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

Friday 21 July, 4pm
Catherine Mallyon
Holy Trinity Parish Centre

We are thrilled that Catherine Mallyon, Executive Director of the RSC, has agreed to become our Best Friend for this year and are especially delighted that she has volunteered to speak to us in July. Among other things, she wants to tell us about plans for the Costume Workshop and this is sure to be most interesting and exciting. When we last had Catherine as our guest there was snow on the ground and many people were unable to attend – we hope many of you will join us this summertime to show our appreciation of our new Best Friend.

Booking opens on Tuesday 6 June and closes on Wednesday 19 July

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Saturday 23 September, 10.30am
James Corrigan
Holy Trinity Parish Centre

James Corrigan is one of the busiest Actors in the current company, playing Mark Antony in Julius Caesar and Agrippa in Antony & Cleopatra.  He is also collaborating with students from University of Birmingham to put on a production of Much Ado About Nothing at the Dell – in a week!

Many of you will recall his wonderfully moving performance of the St Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V at our reception for Shakespeare’s Birthday so we are very much looking forward to meeting with him again in September.

Booking opens on Tuesday 6 June and closes on Thursday 21 September

Book Tickets

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.

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