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Rebooking tickets

If you have booked tickets for The Magician’s Elephant in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or The Wars of the Roses in the Swan Theatre for 2020, we will contact you by email to confirm if you wish to exchange your tickets to a new performance in Winter 2021, or to discuss your other options.

We very much hope that you will feel able to transfer your booking to next Winter: this is extremely helpful in supporting and sustaining the RSC in the short term, and we will be excited to share these wonderful shows with you – just a little later than planned. 

For Patrons and Members who wish to make a new booking for Winter 2021, please see Priority Booking dates below. 

Wars of the Roses Part 1 & Part 2 close up of rose

The Wars of the Roses:
Part 1 & Part 2

William Shakespeare

Experience the thrill of rebellion, the brutality of battle, the tension of intrigue and ambition without boundaries.

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For The Wars of the Roses, we will transform the ground floor of the Swan Theatre with new grandstand seating and 100 standing arena spaces, immersing you in the action. Stand and move amongst the actors; hear every heartbeat, see every bead of sweat and feel part of every battle. Seating in Galleries 1 and 2 will remain unchanged. See the full seating plan and our visualisation of the auditorium.


The Magician's Elephant

New musical by Nancy Harris and Marc Teitler, based on Kate DiCamillo's best-selling novel 

A magician conjures an elephant from the sky, setting off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that it changes life in this quiet and lonely town forever.

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Priority Booking dates

Priority Booking for The Wars of the Roses: Parts 1 and and The Magician's Elephant in our Autumn 2021 season opens on:

  • Monday 10 August - Production Circle, Artists Circle, Gold, Silver and Bronze Patrons
  • Tuesday 11 August - Members and Subscribers 

Want to know where to sit? See seating plans for Stratford and London theatres.

Join the RSC from £20 to access Priority Booking. You can join online or call the Membership Office on 01789 403440 (Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm).


The Wars of the Roses is supported by RSC Production Circle Members Agnieszka and Witold Balaban, The Hitz Foundation, Ms Teresa Tsai, Marcia Whitaker and Kathleen J. Yoh.

The Magician's Elephant is supported by RSC Production Circle members Elizabeth Boissevain and Andrew Jeffreys, and is a recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

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

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