Seven performances will run at a reduced capacity, with audience members asked to wear masks unless exempt.

Our new musical, The Magician's Elephant, will be opening in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on 14 October, and today we are announcing a series of socially distanced performances.

On seven Tuesday evenings, the venue will run at reduced capacity, with audiences seated with an empty row in front of and behind them and with one empty seat between parties to ensure 1m+ social distancing. Unless exempt, audience members will also be asked to wear a mask throughout their visit.

The seven socially distanced performances will take place on the following Tuesdays at 7.15pm:

  • 2, 9, 16 and 23 November
  • 7, 21 and 28 December

Tickets are only bookable by phone from the Box Office, on 01789 331111.

About the show

The Magician’s Elephant tells the story of orphan Peter Augustus Duchene, who lives a frugal life in the lonely town of Baltese. Then one day, a magician conjures an elephant from the sky. The animal’s appearance sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that it changes Baltese forever. Peter is catapulted into the quest of his life, overturning everything he ever thought he knew, and discovering that happiness can come from the most unexpected places. 

Learn more about the music in the show with our new video:

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The Magician's Elephant will run from 14 October 2021 – 1 January 2022 in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.