A team of RSC staff, headed by Executive Director Catherine Mallyon, are limbering up to help the Stitch In Time campaign by taking part in this year’s Stratford Half Marathon.

Our Running Wardrobe team, made up of 11 staff from different departments, will take to the streets of Stratford to raise £10,000 towards the campaign, which supports the restoration and redevelopment of the Costume Workshop.

Catherine Mallyon said: “Costume-making is central to everything we do at the RSC and is shared with audiences all year round on our stages, and through live broadcasts straight into cinemas and schools. Taking part in the Stratford Marathon and Half Marathon to aid our Stitch In Time campaign is a chance to show how dedicated the whole RSC is to our Costume Workshop project."

team of 7 people standing on steps outside the RST wearing hats and crowns
The Running Wardrobe marathon team with costumes and props for the Stitch In Time campaign
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Stitch In Time is now closing in on its fundraising target, with £250,000 left to raise. Thousands of people from around the world have already supported the project including contributions from the local Stratford community, major philanthropists, trusts and foundations and businesses. The redevelopment will:

  • Create improved facilities for costume making
  • Care for the RSC’s heritage Grade II listed buildings, including the 1887 Scene Dock, which will become a new entrance to the RSC’s offices
  • Create more space to enable new training and apprenticeship opportunities to secure the future of costume making in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Enable visitors to experience the heritage of our world-class costume workshop for themselves through tours, digital experiences and education, participation and outreach opportunities

To support Catherine and the Running Wardrobe team, visit the Stitch In Time JustGiving page.

Running wardrobe banner with letters cut out in fabric