News and Updates

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

Shakespeare Live! From the RSC

Shakespeare Live! From the RSC

3 March 2016

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

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

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

Celebrating King and Country

Celebrating King and Country

7 April 2016

King and Country actors celebrated the opening of the four plays with our supporters

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

King and Country plays open in New York

King and Country plays open in New York

29 March 2016

Gregory Doran’s four history plays go to BAM

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

Shakespeare Live! From the RSC

Shakespeare Live! From the RSC

2 February 2016

On Saturday 23 April 2016 we will mark Shakespeare’s birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death with a very special event – Shakespeare Live!

A new magical Tempest

A new magical Tempest

11 January 2016

For the very first time, performance capture technology will be used to render an animated character - Ariel the sprite - 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

Google Cultural Institute

Google Cultural Institute

30 November 2015

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

King and Country

King and Country

6 October 2015

We return to the Barbican with our production of Henry V, followed by performances of all four productions of Gregory Doran's history plays in repertoire

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