Performance database

List of original performers of Shakespeare's plays, from the First Folio, 1623.

This is a database of RSC production information and is free to browse online. You can find information by looking for almost any combination of play title, production, year, theatre, artistic role and name. The search results are linked to performance records giving production details including full cast lists.

The Performance Database is available from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust website. Detail in it has been gathered from our official archive held at the Shakespeare Centre. It includes information about plays, productions and the creative and performing artists who have been involved with the RSC and its predecessors in Stratford-upon-Avon from 1879 to the present.  Added information on records before October 1993 includes available reviews but these are not yet online.

A linked database gives information on other theatre and production material held at the Library and Archive that is accessible to visitors. This covers production records, video footage, still photography and much more.

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