We create world class theatre, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world.
We perform plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, as well as commissioning a wide range of original work from contemporary writers. We want to make Shakespeare for everyone, by unlocking the power of his plays and live performance, throughout the UK and across the world. We do this 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.
Learn more about how we are planning our future, including our long-term vision, our mission, and how we plan to reflect these in our work.