Our President, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, paid us a visit in Stratford-upon-Avon today (Tuesday).

His Royal Highness donned a hard hat to visit the Costume Workshop building site on Waterside, where he found out more about the restoration work we are doing on the site.

Then he moved to The Other Place to our Costume Hire department, where we hire out costumes from former shows. There he met members of our Costume Team, including Head of Costume Alistair McArthur.

Alistair said: “We talked about how we are trying to keep skills alive through the Costume Workshop, and how we want to celebrate that, and about the apprenticeships that mean we can pass those skills on.”

Following the visit to Costume Store His Royal Highness watched a short excerpt from The Boy in the Dress.