Collections

Detail of Titania costume designed by Maria Bjornson for Juliet Stevenson.

Our historic collections include costumes spanning the history of the theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, paintings dating from the 18th and 21st Centuries, designs, prints and drawings, sculptures, theatrical props, accessories and memorabilia.

Most items are kept in museum storage, and put on display when required for exhibitions.

Find out more about the RSC collections.

The library from the original Shakespeare Memorial Theatre and a huge archive of photographs and documents from our productions and RSC history between 1875 and the present day are now held by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and is available for research.

To find out more about ongoing activity around the collections follow the Finding Shakespeare blog.

 

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