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.

RSC digital innovation on show at SXSW

20 March 2019

Director of Digital Development Sarah Ellis showcased our work with tech company Magic Leap at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

RSC actors up for Ian Charleson award

19 March 2019

Daniel Burke, Bally Gill and Luke Newberry have been nominated for the award recognising the best classical performances in Britain by young actors.

New exhibition to open in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

18 March 2019

Our Digital Diorama brings to life a version of Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, with performances from RSC actors and Associate Artists.

As You Like It Competition

18 March 2019

Escape to the forest... enter our As You Like It competition with Darwin Escapes.

Garrick painting goes on show

15 March 2019

We are exhibiting an 18th century painting showing David Garrick and his acting company, to mark the anniversary of Garrick’s Shakespeare Jubilee.

Ladies' Costume

13 March 2019

Emily, Helen and Kathrine from the Ladies' Costume team take us through some of their favourite - and most challenging - costumes to date.

Teaching the Next Generation

13 March 2019

Our company of talented young people, Next Generation: Backstage, is in Stratford for two days of hands-on theatre making.

Costume Workshop demolition

12 March 2019

An 18-tonne excavator with a muncher on the end went in to our former Costume Workshop to demolish parts of the building last week.

The Taming of the Shrew in rehearsal

12 March 2019

See inside the rehearsal room for The Taming of the Shrew as Director Justin Audibert explains how and why he's swapped the men and women in the play.

Kunene and the King arrives in Stratford

11 March 2019

Stratford rehearsals begin for the show, starring John Kani and Antony Sher, which plays for five weeks in the Swan Theatre from 21 March.

International Women's Day Theatre Quiz

8 March 2019

Test your knowledge of the women of Shakespeare and the RSC with our quiz.

Moving in a gender reversed world

8 March 2019

Lucy Cullingford is Movement Director for The Taming of the Shrew. She talks about using movement in a gender-reversed world where women overpower men.

What would music be like if it was dominated by female composers?

6 March 2019

The Taming of the Shrew Composer Ruth Chan talks about making the music for a production where the usual male roles are played by women and the female roles by men.

Get involved this World Book Day

7 March 2019

Take part in our The Boy in the Dress competition and enjoy a bedtime story from the cast of Matilda The Musical this World Book Day.

The final Shrew rehearsals

5 March 2019

Amy Trigg takes us through the last week of rehearsals for The Taming of the Shrew before the show moves into the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on 8 March.

Digital Theatre Fellows announced

5 March 2019

The six fellows will work with us and creative computing company Magic Leap to discover the future of digital theatre.

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