Find out how donations from those who have chosen to remember us in their wills have helped to support our work - and how you could do the same.

Legacy giving ensures the RSC's future security and artistic freedom. Donations from those who have chosen to remember us in their wills have helped to support our work both on stage and behind the scenes, supporting actor training, education projects and the transformation of our Stratford-upon-Avon home.

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How it works

Each year we receive gifts from people who have kindly chosen to remember us in their Wills. Legacy gifts large and small have helped to build the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, stage productions, create education projects, enable artist training and grow our endowment fund.

The Benefactors Circle is a group of individuals who have pledged a legacy to our future. We welcome its members to an annual event, which gives insight into various aspects of the company today and demonstrates how legacy giving has contributed to the ongoing work of the company.

How to leave a legacy

Leaving us a gift can be relatively straightforward. Here are some guidelines on words to include in your Will, but we recommend discussing a bequest with a qualified professional such as a Will writer or solicitor.

Leaving us a share of your estate

I give (specify 'all' or state 'percentage share') of my residuary estate to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6BB (Registered Charity No. 212481) for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.

Leaving us a fixed amount

I give the sum of (amount in figures or words) to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6BB (Registered Charity No. 212481) for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other authorisedofficer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.

Let us know if you are leaving a legacy 

By telling us you have pledged a legacy we can keep you informed about our work and welcome you to our Benefactors Circle.

To notify us please email development@rsc.org.uk or call 01789 272234.

 

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