There's no substitute for live theatre (well we would say that), but you can still watch lots of fantastic RSC shows from home.



Sky Arts has screened RSC productions of Richard II (2013) starring David Tennant; Hamlet (2016) starring Paapa Essiedu; King Lear (2018) starring Antony Sher; Macbeth (2018) starring Christopher Eccleston. These can also be streamed by Sky customers or on platforms that host Sky Arts.


The BBC has several RSC productions available on iPlayer, following its Season of Shakespeare in 2023. They include Othello (2015) starring Hugh Quarshie and Lucian Msamati and Hamlet (2009) starring David Tennant and Patrick Stewart. Find out more about the season of Shakespeare on BBC Four.

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Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet
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Streaming websites for RSC shows

Streaming sites Marquee TV and Digital Theatre give you the chance to see some of our past productions from the comfort of your own sofa. Each service has many of our previous shows on offer, as well as other content. 

Marquee TV

A Digital Space for Art Lovers - Marquee TV gives access to hundreds of performances from theatres around the world. Marquee TV provides a free seven-day trial period for you to try out its features.

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Digital Theatre

Online home of world-class theatre, streamed directly to your sofa. Digital Theatre has more than 150 shows, from comedy to tragedy, opera to hip hop.

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The list of productions varies on each service and may change over time, but viewers can currently enjoy shows from our 2019 summer season, including our gender-flipped production of The Taming of the Shrew, or go further back to Paapa Essiedu's turn as Hamlet, Antony Sher in King Lear, or Christopher Luscombe's First World War-era Love's Labour's Lost

Boxsets and DVDs

If you can't find what you're looking for, why not visit our online shop to see our full range of DVDs? Find individual DVDs of classic productions, or pick up a boxset for great value entertainment.

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