Updated 14 July 2021

We're delighted that the government announcement has confirmed that restrictions will be eased post 19 July. This is welcome news and we look forward to seeing you at our new outdoor Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre.

Of course the pandemic is not over, and as with other theatres we will continue to manage the risk of Covid-19 transmission to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone when visiting the RSC. We will plan to increased capacity over the coming weeks so we can welcome more of our audiences back. We know that our audiences want to return to live performances, and also that there is some nervousness about the full easing of restrictions.

We are abiding by all government guidance and are currently operating at 50% capacity with social distancing throughout the theatre. You must wear a face covering unless seated in the outdoor auditorium or exempt. Hand sanitiser and one way systems help to keep you safe.

From 19 July, we will increase the capacity of the Garden Theatre from 250 to 310 (62% of total capacity). This will allow us to maintain social distancing between different groups or households. We will continue to ask you to wear a face covering at all times unless you are in your seat in the theatre or exempt. One way systems will continue to operate. Further increases in capacity and changes to our current restrictions will be decided in the coming weeks.

We’re planning to re-open the Royal Shakespeare Theatre this autumn with our new musical The Magician’s Elephantand we can’t wait to be back in London with Matilda The Musical, celebrating its tenth year at The Cambridge Theatre, The Mirror and The Light at the Gielgud Theatre and The Comedy of Errors at the Barbican. We hope that we will be operating without social distancing at this time.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Outside of the theatre from Bancroft Gardens with lots of people
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre from the Bancroft Gardens
Photo by Sam Allard © RSC Browse and license our images

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