Updated 14 January

Our theatres are closed for full productions until later in 2021, but we continue to work on events and activity, including, Tales For Winter: Your Place or Ours - a series of stripped back events throughout December and January.

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The Royal Shakespeare Theatre from the Bancroft Gardens
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Postponed and cancelled performances

Planned performances and other ticketed events scheduled for the autumn and winter have been postponed or cancelled including:

  • All planned performances of The Winter’s Tale and The Comedy of Errors are postponed
  • The Wars of The Roses Part 1 and Part 2 - now postponed from autumn 2021 until 2022
  • Our new family musical The Magician’s Elephant is now on sale for winter 2021
  • The First Encounters with Shakespeare tour of Twelfth Night - postponed
  • Our Barbican annual residency for 2020 - cancelled
  • All performances of Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre are cancelled until the end of May 2021

The ability to stage the productions is dependent on government advice on social distancing and whether it is financially viable to open our theatres and perform to audiences.

Our extensive online performance, event and education activity continues. Find out more with Home Learning with the RSC and At Home with Shakespeare.


Our Box Office team is in the process of contacting everyone who has tickets booked for all cancelled or postponed performances to discuss their options. These include the possibility of exchanging tickets, donating the cost of tickets, accepting an RSC Gift Voucher or arranging a full refund.

Owing to the volume of orders we need to process, we are contacting people in date order, in the week that they were due to attend a performance. We will therefore be in touch with you at the start of the week during which you were due to visit us. 

Please do not try and contact the Box Office at the moment; we promise we will be in touch with you as soon as we can.


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The RSC is a charity and our mission is to transform lives through amazing experiences of Shakespeare and great theatre. If you can, please consider supporting us by making a donation and Keep Your RSC.




  • Why haven't you contacted me?

  • What plans do you have to stream online performances?

  • Are you honouring gift vouchers that expired during the pandemic?

  • What are my refund options if I book tickets now?

Contact us

Our phone lines are closed. If you were due to visit us, our Box Office team will be in touch to discuss your refund options. If you do need to get in touch with us, then please email tickets@rsc.org.uk.

Do you have more questions? Visit our main Contact Us and FAQs page.