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 costume workshop unveiled

10 June 2021

Take a virtual tour through our new Costume Workshop, which will open to the public for the first time next year.

Collections on the move

7 June 2021

We have rediscovered some real treasures as our extensive collection of props and costumes is moved to its new home.

First week of rehearsals complete

7 June 2021

We round up our first week of rehearsals for Henry VI, with a video showing some of the highlights from the livestreamed sessions.

Dangerous parallels

1 June 2021

Discover the parallels between the events of Henry VI and what was happening during Shakespeare's lifetime.

York and Lancaster

31 May 2021

See the line of succession for the houses of Lancaster and York, and how Shakespeare describes it in Henry VI, Part Two.

Henry VI Part One Cast and Creatives

1 June 2021

Meet the cast for Henry VI Part One: Open Rehearsal Project.

Welcome to the Rehearsal Room

25 May 2021

Director Owen Horsley tells us what we can look forward to as audiences are invited into the rehearsal room for Henry VI: Part One.

Creating the new Garden Theatre

24 May 2021

Work has started in the Swan Gardens as we prepare to build our temporary outdoor performance space, the Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre.

The Mirror and the Light

21 May 2021

The highly anticipated conclusion of the Wolf Hall Trilogy premieres in September, with Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles adapting this exhilarating best-seller for the stage.

A parable of human failings and forgiveness

17 May 2021

Professor Emma Smith explores how The Winter's Tale reboots Shakespearean tragedy to place women centre stage and offer the chance of forgiveness.

The Comedy of Errors Cast and Creatives

17 May 2021

Meet the full cast for The Comedy of Errors.

The Comedy of Errors Tour

16 May 2021

See tour dates and venues for our tour of The Comedy of Errors

Matilda in Rotterdam

14 May 2021

Matilda The Musical goes on sale at the Luxor Theater Rotterdam, translated into Dutch.

Macbeth Schools' Broadcast available now

6 May 2021

Schools can still register to see Polly Findlay's 2018 production of Macbeth on demand this week, with access to a range of supporting materials.

THREADS Young People's Programme

5 May 2021

Aged 16-25 and interested in costume making and heritage? We're looking for young people to join workshops with costume makers, exhibition designers and collections managers.

Winsome Pinnock wins prestigious new play commission

10 May 2021

Playwright and new RSC Trustee Winsome Pinnock has been awarded the Golden & Ruth Harris Commission to support the creation of a new theatrical work.

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