Ever wondered who pays for the plays? We're thrilled to receive so much support, and always seeking out new opportunities for finance and funding.

We're a registered charity (number 212481) that relies on a mix of income to fund our artistic programme and help us reach the widest possible audience.

In the last financial year (2016/17) our annual income was £69.1m.

Public investment from Arts Council England grants totaled £15.4m, which made up 22% of total funding. The remaining amount we generated ourselves, including box office income (£34m) and commercial trading activity and joint ventures such as retail and catering. 

We also raised £5.1m through corporate sponsorship and charitable donations from private individualstrusts and foundations.

There's more detailed information about our annual accounts in our Annual Review, but this is our how income and expenditure works:

Diagram showing the RSC's 2016 -2017  income and expenditure

 

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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