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

Edward Bennett as Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost 2014
Love's Labour's Lost, 2014
Photo by Manuel Harlan © RSC – Image Licensing

What and when

The RSC Friends enjoy a lively programme of events. Guests at past talks include Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. RSC Friends' events currently take place in Stratford-upon-Avon, London and Newcastle.

Current events

Christmas Tea Party

Saturday 12 December, 5pm 
Upper Circle Bar, RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon

At the beginning of July we were asked when our tea party would take place as the RSC wanted to make sure the Christmas trees would be up in time for it - a kind thought which led to making arrangements, ordering mince pies in the heat of summer!

Please join us again this year for a delicious afternoon tea to which all members of the Acting Company will be invited. A great time to chat with other Friends and guests and there will, of course, be a raffle to boost the funds which we are able to use to help the Company.

Tickets: £11 Friends/£13 Guests (one per Friend) 
Booking closes at 5pm on Monday 7 December

Man's Best Friends - dog walking group

Our regular dog-walking group in Stratford-upon-Avon, meeting on the third 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 £6 for Friends, £7 for guests and £2.50 for guests aged 18 years or under* (unless otherwise stated). *Please note 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. For most events, Friends may only bring one guest.

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

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