Open Set Changeovers


A chance to see our technical teams transform one play's set to another in approximately 1hr 30mins  - 2hrs

As you watch the transformation take place, your host will tell you more about how the set, stage and lighting changes for each production.

Tickets cost £5.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Othello to The Merchant of Venice

Thursday 2 July at 4.30pm
The Merchant of Venice to Othello
Thursday 9 July at 4pm
The Merchant of Venice to Othello
Thursday 16 July at 9am
The Merchant of Venice to Othello
Thursday 23 July at 2pm
The Merchant of Venice to Othello
Tuesday 4 Aug  2pm
Othello to The Merchant of Venice
Thursday 13 August at 9am

Swan Theatre
The Jew of Malta to Volpone
Thursday 30 July at 2pm 
Volpone to The Jew of Malta
Wednesday 19 August at 4pm
Volpone to The Jew of Malta 
Friday 28 August at 2pm

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Booking tickets
To book, please select the relevant booking link above, or call the RSC Ticket Hotline on 0844 800 1114. You could combine your visit with a Behind the Scenes Tour or a Front of House Tour.

Wheelchair access
The audience will watch the changeovers from the Circle or Gallery 1 levels for health and safety reasons. Due to reduced access for wheelchair users in these levels, sightlines may be restricted in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre; whilst the Swan Theatre Open Set Changeovers will not be accessible for wheelchair users. 

Photo by Manuel Harlan © RSC

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