Join us to watch the Coronation live from The Other Place, enjoy a delicious Coronation themed afternoon tea and watch the RSC perform live from Windsor castle on BBC One.

The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort takes place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May 2023. Monday 8 May has been designated a Bank Holiday, so we are looking forward to three days of coronation celebrations. 

All weekend in Stratford our Coronation Afternoon Tea is available in the Rooftop Restaurant and the newly reopened The Play's The Thing exhibition is open and free to visit. You can also book a guided tour, starting at 10.15am on all three days and enjoy beautiful willow sculptures, inspired by plant and flower seed pods in the Swan Gardens, At the Forest's Edge.

Saturday 6 May

Join us at The Other Place from 10am to watch the Coronation with free refreshments available. We are streaming the coverage from 10am with the service starting at 11am. There's no charge to come and watch and no booking - just turn up.

You will also find a ‘King for the day’ throne selfie moment alongside free craft activities for children until 1pm.

Now King Charles stand with Erica Whyman and Catherine Mallyon with a man behind them
RSC Acting Artistic Director Erica Whyman (left) and Catherine Mallyon (right) with the now King Charles III.
Photo by Josh Moore © RSC Browse and license our images


Just a few steps from The Other Place you have two opportunities to catch our brand new production of Cymbeline on Saturday, directed by Gregory Doran. The matinee starts at 1.15pm and the evening performance at 7.15pm.

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Sunday 7 May

We are taking part in the Coronation Concert, which will be live from Windsor Castle on Saturday evening. The event begins at 8pm and will be broadcast live by the BBC on BBC One and iPlayer, as well as other TV stations around the world. 

We are joining together with The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera, the Royal College of Music and the Royal College of Art to create a spectacular one-off performance, based around themes of love and togetherness, combining music, dance, art and theatre.

At the centre of the show, we will perform excerpts from a Shakespeare play, featuring Ncuti Gatwa, who received an Ian Charleson Commendation for his role of Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet at Home Theatre Manchester, and has also been cast as the 15th Doctor Who, and Mei Mac who played Mei in our Olivier award-winning stage adaptation, My Neighbour Totoro.

King Charles III in front with Tim Minchin, harriet Walter, David Tennant and Paapa Essiedu behind
The now King Charles III performs on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage in 2016 with Tim Minchin, Harriet Walter, David Tennant and Paapa Essiedu. They were directed by Gregory Doran as part of Shakespeare Live! From the RSC, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and broadcast on BBC Two.
Photo by Helen Maybanks © RSC Browse and license our images
Published 28 April 2023
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