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.

Costume Quiz

23 September 2020

Take a look at some of the costumes from our shows through the years, and test your knowledge in our costume heritage quiz.

Rufaro in Stratford-upon-Avon

22 September 2020

"It is imperative that we show the next generation that they have other options for their future careers." Rufaro describes his hopes for theatre in the future.

Costumes worn by Richard Burton go to exhibition

17 September 2020

We are loaning five items used by actor Richard Burton in the 1950s, including the beautiful jacket he wore in his acclaimed performance as Henry V.

Barbara Jefford

15 September 2020

Our Artistic Director Gregory Doran pays tribute to actor Barbara Jefford, who died this week.

Ella in Hull

15 September 2020

"I have often been the only black person in a room of actors" - young actor Ella describes what she hopes to achieve as a member of our Youth Advisory Board.

Diana Rigg

11 September 2020

We're very sad to hear of the death of Diana Rigg. Artistic Director Gregory Doran pays tribute.

Standing with Belarus

10 September 2020

We lit up our building in red and white, the colours of the Belarusian flag on Wednesday evening, joining cultural buildings across Europe to show solidarity with the people of Belarus.

Royal Shakespeare Community

8 September 2020

When we temporarily closed our theatre doors we invited our community to work with us and keep Shakespeare’s work alive.

Mark Steel's in town

8 September 2020

BBC Radio 4 comedian Mark Steel visits towns across the UK and creates a bespoke stand-up show about the town, performed in front of a local audience.

James in Stratford-upon-Avon

8 September 2020

“It’s the moment when a young person gets it for the first time – they realise it’s not just posh old fashioned poetry.”

Arts education in a post-pandemic world

How to ensure all children can access high quality arts and cultural learning that reflects their lived experience and heritage.

Studying Shakespeare in Summer 2020

31 August 2020

While our stages have been silent, our actors have spent a busy summer supporting students in the UK and elsewhere with studying Shakespeare.

Azita in Birmingham

1 September 2020

“Schools are having to adapt significantly and it’s an incredible comfort knowing that we have the RSC supporting us in this new educational challenge.”

Fifty years of Brook's Dream

27 August 2020

This week marks 50 years since the premiere of Peter Brook's innovative production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring Ben Kingsley as Demetrius.

Fun and games on the Bancroft Terrace

26 August 2020

Come and enjoy our exciting new outdoor adventure, inspired by The Comedy of Errors.

Teaching socially distanced Shakespeare this summer

25 August 2020

We worked with pupils at Birmingham’s Nelson Mandela School during their summer holiday to explore five Shakespeare plays.

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