Many of us are missing theatre and live performances as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, but we can still share the joy of theatre and Shakespeare with each other.

We're keeping page updated with all the ways you can enjoy our shows, features and other work even while the theatres are closed. 


Keep Your RSC

The RSC is a charity and our mission is to transform lives through amazing experiences of Shakespeare and great theatre. If you can, please consider supporting us by making a donation and Keep Your RSC.



Talking Shakespeare

Join RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and special guests as they talk about Shakespeare - an exclusive series of online, live events for RSC Subscribers, Members and Patrons. With our theatres sadly closed, Gregory has invited some very special guests to join him to talk about Shakespeare, their memories of the RSC and more.

Sonnets in Solitude

With theatres closed and all live performances of Shakespeare's plays suspended, we turn to the playwright's poetry. Our actors in lockdown are performing 90 of his sonnets, which we are publishing on YouTube throughout the spring and summer. 


Sign up for free trials on streaming services Marquee TV and Britbox

Marquee TV has 24 of our shows available, including our most recent The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It and Measure For Measure.

Britbox has 26 titles available now, including King Lear with Antony Sher and Macbeth with Christopher Eccleston.

Explore our learning resources

Dive into the Shakespeare Learning Zone, go behind the scenes and see how actors approach the plays with our Live Lessons and watch videos exploring key moments and relationships from Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Shakespeare Unlocked.

Share Your Shakespeare

Perform a speech, paint a picture or bake a cake – join the largest ever celebration of Shakespeare by audiences in our history. Share your Shakespeare and see how other people have shared theirs.

Keep busy with family activities

Activities for children from ages 2, 4, 6, 8 and above, from warming up your body to telling a story and making a bear for The Winter's Tale. Free activity sheets, films and crafts inspired by Shakespeare.


Subscribe to our YouTube channel to explore our huge range of videos, including scenes from our shows, interviews with actors and creatives, and behind-the-scenes insights into how our productions make it to the stage.

Discover Shakespeare

Find out more about the life and times of William Shakespeare himself, and delve into our past productions of his plays with plot synopses, photos and video.