Whether you love or loathe Christmas, we've got you covered this December.

A group of people celebrate as a man raises a boy on his shoulders, holding up a trophy.
The Boy in the Dress.
Photo by Manuel Harlan © RSC Browse and license our images

Catch a show in Stratford

We have three fantastic productions playing in Stratford-upon-Avon this month:

  • See our family-friendly musical The Boy in the Dress in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  • Head to the Swan for King John, Eleanor Rhode's vision of a nation in turmoil
  • Discover a world of priceless treasures in A Museum in Baghdad, also playing at the Swan Theatre

Say goodbye to 2019 in style

Book a table in our Rooftop Restaurant for New Year's Eve and enjoy a delicious three or four course menu with a Champagne cocktail.You can keep the party going after you've eaten, as the bar will stay open until the very early hours of 2020...

Sort out your Christmas shopping

Whether you're buying for your nearest and dearest or just need something for your awkward Secret Santa, you'll find what you're looking for at the RSC shop. Get some inspiration from our gift guide then head across in person or have a browse online to get Christmas all wrapped up.

Get closer to the world of theatre with a tour

We have a range of one-hour tours to give you a taste of what happens behind the scenes at the RSC. Find out about the history of our theatres and how shows go from page to stage, before getting a bird's eye view of Stratford from the top of the tower.

A family at the top of the tower, a little girl in a pink shirt pointing at something
Take a trip up the tower for great views.
Photo by Lucy Barriball © RSC Browse and license our images

Drop in to The Other Place for free family fun

Come along to Second Saturday on 14 December for free arts, crafts and activities inspired by Shakespeare and theatre making. There's no need to book: just head over between 1-3pm and get stuck in.

Celebrate the joy of being you at our exhibition

Visit the PACCAR Room in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for Rules Don't Apply, a lively and fun exhibition full of activities inspired by The Boy in the Dress. Make a friendship bracelet, play table football, and definitely press the disco button...

Take a trip to the capital

London plays host to five RSC shows this month:

  • There are just a few more days to see #WeAreArrested at the Arcola Theatre before it finishes on 7 December
  • As You Like ItThe Taming of the Shrew and Measure for Measure carry on their run at the Barbican
  • The multi-award winning Matilda The Musical continues at the Cambridge Theatre