Even in lockdown, we can still find ways to share the joy of theatre and Shakespeare with each other.

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

Watch our shows online

Sign up for free trials on streaming services BroadwayHDMarquee TV and BritBox to see full videos of some of our productions, including 2019's As You Like It, Antony Sher in 2016's King Lear, and Polly Findlay's haunting Macbeth, with Christopher Eccleston.

Talking Shakespeare

Join RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and special guests as they talk about Shakespeare in an exclusive series of online, live events for RSC Subscribers, Members and Patrons. Guests for March are former Artistic Directors Adrian Noble, Trevor Nunn and Michael Boyd.

Learn from home

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.

Sonnets in Solitude

With theatres closed and all live performances of Shakespeare's plays suspended, we turn to the playwright's poetry. We've got some of our actors to record his greatest sonnets during lockdown, with the videos published onto our YouTube page.

Keep busy with family activities

Take a look at our 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.

Explore the RSC on Youtube

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.

Plus, you can listen to Artistic Director Gregory Doran on BBC Radio 4 as he talks about how the plague affected Shakespeare's life and writing.


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.