Find out how a donation can help our work and support us to bring the best Shakespearean theatre to audiences in the US.

Our production of Hamlet starring Paapa Essiedu toured to Washington's Kennedy Center in May 2018.
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How you can support us

RSC America is an independent organisation based in New York, established as tax exempt under IRS 501(c)(3). It supports our activities in the UK, the US and throughout the world. The RSC America Board periodically reviews grant proposals from the RSC and distributes funds to support it.

All gifts to RSC America are greatly appreciated. All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

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RSC America Supporter Levels

  • Bronze Patrons

    $225 per year

    • Priority Booking up to four days before Members
    • Patrons’ News
    • Special US specific updates by email
    • Invitations to special Patron’s events in the UK and US
    • 10% discount at RSC Rooftop Restaurant, bars, cafés and shop
    • No ticket exchange or resale fee


  • Silver Patrons

    $1,500 per year

    • All the benefits of Bronze Patron plus:
    • An additional two days' Priority Booking before Bronze Patrons
    • Access to tickets for 'sold-out' performances in the UK and US (where possible)
    • Special insight events in the UK and US
    • Acknowledgement in theatre programmes and our Annual Review
    • 15% discount at RSC Rooftop Restaurant, cafés and 20% discount in the RSC shop


  • Gold Patrons

    $7,500 per year

    • All the benefits of Silver Patron plus:
    • The highest level of Priority Booking – one day before Silver Patrons
    • Opportunities to meet members of the RSC artistic teams in the UK and US
    • Invitations to all Stratford press performances and private viewings of RSC exhibitions
    • Personalised ticket booking


  • Artists Circle

    $15,000 per year

    All the benefits of Gold Patron plus:

    • The highest level of priority booking with a personal contact in the Development team to access the best tickets in the house for our performances around the world
    • A programme of insight events and open rehearsals in New York, London and Stratford-upon-Avon, that reveal the art of great theatre-making
    • Help with hotel and restaurant bookings when visiting Stratford-upon-Avon and a personalised itinerary to meet RSC artists and leadership to hear first-hand about the areas of our work that interest you the most
    • Private backstage tour of the Stratford-upon-Avon theatres
    • Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday (23 April) in Stratford-upon-Avon with a weekend of events, the highlight of which is our Artistic Director's Dinner with artists from the RSC's past and present
    • Invitations to spend the evening with our artists and emerging talent at our Annual Artists' Reception in London
    • Advance notice of our upcoming seasons
    • Acknowledgement of your support on our website, in the RSC foyers, in all RSC programmes, and in our Annual Review

    To find out more about joining our Artists Circle in the US please contact Pete Warman on + 44 1789 403476 or email



    From $32,000 per year

    As our closest supporters, you will enjoy all the benefits of the Artists Circle plus:

    • Regular opportunities to engage in your chosen production as it develops from the rehearsal room to the live performance onstage at times convenient to you. This could include a concept meeting with the show director, invitations to sit in on company rehearsals and the opportunity to see the costumes being made in the RSC’s Costume Workshop.
    • A package of 10 tickets for use throughout the run in Stratford-upon-Avon, or as part of any London transfer. If used on Press Night this would also include an invitation for you and your guests to join the acting company at our post-show party.
    • An end of season celebratory dinner at a select restaurant with members of the company.
    • Regular updates on the development of the production.
    • Highest priority ticket access to any other RSC production.
    • Invitations to all other RSC major donor supporter events in London, Stratford-upon-Avon and New York, incorporating all benefits of the Artists Circle.
    • Acknowledgement of your support in the RSC foyers, on our website, in all RSC programmes, and in our Annual Review.

    To find out more about becoming a US Major Supporter please contact Pete Warman on +44 1789 403476 or email