Come and explore our Stratford home this holiday season, with tours, exhibitions, shows and activities throughout the festive period.

To help you plan your visit, here's a break-down of our opening times and what's on over Christmas.


  • Friday 22 and Saturday 23 December – usual opening hours from 10am
  • Sunday 24 and Monday 25 December – closed
  • Tuesday 26 December – open from 12noon
  • 27-31 December – usual opening hours from 10am
  • Monday 1 January – open from 12noon
  • From Tuesday 2 January – back to normal

Performances in Stratford-upon-Avon

See our What's On page for dates and tickets to our winter performances of:

Performances in London

Audiences in London can see performances of:


A white Christmas tree branch with a swan ornament and glass bauble
Our Swan Cafe has been decorated ready for Christmas.
Photo by Sara Beaumont © RSC Browse and license our images

Other Activities

Our usual selection of events and activities are also available, including:

  • The Play's The Thing – our interactive exhibition takes you on a magical journey through 100 years of theatre-making
  • Theatre tours – get closer to the world of theatre and enjoy spectacular views from our Tower
  • Food and drink – pop in for a quick coffee or relax for a full three-course spread at one of our cafes and restaurants
  • Children's activities – with our dressing up box, play cart and adventure bags, there is plenty for children to enjoy, whatever the weather
For further information about planning your day with us, check out our Visitors' page