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

The RSC Friends enjoy a lively programme of events, including Q&As 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.

King Lear is dressed in his finery sitting on his high throne
Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC Browse and license our images

Current events

Doors will open 20 minutes before events beginning at the Stratford Methodist Church hall. 

These events are now cancelled, a member of our Box Office team will contact you over the coming days to discuss your refund options:

  • Shakespeare Birthday Reception
  • Overnight event to Haworth, Ponden and Shipden (4-5 April)
  • Paul Greenwood special event (30 May)

Decisions about other events will be made closer to the time 


Joseph Kloska

Saturday 4 July, 10.30am
Stratford Methodist Church

Many of you will remember Joseph Kloska’s previous performances in Imperium, Measure For Measure, Written On The Heart and the very moving World War I drama The Christmas Truce in which he played Bruce Bairnsfather.

This season he takes on the challenging role of Leontes in The Winter’s Tale and we are delighted that he has agreed to meet with us at the beginning of July. 

Tickets £6 Friends/£7 Guests/£3 under 18s and RSC Key Members


Dementia Friends

Many RSC staff members have attended sessions designed to make them more aware of the consequences of living with dementia. Last year, one of these sessions was also attended by most of the Friends who volunteer on the Information desk and you will probably note that they now wear a ‘Dementia Friend’ badge whilst on duty. 

We have been offered the opportunity to organise a session for RSC Friends in general. The session lasts for just an hour, would be held during the day and is very helpful and informative. If you are interested, please get in touch with Penny and she will liaise with RSC staff to arrange a date.

Man's Best Friends - dog walking group

Our regular dog-walking group in Stratford-upon-Avon, meeting on the second Wednesday of every month. Gather outside the Butterfly Farm gates at 10am, and take routes to suit you and your dog ending at the theatre for coffee outside. Or just meet us for coffee at 10.45am – everyone is welcome!

RSC Friends' Discussion Group

Viv Graver, a 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.

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 guests aged 18 years or under (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.