Artists Circle Events

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Upcoming Events for Artists Circle Members

From discussions with RSC leadership, creatives and company, to double-bill weekends - enjoy these exclusive events in Stratford-upon-Avon and London to meet our closest supporters and gain a deeper insight into our work. Production Circle, Season Supporters and Major Gift Supporters are invited to join Artists Circle events.

REHEARSAL INSIGHT: AS YOU LIKE IT

Wednesday 3 July, 4-6pm, Clapham Rehearsal Rooms, London, free

An opportunity to observe Director Brendan O'Hea in the rehearsal room for this new production of As You Like It.

KYOTO: CONFERENCE

Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July, Stratford-upon-Avon, some events require advance booking to reserve a free ticket and one event has an entry charge

Join us for a specially curated programme of creative and participatory events reflecting the messiness of agreement, negotiation and hope that collided at COP3 in Kyoto in 1997. You are invited to discuss, watch, play and create.

Activities will include a People's Assembly, panel discussions, pop-up performances and exhibitions and installations across our sites. See the full conference programme

SUMMER SHOWCASE

Tuesday 9 July, 2pm-late, Stratford-upon-Avon

 

Schools Playmaking Festival pre-show reception from 2pm, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, free

Playmaking Festival performance 3-4.30pm, RST, free

Students at our partner schools from all over the country perform live on our main stage in this special and heart-warming showcase of their work with us over the last year. You will be introduced to a member of the Learning team before the performance. See how your support has brought these young people together.

 

Pericles rehearsal insight 4.45-6pm, Ashcroft Room, free

Join Co-Artistic Director Tamara Harvey in the Pericles rehearsal room for an exclusive insight into the development of the production, her first for the RSC.

 

Press: The School for Scandal 6pm-late, RST, tickets from £70

This is followed by the press night of The School for Scandal, including pre-show reception, interval drinks and post-show party.

NEXT GENERATION ACT: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

Saturday 24 August, 1pm, The Holloway Garden Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Our learning team will meet you before a performance by our Next Generation Act company, to share details of our youth talent development programme.

ARTISTS CIRCLE DOUBLE SHOW DAY

Saturday 21 September, 1.15pm-late, Stratford-upon-Avon, tickets from £65, dinner included

Join fellow Artists Circle members for a double bill of shows, starting with a matinee of Northern Ballet's Romeo & Juliet in the RST, followed by dinner in the Rooftop Restaurant with RSC leadership and artists before the last performance of Pericles in the Swan Theatre, which is Co-Artistic Director Tamara Harvey's directing debut for the RSC.

SAVE THE DATE: PERICLES PRESS NIGHT AND A CULTURAL WEEKEND IN CHICAGO

Friday 25 October, Chicago

To celebrate the RSC's return to Chicago for the first time in 30 years, join Director Tamara Harvey for the press night of Pericles at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. For supporters making the trip, we will plan a weekend of cultural tours and talks to explore this beautiful city at its perfect time of year.

More details to follow, please get in touch to express your interest.

REHEARSAL INSIGHT: TWELFTH NIGHT

Wednesday 13 November, afternoon, Clapham Rehearsal Rooms, London, free

Observe Director Prasanna Puwanarajah in the rehearsal room for this new production of Twelfth Night.

Actor availability and rehearsal opportunities are scheduled with every intention to proceed as stated. As freelance professionals and a working theatre, availability may change at the last minute.

Press Nights

Press night attendance is available to Artists Circle Members and Major Supporters with the purchase of a performance ticket. In the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, we will welcome you to pre-show and interval drinks. In the Swan Theatre and The Other Place, there will be interval drinks only, and in The Holloway Garden Theatre there will be pre-show drinks only. London press nights will include pre-show receptions and interval drinks. New for this season, members of the Artists Circle are invited to attend the after-show party for all press nights. 

  • AS YOU LIKE IT

    Wednesday 24 July, The Holloway Garden Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • PERICLES

    Wednesday 7 August, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • THE NEW REAL

    Thursday 10 October, The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • OTHELLO

    Tuesday 22 October, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA

    Tuesday 29 October, The Barbican, London
  • THE RED SHOES

    Thursday 14 November, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

    Tuesday 10 December, The Barbican, London
  • TWELFTH NIGHT

    Thursday 12 December, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • HAMLET

    Tuesday 18 February, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • EDWARD II

    Wednesday 5 March, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • OPENING NIGHT: MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO

    Thursday 20 March, Gillian Lynne Theatre, London

Upcoming Patrons' events

Our Artist Circle members and Major Supporters are also welcome to attend Patrons events throughout the year, including the Patron's Summer and Christmas Parties. Events can be booked online or by contacting a member of the Major Giving team.

  • Open Set Changeover: The School for Scandal to The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • Patrons’ Summer Party: Pericles

  • Seasonal Streaming: Othello (2015)

  • PATRONS' DRINKS: OTHELLO

  • PATRONS' EVENING: THE RED SHOES

  • PATRONS' MATINEE DRINKS: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

  • PATRONS' DRINKS: EDWARD II

  • PATRONS: YOUR YEAR AHEAD

  • MORTON HALL TULIP FESTIVAL AND PATRONS’ TOURS

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