Open Set Changeover

See how our sets change from one play to another in just a few hours as our technical teams transform the stage for the next play.

A member of RSC staff describes the process of changing one set to another on-stage.
Photo by David Woodings © RSC – Image Licensing

A chance to see our technical teams transform one play's set to another in approximately 1 hour 30 minutes - 2 hours

As you watch the transformation take place, your host will tell you more about how the set, stage and lighting changes for each production.

Tickets cost £5.


The audience will watch the changeovers from the Circle or Gallery 1 levels for health and safety reasons. Due to reduced access for wheelchair users in these levels, sight-lines may be restricted in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre; whilst the Swan Theatre Open Set Changeovers will not be accessible for wheelchair users. 

Booking Tickets

You can book tickets online below or by phoning the RSC Ticket Hotline on 01789 403493

Please note the duration of this event may vary depending on the nature of the changeover
Tue 2 Aug 2016
Royal Shakespeare Theatre,
Thu 11 Aug 2016
Royal Shakespeare Theatre,

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