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

The Friends is a volunteer organisation working in three areas - Stratford-upon-Avon, London and Newcastle. It's led by voluntary co-ordinators and was 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.

Prince Hal lifts a crown while kneeling next to his father who is lying in bed
Henry IV Part II 2014
Photo by Kwame Lestrade © RSC – Image Licensing

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 403440 (Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm. Excludes bank holidays).

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