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.

Gregory Doran on BBC HARDtalk

Our Artistic Director Emeritus talks to Stephen Sackur about what Shakespeare means to him.

What's on in August

1 August 2022

All's Well That Ends Well opens in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Richard III continues and free open air performances come to The Dell.

Meet the Matildas

26 July 2022

Introducing our newest Matildas as they prepare to join the cast of Matilda The Musical

Playmaking Festival in Bradford: Victor

26 July 2022

Excited and scared: Victor tells us what it was like to be part of Playmaking Festival 2022 in Bradford.

David Warner

25 July 2022

We pay tribute to the actor David Warner, who has died at the age of 80.

Cast and Creatives

22 July 2022

See the cast and creative team for A Christmas Carol, with Adrian Edmondson as Scrooge.

Pupils come from Cornwall to Cumbria to perform Much Ado

21 July 2022

We welcomed 380 young people from across the country to perform on our world-famous stage last week for our annual Playmaking Festival.

Richard III Trailer

21 July 2022

See audience reactions and clips from the show with this trailer for Richard III.

Visitors see inside our digital research

18 July 2022

Last week, we welcomed representatives from UK Research and Innovation as they met with our digital development team in their hub at Stratford-upon-Avon.

Much Ado Costumes Celebrate the Notting Hill Carnival

13 July 2022

Costume Designer Melissa Simon-Hartman marked 50 years of the Notting Hill Carnival this week with her costumes from Much Ado About Nothing.


12 July 2022

Don't miss the chance to watch Henry VI Part One, Henry VI: Rebellion and Wars of the Roses online, available to buy now until 30 September 2022.


12 July 2022

How we're championing the importance of arts education.

Death of Peter Brook

3 July 2022

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of visionary director and RSC Honorary Associate Artist Peter Brook.

What's on in July

30 June 2022

Richard III continues in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and free open air performances come to The Dell.

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop creates My Neighbour Totoro puppets

28 June 2022

"Creating something extraordinary": leading innovator in puppetry, animatronics, and digital animation begins making the puppets for the global stage premiere of Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro

Vote for your favourite Aphra Behn statue

22 June 2022

Four miniature statues of the first professional woman writer are stopping in Stratford on a tour of the country so people can vote for which one should be made into a full size statue.

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