days will enable teachers to explore in detail the work of the RSC and the way in which actors, Directors, and Writers unlock text from the intial concept to the final stage productions.

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Clore Learning Centre
10amJan 23, 30

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Comedy

Nina Conti: Live at the RSC
Nina Conti: Live at the RSC

With Russell Kane & Kerry Godliman

Nina Conti is a groundbreaking ventriloquist, BAFTA nominated filmmaker and British Comedy Award winner. Star of BBC’s Live at the Apollo, QI, Russell Howard's Good News, the Rob Brydon Show and HBO’s Family Tree, she is working on a new show; her most ambitious improvised show to date.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
7:30pmJan 25

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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
11amJan 24
July 25
Aug 22
11:15amFeb 7
May 23
June 13
Sep 5
5:15pmNov 27
Feb 16, 27
Mar 3
June 17, 27
Aug 14
5pmJan 10, 13
Mar 11, 12
Apr 24
July 10, 29

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Tours Refreshments Package
Swan Reading Room,Swan Theatre

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Free Activities, No Ticket Required

Free DJ Performance
Free DJ Performance

Enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon in the Swan Bar. Journey down musical memory lane, via a mix of genres from forgotten vinyl delights to digital downloads.

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Swan Bar, Swan Theatre

12-4pm, Sunday 30 November

Post Show Talkback: The Witch of Edmonton
Post Show Talkback: The Witch of Edmonton

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

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Swan Theatre

Onstage in the theatre auditorium, 27 November

Post Show Talkback: The Christmas Truce
Post Show Talkback: The Christmas Truce

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

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Onstage in the theatre auditorium, 5 January

Free Christmas Performances
Free Christmas Performances

Enjoy a mulled cider and mince pie from the Swan Bar as you watch free festive performances on our special Christmas Stage.

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Scott Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

12pm - 4pm, Sunday 14 December

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.

EXHIBITIONS

Is This A Dagger?
Is This A Dagger?

Our exhibition Is This A Dagger?, an exploration of the RSC Props Department, will be on display in the Barbican mezzanine foyer during the run of Henry IV Parts I & II.
FREE

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Mezzanine Foyer, Barbican Centre

29 November 2014 - 24 January 2015

Infinite Variety
Infinite Variety

A photographic exhibition celebrating the beauty of the ageing female face, curated by actor and RSC Associate Artist Harriet Walter.
FREE

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Ferguson Room, Swan Theatre

7 September 2014 - 4 January 2015

Susan Stockwell
Susan Stockwell

Highly respected British artist Susan Stockwell will create a brand new exhibition for the 2015 summer season.
FREE

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PACCAR Room, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

From April 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

Carnival Creations
Carnival Creations

Enjoy a colourful larger than life display of carnival creations inspired by Shakespeare. Created by four community groups in Stratford-upon-Avon and artist Georgia Jacob for Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations Parade. FREE 

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Colonnade, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

From 1 May 2014

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