RSC Co-Artistic Directors, Daniel Evans and Tamara Harvey, announce their winter season at the Barbican, with the transfer of two critically-acclaimed productions. Plus, our autumn/winter Stratford season goes on sale.

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We're excited to announce our winter Barbican season, with the return of two of this year's most beloved productions: A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Buddha of Suburbia.

This announcement marks our Co-Artistic Directors' first Barbican season, and coincides with the Stratford autumn/winter season going on sale.

Barbican, London

Book for both productions on or before 9 July and enjoy a 10% discount on your tickets*. 

  • The Buddha of Suburbia This co-production with Wise Children of Hanif Kureishi’s award-winning novel has been adapted for the stage by Emma Rice with Hanif Kureishi and directed by Emma Rice garnered ecstatic responses from audiences and critics alike. See this "intoxicating five star show" (The Times) that bubbles with "zesty and raucous" energy (The Stage) in this limited four week run.
    22 October - 16 November 2024
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Our critically-acclaimed, five-star show returns, with Mathew Baynton reprising his role as Bottom. Eleanor Rhode's "ravishing fusion of flamboyancy, surrealism and raucous fun" (Guardian) will transport audiences from the deepest midwinter to the most magical of midsummer nights.
    3 December 2024 - 18 January 2025

Members and Supporters can access priority booking via the RSC from 18 June, while public booking opens on 9 July via the Barbican website.

*Discount will be applied to the lowest common number of tickets.

Mathew Baynton as Bottom and Sirine Saba as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Photo by Pamela Raith © The artist Browse and license our images
The Buddha of Suburbia production photos_ April 2024_2024_Photo by Steve Tanner _c_ RSC_372352
Rina Fatania as Jeeta in The Buddha of Suburbia
Photo by Steve Tanner © The artist Browse and license our images

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford


  • The Merry Wives of Windsor Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. But it’s the women of Windsor who pull the strings. Blanche McIntyre directs.     
    5 June - 7 September 2024
  • The School for Scandal Before Bridgerton there was Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal, a biting comedy of manners in five acts, brought to us with sky-high hair and period flair by director Tinuke Craig.
    2 July - 6 September 2024
  • Romeo & Juliet The ultimate tale of forbidden love, Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece is told through dance as the Northern Ballet visit the RSC for the first time, directed and devised by Christopher Gable.
    19 - 28 September 2024


  • Othello Multi-award winning actor John Douglas Thompson makes his RSC debut in the title role opposite Will Keen as Iago and Juliet Rylance as Desdemona, directed by Tim Carroll.
    11 October - 23 November 2024
  • Twelfth Night Prasanna Puwanarajah directs Shakespeare's comedic tale of unrequited love and mix-ups.
    5 December 2024 - 18 January 2025
  • Hamlet A student is called home to find his life turned upside down. Sent by the ghost of his father to avenge his brutal death, Hamlet’s mission to expose the truth is a perilous journey of madness, murder and lost love. Luke Thallon takes the title role, reuniting with Olivier Award-winning Director Rupert Goold.
    8 February - 29 March 2025
John Douglas Thompson as Othello stood to the left of Will Keen as Iago. They are lit in green light and stood against a dark red background
John Douglas Thompson as Othello and Will Keen as Iago
Luke Thallon as Hamlet, lit in a blue light and looking out to the left and stood against a yellow background
Luke Thallon as Hamlet



  • Kyoto December 1997, The Kyoto Conference Centre. The nations of the world are in deadlock. From the creators of The Jungle, Good Chance and the RSC present Kyoto, a new play by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin.
    18 June - 13 July 2024
  • Pericles When Prince Pericles flees for safety, he finds himself on an epic voyage through storms, shipwrecks, abduction and loss. Co-Artistic Director Tamara Harvey directs Alfred Enoch in a major new production of Shakespeare’s late romance.
    26 July - 21 September 2024


  • The Red Shoes Kimberley Rampersad directs a magical new staging of the classic fairy tale The Red Shoes for families, adapted by Nancy Harris with music by Marc Teitler.
    7 November 2024 - 19 January 2025
  • Edward II Double Olivier Award-winning actor and RSC Co-Artistic Director Daniel Evans makes his much-anticipated return to the RSC stage in a new production of Christopher Marlowe’s rarely performed tragedy directed by Daniel Raggett.
    21 February - 5 April 2025



  • King Lear Moving adaptation drawing parallels with the experiences of Ukrainian refugees. Performed in Ukrainian without surtitles.
    15 June 2024 (2 performances only), sold out - returns only available


  • The New Real A major new political play by David Edgar receives its world premiere, directed by Artistic Director of Headlong Theatre Holly Race Roughan.
    3 October - 2 November 2024


The Holloway Garden Theatre will return to Stratford-upon-Avon with a new staging of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It directed by Brendan O’Hea.
18 July - 1 September 2024

This will be accompanied by a series of family-friendly workshops and events as well as a new re-interpretation of The Two Gentlemen of Verona by young people aged 12-18 from our talent development pipeline Next Generation Act.
22 - 24 August 2024

This summer, discover a season of work from the community and our local youth groups on our Open Stage. From 20 July - 1 September, enjoy a mix of free performances, workshops and stories all on our Holloway Garden Theatre Stage. All performances and workshops are free to attend, but booking is required.


Priority booking for Members and Supporters is open from 18 June, while public booking opens from Tuesday 9 July.

To get access to priority booking, find out how you can become an RSC Member or Supporter


We are offering bundle discounts for booking multiple shows, available until 10 July. You will receive a 15% discount for booking four or more of the Stratford shows going on sale, and 10% if you book both A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Buddha of Suburbia.

Discounts are available for over 65s, Disabled people and carers, families, UK school and college groups and groups of 10 or more.

£10 Tickets are available for 14-25-year-olds and full-time students, supported by TikTok. Find out more about RSC £10 Tickets.

Assisted Performances

We have a range of assisted performances on selected dates throughout the year. Discover all our upcoming dates and booking details.

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