Be at the heart of great theatre-making

Everyone at the RSC – from actors to armourers, musicians to technicians – plays a part in creating the world you see on stage. Join the Artists Circle and invest in the very best theatre-makers and nurture the talent of the future.

To thank you for your support, you will enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes access to our shows and opportunities to meet the artists you support. Your personal Relationship Manager can bring you closer to the RSC's work by arranging meetings with artists, producers and key creatives, and offer unique experiences such as visits to the rehearsal rooms and to workshops to get closer to the work you see onstage and the teams who create it behind the scenes.

The Artists Circle give £10,000 a year to support actors in the rehearsal room with voice coaches, rhetoric workshops and movement directors. You will also train Associate Learning Practitioners to use the same rehearsal room techniques in classrooms around the country, inspiring young people with a love for Shakespeare and his language.

Tony Gardner on his experience as part of the Love's Labour's Lost company in 2024

"I have never felt so supported by a company and the people who work for it in my entire career... I knew that to work at the RSC is a special job for any actor, but it really did exceed my expectations... Please pass on my thanks to EVERYONE for their kindness, professionalism and support."

The Artistic Director's Celebration, 2022. The Other Place

Artists Circle Benefits

Get behind the scenes:
  • Invitations to observe rehearsals in London and Stratford giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how great theatre comes to life
  • In-person and virtual meetings with RSC artists and leadership to hear first-hand about the areas of our work that interest you the most
  • Opportunities to meet the beneficiaries of your support, for example at school festivals, actor workshops, and apprentice open days.
  • A chance to have a private backstage tour of our theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon, including the Costume Workshop, Scenic Workshop and backstage.

Celebrate your support:

  • Access to tickets for every press performance in Stratford-upon-Avon and London (including West End transfers), joining artists and creative teams for drinks receptions*
  • Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday (23 April) in Stratford-upon-Avon with a weekend of exclusive events, the highlight of which is our Artistic Director's Dinner with artists from the RSC's past and present
  • A programme of live and online insight events, such as workshops, panel discussions and receptions, in Stratford-upon-Avon, London and New York with RSC artists and creative teams that reveal the art of great theatre-making

See the shows:

  • The highest level of priority booking with a personal contact in the Development team, who can book the best tickets in the house right up until 48 hours before a performance
  • We help arrange restaurant, hotel bookings and travel arrangements as part of a tailored itinerary for your visits to Stratford-upon-Avon

Little extras:

  • Exclusive benefits from our partners, including discounts at the Arden Hotel situated directly opposite the Stratford-upon-Avon theatres
  • 15% discount at the RSC Rooftop Restaurant, bars and cafes, and 20% discount in the RSC shop
  • Advance notice of our upcoming seasons and regular updates from your personal contact in the Development Team
  • No ticket exchange or resale fees
  • Acknowledgement of your support in the RSC foyers, on our website, in all RSC programmes, and our Annual Review

* Performance tickets are purchased separately and some events may have limited availability.

Visit our events page for the latest list of exclusive events for the Artists Circle.

We are incredibly grateful to our Artists Circle members for their generous support. 

US Tax Payer?

As a US tax payer, you can join the Artists Circle by making a gift to RSC America, a registered 501(C)(3) non-profit organisation.


Your gift to the Royal Shakespeare Company

The value of the benefits offered to our Artists Circle supporters is £449.97. This is the actual cost to the RSC of providing these benefits which can be purchased separately at this price. Any amount given over and above the value of these benefits is given freely as a charitable donation and is therefore eligible for Gift Aid. For more information, or to discuss purchasing benefits separately, contact Pete Warman on 0208 016 5009 or email



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