The RSC Friends is a volunteer organisation, open to Members for £70 per year.

The Friends is a volunteer organisation led by a small group of co-ordinators. The RSC Friends were set up in 1983 to create a closer link between our many enthusiastic supporters and the Company itself. There are more than 1,000 RSC Friends across the UK.

Siobhan McSweeney as Dol Common in The Alchemist
The Alchemist, 2016
Photo by Helen Maybanks © RSC Browse and license our images

How it works

The Friends support us in many ways, either volunteering on the Friends' Desk before performances or at special events, or fundraising for particular projects. The Friends also enjoy a lively programme of events - in the past there have been exclusive events with Patrick Stewart, Antony Sher and other actors. Profits made go directly towards supporting our activities.

RSC Friends benefits 

RSC Friends receive all the benefits of Membership plus:

  • Special events, including Q&As with actors
  • Quarterly Friends' Newsletters detailing exclusive Friends events in Stratford-upon-Avon, Newcastle and London - view a recent newsletter
  • Friends' blog with articles written by RSC Friends -

  • Volunteering and fundraising opportunities

How to become an RSC Friend

Join online

Or call the RSC Membership office on 01789 331328. (Monday - Friday, midday - 6pm. Excludes bank holidays).