News and Updates

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

Hay Festival

Hay Festival

27 May 2016

Shakespeare, his greatest plays and his appeal to students are all on the programme in this year’s Hay Festival

The Best Bottoms in the Land

The Best Bottoms in the Land

17 May 2016

Documentary for A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation airs on 20 May

Happy Birthday to Cicely Berry

Happy Birthday to Cicely Berry

15 May 2016

Cicely Berry, our Advisory Director and renowned voice coach, celebrates her 90th birthday on 17 May

Artists explore the value of culture and the arts

Artists explore the value of culture and the arts

12 May 2016

A new poem and an animated film are unveiled to show how the arts and culture define us

Making Mischief Festival

Making Mischief Festival

11 May 2016

Summer festival of new plays at The Other Place with work from some of today’s most exciting playwrights who are challenging and questioning our society

30 years of Swan Theatre

30 years of Swan Theatre

5 May 2016

30 years after the Swan theatre first opened its doors, we will revive two of the plays from its opening season

Highlights from Shakespeare Lives

Highlights from Shakespeare Lives

3 May 2016

Great Shakespeare speeches and David Tennant’s Richard II are available to watch on the BBC Shakespeare Lives website

Shakespeare's Birthday highlights

Shakespeare's Birthday highlights

26 April 2016

400 years after Shakespeare's death, we welcomed visitors from across the world to celebrate the playwright's birthday

Shakespeare Live! From the RSC

Shakespeare Live! From the RSC

23 April 2016

Special event marking Shakespeare’s birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death, hosted by David Tennant and Catherine Tate

Blue Peter’s Radzi joins A Midsummer Night's Dream

Blue Peter’s Radzi joins A Midsummer Night's Dream

21 April 2016

An extra performer appeared on stage for the opening night at the Bradford Alhambra - Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya

Guy Woolfenden

Guy Woolfenden

18 April 2016

Our Artistic Director Gregory Doran pays tribute to Guy Woolfenden, our former Composer and Director of Music, who died last week

Restored Swan Wing opens on Shakespeare’s birthday

Restored Swan Wing opens on Shakespeare’s birthday

18 April 2016

We have unveiled a major new artwork and a refurbished cafe bar for the Swan Theatre

Royal Mint releases Shakespeare coins

Royal Mint releases Shakespeare coins

18 April 2016

Commemorative £2 coins for Shakespeare’s birthday showing comedy, tragedy and history

London season for 2016 announced

London season for 2016 announced

11 April 2016

Six plays transfer to London for the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death

Garden for Stratfords of the world

Garden for Stratfords of the world

4 April 2016

A Shakespeare-inspired garden with willow sculptures will mark the friendship between Shakespeare’s hometown and Stratfords around the world

Perform at Stratford-on-Sea

Perform at Stratford-on-Sea

24 March 2016

Create a piece of new family theatre inspired by The Tempest and perform as part of our Stratford-on-Sea season

New Culture White Paper

New Culture White Paper

23 March 2016

The Government has published ‘Our Culture’, the first white paper on culture for 50 years

Matilda The Musical coming to Brisbane and Perth

Matilda The Musical coming to Brisbane and Perth

17 March 2016

Matilda The Musical opens in Melbourne and we announce it will also tour to Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre and the Crown Theatre in Perth

Carving Hamlet into stone

Carving Hamlet into stone

14 March 2016

Our Well Said! exhibition of favourite Shakespeare quotes opens and we talk to artist Gary Breeze about carving Shakespeare’s words into stone

Gregory Doran gives the Dimbleby lecture

Gregory Doran gives the Dimbleby lecture

14 March 2016

Our Artistic Director delivers the prestigious Richard Dimbleby lecture

A play for the relation

A play for the relation

25 February 2016

Actor Sam Redford follows in his grandparents’ footsteps in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A new magical Tempest

A new magical Tempest

11 January 2016

Performance capture technology will be used to put an animated Ariel live on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage

Winter 2016 season announced

Winter 2016 season announced

11 January 2016

Our plans for Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary year - a powerful programme matching two major Shakespeare titles with two irreverent Jacobean comedies

Visions of Shakespeare: 4 centuries of Jubilees

Visions of Shakespeare: 4 centuries of Jubilees

4 January 2016

Shakespeare is not just for an age, nor just for all time, but for everyone. Gregory Doran explains why his 400th anniversary is a good time to reaffirm that belief

Exhibition reveals theatre secrets

Exhibition reveals theatre secrets

22 December 2015

We open a permanent exhibition devoted to the making of Shakespeare’s plays for the stage and reveal some gory theatrical secrets

Google Cultural Institute

Google Cultural Institute

30 November 2015

We partner with Google to create an exciting new 360 view of a performance

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