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About us

We create theatre at its best, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world.

We perform Shakespeare’s plays, as well as works by Shakespeare’s contemporaries and plays by today’s writers. We want as many people as possible to be able to access theatre at its best, so we bring our work to the widest possible audience through:

Made in Stratford-upon-Avon

Our shows begin life in our Stratford workshops and theatres, where we design and build the sets, costumes and props, and rehearse and perform the plays in our three theatres: the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the Swan Theatre and the Studio Theatre at The Other Place.

Everyone in our company, from actors to armourers, musicians to technicians, the people serving your interval drinks to our ushers, play a part in creating the world you see on stage.

Wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work made in Shakespeare’s home town.

Theatre at its best

Help us create theatre at its best, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world for everyone to enjoy. As a charity with £4m to raise every year, the support of our audience is vital.  Please consider making a donation.

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