Updated 28 July 2021

riverside cafe closure

We are very sorry that due to members of staff being required to self-isolate we have had to close the Riverside Cafe until an expected reopening date of Tuesday 3 August. Our priority is the safety of our visitors and the RSC team. We have strict Covid-19 protocols in place to make sure we keep everybody safe and can continue our service. On this occasion, we sadly have to close the Riverside Cafe to adhere to those guidelines. We thank people for their continued patience and support and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Rooftop Restaurant closure

We are very sorry that due to members of staff being required to self-isolate we have had to close the Rooftop Restaurant until an expected date of 3 August. Our priority is the safety of our visitors and the RSC team. We have strict Covid-19 protocols in place to make sure we keep everybody safe and can continue our service. On this occasion, we sadly have to close to adhere to those guidelines. We will continue with our interval drinks service for Garden Theatre ticket holders.

If you've booked a table in our restaurant during this period, we will contact you within the next few days. We ask that you don't contact the Rooftop Restaurant directly. Thank you for your continued patience and support, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Our theatres

We're delighted that we have been able to open our new outdoor Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre. Of course the pandemic is not over, and as with other theatres we continue to manage the risk of Covid-19 transmission to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone when visiting the RSC. We are planning 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 62% 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. 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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