The 72nd RSC Summer School will take place in Stratford-upon-Avon from 4 - 9 August 2019

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Now in its 72nd year, this week-long course offers participants insights into current productions and the theatre-making process with talks by actors and directors.

Whether you’re a primary or secondary teacher, or a member of the general public, this week long course provides the perfect opportunity for you to immerse yourself in theatre and develop your knowledge and understanding of Shakespeare’s plays. At the same time you will gain insights into the creative processes that underpin our productions, as well as into the RSC as a company.

This year's programme includes

  • Historian and film maker Michael Wood discussing key facts and new discoveries about Shakespeare's life
  • Director Justin Audibert on the decisions for and consequences of setting the current production of The Taming of The Shrew within a matriarchy 
  • A Shakespeare masterclass with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran
  • Sessions with RSC actors including Alexandra Gilbreath, Caroline Quentin, Rufus Hound, Jonathan Slinger, Sophie Stanton and Amanda Harris
  • A round-up of the current RSC season with RSC Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman and theatre critics Michael Billington and Fiona Mountford

The RSC Summer School is delivered in collaboration with The Shakespeare Institute and takes place in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Ideal for

Teachers or members of the general public


The Other Place and The Shakespeare Institute


4 - 9 August 2019


£185 RSC Members, £195 non-Members, plus cost of performance tickets

How to book

Book online or call the RSC Ticket Hotline on 01789 403493. Artists Circle and Gold Patrons will be able to book from 24 September, Silver Patrons from 25 September, Bronze Patrons from 27 September, RSC Members and Friends from 1 October and Subscribers from 15 October. Public booking opens on 22 October.

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If you are booking on behalf of other delegates, please can you ensure participant information forms are returned for everyone in your group. This will ensure we can keep all delegates informed about developments relating to the School, in particular the confirmation of the full programme which we anticipate taking place in July 2019. 

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