The 73rd RSC Summer School will take place in Stratford-upon-Avon from 24 - 29 August 2020

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Now in its 73rd year, this week-long course offers insights into current productions and the theatre-making process with talks by actors, directors and academics.

Whether you’re a primary or secondary teacher, student, or just a person who loves theatre, 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, new writing and classic texts. 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 will focus on:

  • Tuesday 25 August - Blindness and Seeing. Based on the books by Jose Saramago, adapted by Tiago Rodrigues
  • Wednesday 26 August - Pericles
  • Thursday 27 August - Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen
  • Friday 28 August - The Comedy of Errors

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

Ideal for

Teachers, students and members of the general public


The Other Place and The Shakespeare Institute


24 - 29 August 2020


£190 RSC Patrons, Members and Education Members, £195 non-Members, plus cost of performance tickets

How to book

To book tickets, either call the RSC Box Office on 01789 331111, or book online:

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If you are booking on behalf of other delegates, please ensure you provide the box office with the names and contact details of the other people in your party, as well as any access requirements. 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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