Our work begins life at our Stratford-upon-Avon workshops and we share it with audiences around the world through our touring, residencies, live broadcasts and online activity.

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Key facts

  • As well as Shakespeare, we perform the work of Shakespeare's contemporaries and today's writers

  • Over 1 million visitors come to see us at our Stratford-upon-Avon theatres each year

  • We are the only theatre company with our own on-site armoury, producing breastplates, gauntlets, belts and weaponry

  • We have worked with 7,200 amateur performers and ten partner theatres on our Open Stages project, championing amateur theatre nationwide

  • Each year we reach 530,000 children and young people through our Education work, transforming experiences of Shakespeare in the classroom, on performance and online

  • Matilda The Musical took us seven years to develop and now performs to packed theatres in the West End, on Broadway, across the UK, USA and Australia

  • We are a registered charity (number 212481) and we generate 75% of our own income, alongside public investment from Arts Council England

  • Public funding for the arts makes up just 0.05% of Government spending and delivers an extraordinary return, supporting the performances you see on stages all over the country

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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