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.


Be part of reIMAGINE - a new project giving local young people aged 13-16 the opportunity to explore music in our current and past productions.

Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick to play Romeo and Juliet

We reveal the two actors who will play Shakespeare's tragic young lovers in 2018.

Schools get on-demand access to 13 plays

New streaming partnership giving students around the world access to plays and learning resources.

Thank you week

Free entry to The Play's The Thing exhibition for National Lottery players from 11-17 December for Heritage Lottery Fund's 'Thank You' week.

Saving Macbeth's Great Wood

A campaign has been launched to save the remaining trees from Birnam Wood, made famous by Shakespeare in his play Macbeth.

Choirs announced for Twelfth Night wassail

Four local choirs will take part in our wassail on 6 January.

Production Photos

See pictures from Imperium Part II: Dictator, directed by Gregory Doran and featuring Richard McCabe as Cicero

Live lessons to bring schools into the rehearsal room

For the first time, UK schools will get access to our world-famous rehearsal rooms as part of a new series of Live Lessons.

Anti-Violence Video Goes Live

A video to support the UN’s International Day to End Violence Against Women and Girls (25 November).

Stitch In Time Display

We have been preparing a new display to show different kinds of costume-making skills.

King Lear to visit New York

Antony Sher will star as King Lear when the play travels to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for a three week run in April 2018.

Radical Mischief with the University of Birmingham

The Radical Mischief Conference will explore what thought and theatre can do to address the most important issues of our time.

RSC Key Photography Competition

We are looking for the next generation of theatre photographers to win the chance to take rehearsal photos for us in 2018.

Costume sketches for Twelfth Night

See some of Simon Higlett's costume designs for Christopher Luscombe's production of Twelfth Night.

Hannah Morrish

Hannah Morrish talks about the complicated place of women in Shakespeare's Roman plays.

400,000 new Matilda tickets on sale

We’ve opened a new booking period for Matilda The Musical in London, with 400,000 tickets going on sale.

Relaxed performance of A Christmas Carol

Tickets for our relaxed performance of Charles Dickens’ much loved classic tale are now on sale.

Green light for Costume Workshop plans

We get planning committee approval for the redevelopment and restoration of our Costume Workshop.

New associate artists

We announce six new Associate Artists, in recognition of their huge contributions to our work.

Production Photos

Pictures from Twelfth Night playing in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre starring Adrian Edmondson and Kara Tointon, directed by Christopher Luscombe.

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