As one of our Friends, you can enjoy special exclusive events such as In Conversations with RSC actors.

The RSC Friends enjoy a lively programme of events, including In Conversations with actors from the current RSC companies and day trips. Guests at past talks include Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Antony Sher. RSC Friends' events currently take place in Stratford-upon-Avon and London.

Upcoming events


    Stratford Methodist Church
    Friday 15 March, 4pm
    Mathew Baynton is playing Bottom in Eleanor Rhode’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mathew has been seen in many television roles including Horrible Histories and was one of the creators, writers, and executive producers of the BBC series GhostsYou may also remember him playing Shakespeare in the film Bill.

    Tickets £6 Friends/Patrons, £7 Guests, £3 for under 25s



    Upper Circle Bar
    Saturday 20 April, 9.30am
    Shakespeare’s Birthday is always a highlight of our year and we look forward to welcoming Friends and special guests to our reception where we can raise a toast to Shakespeare’s memory, eat birthday cake, listen to readings, and sing Happy Birthday before going to watch the procession in the town.

    Tickets £8 Friends/Patrons, £9 Guests



    Riverside Cafe, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
    Wednesday 15 May, 2.30pm – 4pm

    No need to book for this informal gathering – just get yourself a drink from the cafe and join us for a chat.

Booking tickets

You need to be an RSC Friend to book for these events. Tickets for Friends' events are usually £6 for Friends, £7 for guests and £3 for under 25s (unless otherwise stated). We recommend RSC Friends' events are suitable for children aged 12 and above.

Please note guest tickets may only be purchased by current RSC Friends on behalf of their guest.

All profits from Friends' events go towards supporting our programme of activities or towards the cost of equipment required by our departments.

Tickets can be booked online or by contacting the RSC Box Office on 01789 331111.