News and Updates

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

Mark Addy cast in The Hypocrite

Mark Addy cast in The Hypocrite

23 September 2016

Mark Addy will play Sir John Hotham in Richard Bean's new comedy, The Hypocrite

At Your Service

At Your Service

21 September 2016

We want the welcome and service we give to all our visitors to be as world-class as the theatre they come to see

Summer 2017 season

Summer 2017 season

12 September 2016

Join us next summer for our 'Rome' season, as we stage four of Shakespeare’s most political and bloody thrillers as part of a programme inspired by Ancient Rome

100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl

100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl

9 September 2016

Celebrating Roald Dahl's centenary - catch more about him and Matilda The Musical

The Tempest in Selfridges

The Tempest in Selfridges

6 September 2016

Visitors to Selfridges in the Birmingham Bullring will come face to face with a giant moving face of Prospero

Local extras appear on stage in King Lear

Local extras appear on stage in King Lear

23 August 2016

Twenty-four ‘extras’ from across the Midlands will appear on stage as Lear’s knights, soldiers and vagrants

30 prizes for 30 years

30 prizes for 30 years

12 September 2016

We are giving away 30 prizes - find out the rules and prizes here

First Encounters with Shakespeare

First Encounters with Shakespeare

4 August 2016

We will tour an edited version of The Tempest for younger audiences from January to March 2017

Final Brett Goldin Bursary winners visit the RSC

Final Brett Goldin Bursary winners visit the RSC

10 June 2016

South African actors Buhle Ngaba and David Viviers are spending a month in Stratford-upon-Avon with as the recipients of the final Brett Goldin Bursary awards

Matilda wins 13 Helpmann Awards

Matilda wins 13 Helpmann Awards

25 July 2016

Matilda The Musical, Australia wins a record-breaking 13 Helpmann Awards, including the 2016 award for Best Musical

Secrets and stories of theatre revealed

Secrets and stories of theatre revealed

19 July 2016

Explore the imaginative ways that Shakespeare’s stories, settings and characters have been brought to life on stage

Celebrating Shakespeare at Number 10

Celebrating Shakespeare at Number 10

8 July 2016

A great day visiting Number 10 Downing Street with some of the young people from around the country involved in our education work

First Symposium and Call For Government Action on Ebacc Plans

First Symposium and Call For Government Action on Ebacc Plans

4 July 2016

Whose Culture?, a symposium celebrating 10 years of our Learning and Performance Network and examining the future of the arts and culture in education

Prospero meets his Ariel for the first time

Prospero meets his Ariel for the first time

1 July 2016

Mark Quartley will play Ariel opposite Simon Russell Beale's Prospero in Gregory Doran’s The Tempest, as we confirm the show's live screening

Playmaking Festival

Playmaking Festival

29 June 2016

More than 1,500 young people come to Stratford-upon-Avon to perform their versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, inspired by steampunk, the refugee crisis and other themes

"When I Grow Up"

15 June 2016

Why 2016 is a landmark year for Matilda The Musical

Snap up 70p theatre tickets

Snap up 70p theatre tickets

15 June 2016

Open House event with free activities and theatre tickets on sale at 1974 prices for one day only

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again goes to Edinburgh Fringe

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again goes to Edinburgh Fringe

7 June 2016

Alice Birch’s award winning play will make its Scottish premiere at the Traverse Theatre as part of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Theatre and diversity

Theatre and diversity

6 June 2016

Gregory Doran receives Hay Festival medal

Gregory Doran receives Hay Festival medal

3 June 2016

Our Artistic Director is awarded the Hay Festival Medal for Drama, for dedicating his life's work to Shakespeare

RSC Live App Launch

RSC Live App Launch

31 May 2016

Download digital programmes and find information about live screenings on your devices

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

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

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

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 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

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

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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