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.

Emma in Cumbria

4 August 2020

"We will have Shakespeare on the stage in our school again“. The headteacher of Dowdales School, Cumbria describes how the school fared through the pandemic and what the future holds.

André Ptaszynski

31 July 2020

We were deeply shocked to hear yesterday of the death of André Ptaszynski.

Marquee TV's Shakespeare Festival to showcase three RSC productions

29 July 2020

From 31 July, the streaming service will show The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like it and Measure for Measure from our 2019/20 season.

Live outdoor performances

27 July 2020

Join us in the Dell every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this month for our series of free outdoor shows, Shakespeare Snapshots.

Catch up with our Sonnets in Solitude

24 July 2020

We have now released 25 videos of RSC actors reading Shakespeare's Sonnets, all available through YouTube.

RSC productions added to BritBox

23 July 2020

Six of our shows are now available on the British TV streaming service, with more to come.

Talking Shakespeare

23 July 2020

David Tennant is one of four more special guests joining Gregory Doran to talk about Shakespeare in our series of online events.

John Kani explores his life through Shakespeare

22 July 2020

The Kunene and the King writer and actor talks about the role Shakespeare has played in his life in this guest blog for the GREAT Britain campaign.

Once More Unto the Beach

21 July 2020

With Blackpool Grand Theatre, we have been holding weekly Zoom sessions with community groups in Blackpool, as they explore their hopes and fears of going back into the world.

Riverside Cafe

20 July 2020

Now open! Sip your tea, coffee or beer and watch the swans go by on the River Avon.
Open daily from 10am

Wrapped in a message of hope

17 July 2020

Pass our building today you will see it wrapped in pink hazard tape reading ‘Missing Live Theatre’.

Elephants and epic Shakespeare in Winter 2021

14 July 2020

We’ve announced a rescheduled programme of shows for Winter 2021, with public booking opening from 10 August 2020.

An opportunity for re-shaping

10 July 2020

The possibilities for change in the current crisis - and opportunities to reform the curriculum, recognise the value of the arts and listen to young people.

Associate Schools Programme

8 July 2020

Watch young people from our Associate Schools perform in our Playmaking festival 2020.

Why should we care? Is Shakespeare relevant?

7 July 2020

​Actor, director and writer Adjoa Andoh speaks about Shakespeare and homophobia, racism, injustice and love.

A Meeting with Michael Morpurgo

3 July 2020

The acclaimed author will be talking about his new book for an online audience of our Lead Associate School teachers and theatre partners on 7 July.

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