Now in its 70th year, this celebrated week-long course offers participants insights into current productions and the theatre-making process with talks by actors and directors.

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August 2017 is a very special year for the RSC Summer School, as we celebrate 70 years of this much-loved annual event that combines lectures and discussions with leading academics alongside the actors and creative artists involved in staging the shows.

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.

The RSC Summer School is delivered in collaboration with The Shakespeare Institute and takes place at The Shakespeare Institute and the RSC’s TOP in Stratford-upon-Avon from Sunday 13 to Friday 18 August 2017.  We'll publish the full schedule as soon as it's available.

The cost for a full week of lectures, seminars and discussions is £180 for RSC Members and £190 for non-Members, plus the cost of performance tickets.

Summer School tickets for the evening performances of Julius Caesar (Monday 14 August), Salome (Tuesday 15 August) Antony & Cleopatra (Wednesday 16 August) and Titus Andronicus (Thursday 17 August) are available to purchase separately via the RSC website or by calling the RSC Box Office.

Ideal for

The course is open to all adults aged 18+ and is ideal for teachers.


The Shakespeare Institute and The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon


Sunday 13 - Friday 18 August 2017




£180 RSC Members, £190 non-Members, plus cost of performance tickets.

How to book

Call the Box Office on 01789 403493.

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