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.

New resident composer

We will be hosting composer Sarah Llewellyn as The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer from next month.

Ancient Rome's Influence on Popular Culture

Ancient Rome played an important role in modern popular culture as we understand it today. Take a look at some of the ways Rome appears on our television, in our theatres and in our books.

How much do you know about Ancient Rome? Take our Quiz now

Rome MMXVII is just around the corner - why not try your hand at our quiz to prepare yourself for the upcoming season?

Rehearsal Photos

First Encounters: The Tempest. These photos show the company in rehearsal

Rome wasn’t built in a day

We're posting pictures and details on social media of maintenance work in and around our building during the next two weeks, as we prepare for our Rome season.

His Royal Highness watches rehearsals for The Hypocrite

Our President, HRH The Prince of Wales, visited rehearsals for The Hypocrite and met the cast of the play this week

Rehearsal photos

Photos from Julius Caesar rehearsals for the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2017 production

Researching Rome (without time travel)

The most helpful thing would be to step into a fancy vehicle, zoom back to Ancient Rome, wander around and find out what life was really like.

Rehearsal photos

Rehearsal photos from Snow in Midsummer

The Tempest Returns to Cinemas

The Tempest will be screened again at cinemas around the UK this month and then around the world, in collaboration with Intel and The Imaginarium Studios.

Rehearsal photos

The rehearsal photos from The Hypocrite

Part 2: Our Research Trip to China

Part 2: Justin Audibert talks about his research trip to China in preparation for Snow in Midsummer

Winter 2017 season announced

Highlights for later this year include a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Twelfth Night, and Robert Harris’ best-selling Cicero trilogy.

Sir Christopher Bland

We are all very sad to hear of the death of our former Chairman Sir Christopher Bland last weekend.

Rehearsals, Ghosts and our own Bushtucker Trial

Jennifer Tang, assistant director of Snow in Midsummer, gives her account of the first few weeks of rehearsals.

Year of the Rooster Staff Profiles

To mark Chinese New Year we asked staff who were born in the year of the Rooster to tell us about themselves.

Part 1: Our research trip to China

Part 1: Director Justin Audibert talks about his research trip to China and how it has influenced Snow in Midsummer

What does it mean to be born in the year of the Rooster?

2017 is the Year of the Fire Rooster, but what does that mean for you?

New digital platform brings theatre to a screen near you

Our Live From Stratford-upon-Avon screenings could soon be coming to village halls, pubs, arts centres and libraries in villages and towns.

Backstage Pass Work Experience

Over 40 students are visiting Stratford this weekend to take part in our Backstage Pass work experience program.

Mary Beard Visits the London Rehearsal Rooms

We are still living in Rome - Mary Beard showed me just how true that statement was.

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