Unwrap: An onstage demonstration

Join our actors and members of the creative team as they unwrap our plays and demonstrate some of the skills that go into making them.

Scott Handy demonstrates rehearsal techniques on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage.
Photo by DJ Bevan © RSC – Image Licensing

Our Unwrapped demonstrations offer a peek into the rehearsal room, with the Assistant Director and members of the cast, often our understudies, looking at one or two particular moments from the play. They give an insight into how a scene is taken off the page and onto the stage, with the actors and Assistant Director showing the type of exercises and discussion that took place during rehearsals.

Suitable for ages 12 years up

Tickets cost £5

Booking tickets

The full list of Unwrapped demonstrations are listed below with links to buy tickets online.  Alternatively you can call the RSC Ticket Hotline on 01789 403493.

To buy tickets for Unwrap: Henry V, please call the Barbican Box Office on 020 7638 8894.

Unwrapped: Hamlet

Unwrapped: Hamlet

30 July 2016

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Join the Assistant Director for the production and members of the acting company as they demonstrate some of the skills that go into making the production. Suitable for ages 12 years up.

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Unwrapped: Cymbeline

Unwrapped: Cymbeline

6 August 2016

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Join the Assistant Director for the production and members of the acting company as they demonstrate some of the skills that go into making the production. Suitable for ages 12 years up.

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Unwrapped: King Lear

Unwrapped: King Lear

24 September 2016

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Our Unwrapped demonstrations offer a peek into the rehearsal room, with the Assistant Director and members of the cast, often our understudies, looking at one or two particular moments from the play. They give an insight into how a scene is taken off the page and onto the stage, with the actors and Assistant Director showing the type of exercises and discussion that took place during rehearsals.

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Unwrapped: The Tempest

Unwrapped: The Tempest

14 January 2017

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Join the Assistant Director for the production and members of the acting company as they demonstrate some of the skills that go into making the production. Suitable for ages 12 years up.

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Unwrapped: The Two Noble Kinsmen

Unwrapped: The Two Noble Kinsmen

21 January 2017

Swan Theatre

Our Unwrapped demonstrations offer a peek into the rehearsal room, with the Assistant Director and members of the cast, often our understudies, looking at one or two particular moments from the play. They give an insight into how a scene is taken off the page and onto the stage, with the actors and Assistant Director showing the type of exercises and discussion that took place during rehearsals.

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