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.

Romeo and Juliet watch-along on the BBC

3 June 2020

Join the watch-along and see Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick as the star-crossed lovers on BBC Four this Sunday (8 June), from 9pm.

A message from Gregory Doran

2 June 2020

Our Artistic Director Gregory Doran explains how theatre is under threat.

Support for Artists

29 May 2020

UK theatre makers have been hit hard, but we are campaigning to secure a diverse, ambitious and hopeful future for theatre in this country.

Short films in lockdown

27 May 2020

Original short films created in lockdown, beginning with The Tale of Miss Bear Winters.

Costume Workshop takes shape

1 June 2020

The restoration and redevelopment of our Costume Workshop continues, so that we will be able to keep creating stunning costumes for audiences to enjoy.

Give without spending

19 May 2020

Theatres across the UK are in crisis and facing unprecedented challenges to survive.

Scrubs and shields

14 May 2020

We can’t make costumes and scenery but many of our skilled craftspeople are using their talents to help those who are centre stage in the Covid 19 pandemic.

New Youth Board Members Advise on our Response to Covid-19

28 April 2020

Five new members have joined our Youth Advisory Board (YAB) and their ideas, with fellow YAB members, is influencing our response to COVID-19.

Lighting the Tower for VE Day

7 May 2020

We lit the top of the theatre tower with the Union flag to commemorate VE Day this weekend.

Royal Shakespeare Community

14 April 2020

The Royal Shakespeare Community invites audiences from across the local, national and global community to play their part in keeping Shakespeare’s work alive.

Six Shakespeares now on BBC iPlayer

23 April 2020

You can now watch six of our shows straight from iPlayer as part of the BBC's Culture in Quarantine project.

Shakespeare's tips for working from home

22 May 2020

Still trying to work in your pyjamas? See if these words of wisdom from Shakespeare can help get you motivated during the lockdown.

Sonnets in Solitude

19 May 2020

When Covid-19 has closed theatres and performances of Shakespeare's plays are suspended, our Artistic Director Gregory Doran turns to the playwright's poetry.

Daily Shakespeare lessons with BBC Bitesize

28 April 2020

We're working with BBC Bitesize on two-focused weeks of GCSE lesson plans themed around Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and The Merchant of Venice.

Watch Romeo and Juliet on Marquee TV

6 May 2020

Our 2018 production of Romeo and Juliet, with Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick, premieres on Marquee TV this Saturday.

The Seven Ages of Lockdown

4 May 2020

When all the world's in lockdown we turn to William Shakespeare for inspiration on how to cope at this unusual time.

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