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.

First performing arts company to get independent research status

13 October 2021

We can conduct crucial research, from exploring the role of immersive technologies in performance, to engaging more diverse talent in the performing arts.

Elephant spotted in Stratford-upon-Avon

12 October 2021

If you walked past the Royal Shakespeare Theatre this week you were in for a jumbo surprise - a full-sized African elephant heading for the stage.

The Mirror and the Light Trailer

11 October 2021

See onstage footage of the highly anticipated final chapter of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall Trilogy.


8 October 2021

Reviews for ★★★★★ The Mirror and the Light

The Mirror and the Light production photos

5 October 2021

See photos of the cast of The Mirror and the Light on stage at the Gielgud Theatre.

Young people campaign for a representative curriculum

5 October 2021

Our Youth Advisory Board has been campaigning for exam boards to extend the representation of writers studied as part of the Drama GCSE.

As You Like It launched on the Shakespeare Learning Zone

5 October 2021

Teachers and students can now access resources about the popular play, including photos and videos from the 2019 production and the RSC archives.

Next Generation Introduces

4 October 2021

Our final two films exploring off-stage careers in theatre, in collaboration with Samsung. We explore digital technology and theatre, and working in a learning team.

How do you become a producer?

30 September 2021

Following on from his last blog about the work of a producer, Joe Kerry discusses how to get started in the role and his path to the RSC.

What's on in October

1 October 2021

Live performances come back to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre as The Magician's Elephant opens this month, while The Comedy of Errors goes on tour.

Garden Theatre deconstruction begins

27 September 2021

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre is being taken down now that The Comedy of Errors has finished its run in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Naomi Sheldon shares the role of Adrianna

27 September 2021

Hedydd Dylan, who currently plays Adrianna in The Comedy of Errors, is leaving the company to have a baby at the end of November.

Rehearsal photos

23 September 2021

See the cast in rehearsal for The Magician's Elephant and watch our behind the scenes videos to discover the music and puppetry in the show.

What does a theatre producer do?

19 September 2021

Why a producer should always have a Plan B. Joe Kerry talks about working as a producer in theatre.

Matilda is back on stage

17 September 2021

Our multi award-winning Matilda The Musical has returned to the West End stage.

What's on for Schools and Young People

15 September 2021

Find out what our Learning team has going on for teachers and students this autumn, with events taking place in person and online.

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