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Tales For winter: from our Place to yours

January events announced

Come in from the cold this winter to hear mesmerising tales, both epic and intimate. A series of stripped back events throughout December and January, celebrating the essence of live theatre: an actor, a stage and a story.

Discover dramatic adventures from long ago, the best-loved stories of today, and tales from Shakespeare that resonate through the ages. 

Swingin' the Dream

Royal Shakespeare Company with the Young Vic and Theatre for a New Audience present

Swingin’ the Dream

Presented by Kwame Kwei-Armah

A musical concert performance of a work in progress, telling the story of this intriguing Broadway musical adaptation of Shakespeare. We team up with London’s Young Vic and Theatre for a New Audience (New York) to swing into the new year in style.

Saturday 9 January, 7pm GMT


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Tales From Shakespeare


Michael Morpurgo

The celebrated author's fresh retellings of these timeless stories will be streamed free into UK schools at 11am every Friday for five weeks, then made available for anyone to buy and watch for up to seven days from the following Monday.

  • From 11 January - Michael Morpurgo’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • From 18 January - Michael Morpurgo’s Romeo and Juliet
  • From 25 January - Michael Morpurgo’s The Tempest
  • From 1 February - Michael Morpurgo’s Macbeth
  • From 8 February - Michael Morpurgo’s The Winter’s Tale

Tickets £5, or buy all five for £20. 

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Young Bloods

Young Bloods

From the plays of William Shakespeare
Directed by Tinuke Craig
Curated by members of RSC Next Generation Act Company and Youth Advisory Board

For this special event, we put power into the hands of young people as we appoint members of our Next Generation Act Company and our Youth Advisory Board as RSC Artistic Directors. RSC actors perform extracts from Shakespeare’s plays selected by our young people.

Saturday 16 January, 7pm


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Priority Booking Dates

Priority Booking for the January Tales For Winter events is now open for Major Donors, Production Circle, Artists Circle and RSC Patrons, Members and Subscribers.

Join the RSC from £20 to access Priority Booking. You can join online or call the Box Office on 01789 331111 (Monday - Friday, 12noon - 6pm).

Talking Shakespeare

Our exclusive series of online, live events for RSC subscribers, members and Patrons. Our Artistic Director Gregory Doran invites some very special guests and RSC Associate and Honorary Associate Artists to join him to talk about Shakespeare, their memories of the RSC and more.

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The work of the RSC Literary Department is generously supported by The Drue and H.J. Heinz II Charitable Trust