When you join the RSC as a Patron, Artists Circle or Production Circle supporter, you receive an array of benefits and join a community of other supporters. You will be providing invaluable support for our work on and off stage as a theatre and a performing arts and learning charity.

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 ahead of Members
    • Regular Patrons’ news and updates
    • US specific updates by email
    • Invitations to exclusive Patrons' events in the UK and US
    • 10% discount at RSC Rooftop Restaurant, bars, cafés and shop (including our online shop) 


  • Silver Patrons

    $1,500 per year

    All the benefits of Bronze Patron plus:

    • An additional day's 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, US and online
    • Acknowledgement in theatre programmes and our Annual Review
    • 15% discount at RSC Rooftop Restaurant, cafés and 20% discount in the RSC shop (including our online shop) 


  • Gold Patrons

    $7,500 per year

    All the benefits of Silver Patron plus:

    • The highest level of Priority Booking
    • Opportunities to meet members of the RSC artistic teams in the UK and US
    • Invitations to all Stratford press performances
    • Personalised ticket booking


  • Artists Circle

    $15,000 per year

    We invite our Artists Circle America ($15,000+) supporters to join us for a specially curated weekend of activities in the UK to celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday in April each year. Join us in London on Thursday evening for a theatre performance and dinner with fellow Artist Circle America supporters and an RSC creative expert who will offer insight into the play. On Friday, we will arrange transport to Stratford-upon-Avon where supporters will be welcomed by RSC senior leadership and creatives for a weekend of insights, celebrations and productions to be enjoyed with fellow supporters. The highlight of the weekend is our Artistic Director’s Dinner with artists from the RSC’s past and present.*  

    Throughout the rest of the year Artists Circle America supporters also enjoy:

    • New York screenings of RSC productions and receptions hosted by RSC leadership  
    • In-person and virtual meetings with RSC artists and leadership to hear first-hand about the areas of our work that interest you the most  
    • Invitations to observe rehearsals in London and Stratford-upon-Avon giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how great theatre comes to life  
    • Opportunities to meet the beneficiaries of your support, for example at actor workshops  
    • The highest level of priority booking with a personal contact in the Development team, who can book the best tickets in the house for RSC productions all around the world and help arrange restaurant, hotel bookings and travel arrangements as part of a tailored itinerary for your visits to Stratford-upon-Avon and London  
    • Plus all the benefits of Gold Patron support 

    To find out more about joining our Artists Circle in the US please contact Pete Warman on + 44 1789 403476 or email pete.warman@rsc.org.uk.



    From $32,000 per year

    Select a production and enjoy regular opportunities to meet the actors and creatives as it develops from the rehearsal room to live performance at times convenient to you. This could include a concept meeting with the show director, online or in person, sitting in on company rehearsals whilst you are in the UK and seeing the costumes being made in the RSC’s Costume Workshop in Stratford-upon-Avon. 

    We tailor opportunities to your diary and the availability of the artists and creatives whenever you can visit. Whilst you are not in the UK we will share regular updates on design, workshops, script development and production news.   

    You will have 10 tickets to use throughout the run in Stratford-upon-Avon, or London transfers, join the company at the press night post-show party and celebrate the end of the run with dinner with members of the company and fellow Production Circle supporters.  

    Your support will be acknowledged on the production’s webpage, in season leaflets, selected marketing materials for your show, and in the programme as well as on supporter listings in the RSC foyers, online, in programmes, and in our Annual Review.  

    You will also receive invitations to all Artists Circle America and Patron events in London, Stratford-upon-Avon and New York*, as well as regular RSC news and the highest level of priority booking and booking assistance.  

    * Events may have limited availability and extra costs may apply.  

    To find out more about joining the Production Circle please contact Pete Warman on +44 (0) 20 8016 5009 or email pete.warman@rsc.org.uk.