Wigs and Make-up - Buy tickets
Saturday 5 April, 3pm
Room 2, Clore Learning Centre, Waterside

Last year, we gifted £12,000 to the RSC Wigs and Make-Up Department to help them with their amazing craft. As a thank you, Fi Keston, RSC Assistant Wig and Make-Up Artist, will give us a unique insight into her behind-the-scenes world including a demonstration of how a wig is constructed and the art of transforming an actor into an onstage character.

Tickets: £5 Friends/£6 Guests.
For this event, we only have the capacity for Friends to bring a maximum of one guest each.
Booking opens Tuesday 25 March and closes on Thursday 3 April, 3pm

Shakespeare's Birthday Reception  - Buy tickets
Saturday 26 April, 9.30am
Upper Circle Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
We will be celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday this year in the time-honoured way with toasts, birthday cake and readings in the Upper Circle Bar. This is always a good way to start the annual celebrations and we hope that you will be able to attend, wearing a sprig of rosemary (for remembrance) if possible.

Tickets: £7 Friends/£8 Guests.
Booking opens Tuesday 25 March and closes on Monday 21 April, 9.30am

Jasper Britton - Buy tickets
Friday 13 June, 2pm
Holy Trinity Parish Centre

Many of us have fond memories of Jasper Britton's performances - most notably as Petruchio in Gregory Doran's 2003 productions of The Taming of the Shrew and The Tamer Tamed - so we are particularly pleased that he is returning to RSC to play King Henry IV this summer. Jasper will meet with us in June and we look forward to an interesting and entertaining afternoon.

Tickets: £5 Friends/£6 Guests/£2.50 under 18s and RSC Key Members
Booking opens Tuesday 25 March and closes on Wednesday 11 June, 2pm

Man's Best Friends
A Friends' dog walking group is meeting on the third Wednesday of the month, starting from the gate of the Butterfly Farm at 10am, then walking in a rough circle via the Tramway to end up at the Riverside café at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for coffee. Older dogs can take a shorter route to the coffee, and variations on the route will always be considered. Please join us with or without your dog. It takes about an hour, and it's very good fun!

RSC Friends' Discussion Group
Viv Graver, an RSC Friend based in Stratford-upon-Avon has established an informal discussion group in response to the season's plays. If you would be interested in joining the group please email her at and she will let you know when and where the next meeting will be taking place.


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