There's plenty to do at the RSC this month.

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In rehearsal for The Boy in the Dress.
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Be one of the first to see our new musical

Our brand new musical The Boy in the Dress, based on the much-loved book by David Walliams, arrives at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on Friday 8 November.

Plus, there's a talk from the creative team behind the musical on Tuesday 26 November, before the evening's performance.

Take in a live set from Lady Maisery

Award-winning folk trio Lady Maisery will be back at The Other Place on Wednesday 20 November, following their sell-out show last December.

Watch Timon of Athens at the cinema

Kathryn Hunter stars in the title role as Simon Godwin's sumptuous show is screened in cinemas on Wednesday 20 November.

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Timon of Athens.
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Enjoy a whisky tasting in the Rooftop Restaurant

For an evening of food and drink, why not come to our unique whisky tasting event? Sample a range of single malts paired with a four-course meal, hosted by Balvenie's master distiller.

Hear free poetry and music at The Other Place

November Plot bring their high energy show to Susie's Cafe Bar on Thursday 7 November, as part of our Play On series.

Plus, our last Bright Smoke poetry night of the year is on Thursday 14 November, with headliner Dan Webber and support from Megan Scott.

Catch a show in the Swan Theatre

Shakespeare's story of a nation in turmoil, King John, and Hannah Khalil's A Museum in Baghdad both continue their runs at the Swan Theatre this month.

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A Museum in Baghdad.
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Celebrate you at our PACCAR Room exhibition

Come to our Rules Don't Apply exhibition on Level 2 of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre to explore identity and friendship in an event co-created by artist Megan Clark-Bagnall and young people from our October half-term activities.

Join our Baby and Toddler Group

Our new term of Shakespeare-inspired sensory play starts on Monday at The Other Place, with five sessions costing just £25. 

Travel further afield...

You can also catch a range of RSC shows around the country this month:

  • #WeAreArrested starts its run at the Arcola Theatre in London on 13 November
  • As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew and Measure for Measure play at the Barbican in London, along with a series of special events and debates
  • Our First Encounters production of The Merchant of Venice reaches Canterbury, Hull and Nottingham on its tour
  • The multi-award winning Matilda The Musical continues at the Cambridge Theatre in London