Hear from leading academics, actors, directors and RSC staff about Shakespeare, the shows on our stages and theatre.

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The 77th RSC Summer School will be held between 12 and 16 August 2024 in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. 

We will share a week of insights into productions in our 24/25 Season. Participants will have the opportunity to find out more about how theatre is made at the RSC and hear from leading academics curated by The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.

Through a carefully curated programme, based in our main auditorium, you will meet members of the acting companies and creative teams to explore the choices made for the productions as well as learning about the plays and their contexts.




£200 in person for the week (does not include performance tickets)

Session and Day Tickets

£50 in person day tickets (excluding 15 August) will be available to purchase on the day at the Box Office.

Individual session tickets at £20 will be available to purchase on the day at the Box Office. Subject to availability. These tickets are not available to purchase in advance. 

Online Sessions

£10 per session. Information about the programme of streamed events will be announced in the Spring.


Participants are encouraged to book to see the shows that will be discussed over the course of the week. You can book to see these in advance or if you wish to see them during the week of the Summer School we recommend:

The Merry Wives of Windsor, Monday 12 August, 7.15pm, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Pericles, Tuesday 13 August, 7.30pm, Swan Theatre

The School for Scandal, Wednesday 14 August, 7.15pm, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

As You Like It, Thursday 15 August, 5pm, The Holloway Garden Theatre

N.B performance tickets are not included in the cost of the Summer School

Any enquires please contact summer@rsc.org.uk   

The RSC Summer School is delivered in collaboration with The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.
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The work of the RSC Learning and National Partnerships department is generously supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Clore Duffield Foundation, Foyle Foundation, GRoW @ Annenberg, The Polonsky Foundation, The Mackintosh Foundation, Stratford Town Trust, LSEG Foundation, The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity, John S Cohen Foundation, HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust, Teale Charitable Trust, The Grimmitt Trust, Sir James Knott Trust, The Oakley Charitable Trust, Misses Barrie Charitable Trust, and The Wyfold Charitable Trust

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