News, Features and Updates

Keep up to date with our latest news, blogs, features and play updates.

From the latest blogs straight from the rehearsal room to our newest casting updates, featured content and other news - check back here to see what's happening.

We're delighted that we have been able to open our new outdoor Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre and we plan to open the Royal Shakespeare Theatre this autumn. Get our latest Covid-19 pandemic update.

Matilda is back on stage

17 September 2021

Our multi award-winning Matilda The Musical has returned to the West End stage.

What's on for Schools and Young People

15 September 2021

Find out what our Learning team has going on for teachers and students this autumn, with events taking place in person and online.

Matilda's Mrs Phelps tells us a story

14 September 2021

To celebrate Roald Dahl Story Day, Landi Oshinowo from Matilda The Musical reads an extract from Matilda, ahead of the show reopening on Thursday.

Watch Faith online

14 September 2021

See images from the four plays that made up Faith, part of our coproduction with Coventry City of Culture Trust, and watch the plays online.

Rehearsal photos

9 September 2021

See the cast of The Mirror and the Light in rehearsal.

Gregory Doran takes compassionate leave

10 September 2021

We are sad to announce that our Artistic Director Gregory Doran will be taking a period of compassionate leave to care for his husband, Sir Antony Sher.

Schools' Broadcasts

5 September 2021

Registration is now open for our Schools' Broadcast of The Tempest, from Monday 15 to Friday 19 November 2021.

Erica Whyman talks Faith

2 September 2021

Our Deputy Artistic Director discusses the events taking place around Coventry on 10-11 September, and the four plays she is directing as part of it.

What's on in September

1 September 2021

It's an exciting month for theatre lovers, including The Mirror and the Light starting its run in London and the return of Matilda The Musical.

The first week of rehearsals

27 August 2021

Assistant Producer Joe Kerry takes us inside the rehearsal room, as the cast complete their first week on The Magician's Elephant.

Socially distanced performances of The Magician's Elephant

26 August 2021

Find out about our special socially distanced performances in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, plus get a sneak peek at the music for the show.

Thomas Cromwell in Shakespeare

24 August 2021

With The Mirror and the Light opening next month, we explore how protagonist Thomas Cromwell was portrayed by Shakespeare in his History plays.

Experience faith in all its forms

20 August 2021

Explore faith with promenade performances, food, discussions and installations around Coventry on 10-11 September.

The Elephant's Journey

19 August 2021

Assistant Producer Joe Kerry is preparing for the first week of rehearsals of our brand-new musical The Magician's Elephant.

Behind the Scenes

12 August 2021

Get insights into the music and puppetry behind our new musical, The Magician's Elephant.

Elephants in popular culture

11 August 2021

For World Elephant Day (12 August) we look at the process of making a stage elephant, and the history of elephants in British culture.

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