A birthday weekend to remember

To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday weekend, we are partnering with Darwin Escapes to offer one lucky winner an escape to The Springs Resort and Golf Club and tickets to both Henry VI: Rebellion and Wars of the Roses.

This competition is now closed.

Performed in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, these productions explore the tussle for the English crown during one of the most turbulent periods in English history. As well as a pair of tickets to each show, our competition winner will enjoy a relaxing stay at the luxury Darwin Escapes Springs Resort and Golf Club. See how to enter below. 

A man crouches on a wooden throne, looking distraught.
The winner will receive tickets to see Henry VI: Rebellion and Wars of the Roses.

The prize is a two-night stay for two people at the Springs Resort and Golf Club in Oxfordshire, arriving on 23 April and checking out on 25 April. You will also receive two best in-house tickets to Henry VI: Rebellion and Wars of the Roses, to be used on a day of your choice (pending availability).  

The Springs Resort and Golf Club is a brand-new resort by Darwin Escapes. It’s the perfect location to unwind or find adventure in the stunning English countryside. The stunning hotel suites with their own terrace are beautiful. Complete with king size bed (twin option available), ensuite shower room, tea & coffee making facilities and sleek, modern styling - The Springs is the ideal escape for two.   

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The winner will get a two night stay at the Springs Resort.
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How to enter 

Please visit our Facebook or Instagram page and comment on the post to enter. Be sure to tag your friends so they know to comment and enter too. 

Competition closes at midnight on Sunday 3 April. Please read the full terms and conditions before entering the competition. 

Henry VI Competition Terms and Conditions

Please read the full terms and conditions for Henry VI competition before entering. 

The competition opens on Friday 1 April 2022 (the "Opening Date") and closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 3 April 2022 (the "Closing Date"). To enter you must have commented on the original post announcing the competition by this time to have a valid entry. The winner will be notified within two weeks after the Closing Date.

Please read these competition rules carefully. If you enter one of our competitions, we will assume that you have read these rules and that you agree to them.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Facebook. You are providing your information to the Royal Shakespeare Company and not to Instagram or Facebook.  By participating you hereby release and hold harmless Instagram and/or Facebook from any and all liability associated with this promotion.

Royal Shakespeare Company Terms & Conditions

  • To enter the competition, you must: (a) be UK resident; and (b) be 18 years old or over at the time of entry; (c) be able to accept direct messages from the RSC’s Facebook or Instagram account so that we can contact you if you are the winner; and (d) be able to provide a valid email address so that we can share details about how to redeem your prize. 
  • There is a limit of one entry to the competition per person.
  • Competitions are not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of the RSC.
  • There will be no charge for entering the competition.
  • Only entries submitted between the Opening Date and the Closing Date will be counted.
  • No responsibility can be accepted by the RSC for entries that are not received for any reason.
  • All entries received after the Closing Date will automatically be disqualified. 
  • If you win the competition, we will notify you via the social media account you used to enter the competition. If we cannot contact you or you do not respond within three days of being notified by the RSC, we reserve the right to offer the prize to another competition entrant.
  • There is one prize and the winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received.
  • We may publish any entry to this competition on the RSC’s website or any other RSC channels on the web or in any other material issued by the RSC.
  • The prize consists of two tickets for both Henry VI: Rebellion and Wars of the Roses valid for performances in Stratford-upon-Avon on a date agreed and notified to you by the RSC. The location of the seats for the ticket-holders will be at the discretion of the Box Office Manager. 
  • The prize cannot be transferable to another person. The decision of the RSC regarding any aspect of the competition is final and no correspondence will be entered into about it.
  • No prize or part of a prize is exchangeable for cash or services. Winners will be responsible for any travel, or other costs associated with the prize. 
  • If an advertised prize is not available, we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize.
  • Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified.
  • Please read our Privacy Policy which tells you how we use any personal information we may collect about you by entering the competition.
  • If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of the terms or spirit of these terms and conditions, we may, at our sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the competition. 
  • We reserve the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the competition where it becomes necessary to do so. 
  • Insofar as is permitted by law, the RSC, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the RSC, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
  • You agree that the RSC may, but is not required to, make your entry available on its website and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the competition. You hereby grant the RSC a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the competition entry and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence the competition entry and any accompanying materials for such purposes.
  • These rules apply specifically to the Henry VI competition. The RSC reserves the right to amend these rules at any time. 
  • These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

Darwin Escapes Terms & Conditions

  • Prize consists of a 2-night stay at The Oxford Springs and Golf club in Oxfordshire, checking in from 3pm on 23 April and checking out by 11am on 25 April. The ensuite king-sized room with Terrace sleeps up to 2 adults. (Twin bed set up available on request.) 
  • The prize is available to those aged 18 or over; however where the winner’s companion(s) are aged under 18 years old, the companion(s) must have prior parental or guardian permission to accompany the winner when taking up the prize.
  • It is the responsibility of the winners to inform Darwin Escapes Provider of the UK Short Break of any wheelchair or similar access requirements for the winner and/or their companion(s) when taking up the prize, and to adhere to any applicable health and safety guidelines.
  • The prize is non-transferable, non-upgradeable and cannot be substituted with a cash alternative. The prize cannot be sold by the winner and is not transferable to another person. The prize excludes any transport, meal and drinks, spending money and travel insurance. Darwin Escapes are not able to accept any changes. Change of date or change of resort location is not permitted. The prize is only valid for the stated terms with no exceptions.
  • In the event the Short Break is affected by a closure of the location, Darwin Escapes will notify the winner as soon as possible and will offer alternative dates, subject to availability. 
  • The prize winners must follow all park and lodge/hotel rules that apply at the resort during their stay.
  • Darwin Escapes accepts no liability towards the prizes. They are supplied “as is” with no express guarantee as to their suitability.
  • Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified.
  • Darwin Escapes is entitled to refuse to process any prize where necessary, for example, if you are unable to or fail to produce sufficient identification when claiming a prize.
  • This is a UK only giveaway. Entrants must be aged 18 or over and excludes employees and their immediate families of the Promoter, its agents or anyone professionally connected to the Promotion.
  • The winner will have seven days to confirm acceptance of their prize otherwise Darwin Escapes reserves the right to reallocate the prize to a reserve winner.
  • Any inaccuracy in the contact details or postal details provided may delay or prevent delivery and the Darwin Escapes Promoter is not liable for such delay or non-delivery. Any items returned to sender will be considered unwanted.
  • By taking part in the competition, the winner acknowledges that they may be required to take part in relevant publicity without further consent or payment. Such publicity may include, without limitation, the winners’ name and/or image, statements made by the winner concerning the Promotion and/or prizes obtained as part of the Promotion.
  • These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
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