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.

"Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not"

22 February 2024

New research reveals ground-breaking insights into the impact arts learning has on young people’s language development and confidence.

Unlocking Shakespeare: Practice Makes Perfect

22 February 2024

Jane Nead, Research Intern, considers how active approaches to learning, practised by teachers, impact upon young people’s understanding of Shakespeare’s plays.

Who was Benjamin Britten?

9 February 2024

The Suffolk-born pianist, composer and conductor wrote music from boyhood and achieved global success, but never strayed from his East Anglian roots.

Who was Imogen Holst?

9 February 2024

The accomplished composer, conductor and arranger was a gifted musician instrumental in the success of the Aldeburgh Festival.

Andrew Leveson to be our new Executive Director

6 February 2024

Andrew takes up the role in April, working alongside Co-Artistic Directors Tamara Harvey and Daniel Evans.

From costume and carpentry to customer services – 28 apprenticeships

5 February 2024

We’re marking National Apprenticeship Week 2024 by celebrating the 28 apprentices who have started new career journeys by working and training with us.

202,000 children perform songs from Matilda The Musical

24 January 2024

‘Naughty’, ‘When I Grow Up’ and other songs from Matilda are part of this year’s Young Voices tour, bringing children together for the world’s largest school choir.

New season announced for 2024/25

16 January 2024

Our new Co-Artistic Directors, Daniel Evans and Tamara Harvey announce their first RSC season of work.

Ben and Imo Trailer

25 January 2024

Ben and Imo plays in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 21 February 2024.

Cowboys, cowgirls and gender change

18 October 2023

As Cowbois opens in the Swan Theatre, we look at the stories of those throughout history living in a different gender than that assigned at birth, particularly in the "Wild West".

Free Winter Trail offers magic and myth until March

18 January 2024

Our Stratford-upon-Avon Winter Trail gives the whole family a chance to discover myth and magic in the town, with free trail packs available to collect or download until March.

Richard Katz

8 January 2024

RSC veteran actor Richard Katz, recently seen in The Fair Maid of the West, talks about his many roles on our Stratford-upon-Avon stages.

Trailer | First Encounters Romeo and Juliet

8 January 2024

Watch the trailer for First Encounters: Romeo and Juliet touring in 2024

First Encounters: Romeo & Juliet Cast and Creatives

8 January 2024

Meet the cast for our First Encounters with Shakespeare production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Ben and Imo Cast and Creatives

19 December 2023

Samuel Barnett and Victoria Yeates play Ben and Imo in Mark Ravenhill's new play.

The Fair Maid of the West trailer

18 December 2023

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

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