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.

Vote for us in the WhatsOnStage awards

7 December 2023

Cowbois, Hamnet and The Merchant of Venice 1936 are all up for WhatsOnStage Awards - time for you to cast your vote.

Production photos

6 December 2023

Take a look at the production photos for the music-filled ensemble comedy, The Fair Maid of the West, playing in the Swan Theatre this winter.

What's On in December

30 November 2023

Extraordinary children, mythical creatures and magic play across our stages throughout December, with treats on offer for all of the family.

My Shakespeare, The Folio Roadshow podcast

30 November 2023

Greg Doran uncovers the extraordinary stories of Shakespeare’s First Folio.

The Fair Maid of the West trailer

15 November 2023

Watch the trailer for this rip-roaring cocktail of music, mayhem and epic adventure, The Fair Maid of the West, in the Swan Theatre this winter.

Engaging others with Shakespeare - Being a Shakespeare Ambassador

27 November 2023

Ellie explains what it means to be a Shakespeare Ambassador, sharing projects and workshops she has participated in.

Interval Drinks podcast

23 November 2023

New episodes released! New episodes released! Actors, playwrights, directors and a magician share their stage secrets.

RSC gifts

20 November 2023

Looking for a Shakespeare gift for someone special? From sensational stationery, to quirky gifts as well as books and Shakespeare DVDs, we have what you need.

RSC Collection

13 November 2023

Join our Artistic Director Emeritus Gregory Doran as he looks back at some of the props and artefacts he used from the RSC Collection, one of the most significant Shakespeare and theatre collections in the world.

Cowbois trailer

27 October 2023

Watch show footage of Charlie Josephine's five-star Western spectacular Cowbois, in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon until 18 November.

Stanley the Monster in Stratford

"Break a leg Stanley!" CBBC's Stanley takes over the theatre

The Box of Delights Behind the Scenes

15 October 2023

Take a look behind the scenes of The Box of Delights and see how we bring the magic to life.

Wild Colour: Making costume dyes from plants

3 October 2023

Until the mid-19th Century, creating dyes for clothing required creative use of plants and vegetables. But that forgotten skill is returning to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Cocktail Bar

2 October 2023

Our Rooftop Restaurant Cocktail Bar reopens, serving a selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic favourites, as well as some fresh new surprises.

Cast and Creatives

29 September 2023

Meet Cowbois' Jack and Miss Lillian

25 September 2023

Romance meets revolution: here's a first glimpse at Vinnie Heaven as gunslinger Jack with Sophie Melville's saloon owner Miss Lillian.

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