Find out how you can treat yourself, your friends and your family this festive season.

Join us for a show

The Magician's Elephant and The Comedy of Errors are both entering their final month, while we're pleased to say that Matilda The Musical is now booking into December 2022 at the Cambridge Theatre in London.

With its final shows on 1 January, now is the perfect time to book for our new musical, The Magician's Elephant, in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Socially-distanced performances are taking place on 7, 21 and 28 December, and visitors on 14 December can join us for a free post-show talk after the performance. See our Tickets page to find out about these events, as well as our other assisted performances taking place over the month.

If you're in London, Phillip Breen's hilarious production of The Comedy of Errors runs until 31 December at the Barbican. Visit their website to book and to find full details of their assisted performances and special events around the show.

A man and woman kicking their legs out as they dance.
The Magician's Elephant in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Photo by Manuel Harlan © RSC Browse and license our images

Walk the Christmas window trail

Follow the elephant through Stratford-upon-Avon to discover 24 unique and surprising window displays created in partnership with local shops, community groups and independent businesses. Find an elephant in each display, inspired by our winter musical.

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Enjoy a meal out on the town

Savour our delicious, seasonal food or sip a fabulous show-themed cocktail or mocktail in the relaxed and stylish surroundings of our acclaimed Rooftop Restaurant, with stunning views across Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Our fixed price pre-theatre menu and yummy children’s menu are served on show days, and on Sundays we also have a roast dinner option available. 

Three dishes from our Winter 2021 Rooftop Restaurant menu.
Three dishes from our Winter 2021 pre-theatre menu.
Photos by Elin Englund © RSC Browse and license our images

Get ready for Christmas

The final date to order for UK delivery by Christmas is 18 December, so there's still plenty of time to stock up on goodies and gifts from our Shop. Browse our selection online for toys, books, decorations and other great present ideas, or come and visit us in person at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Experience our special patrons' events

Become a patron to join us for our Magician's Elephant Christmas party in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on 3 December. Or, if you're in London on 9 December, don't miss our Comedy of Errors Christmas drinks at the Barbican.

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