Take a magical journey through 100 years of theatre-making in Stratford-upon-Avon with our award-winning interactive exhibition.

  • Swan Cafe, Swan Theatre


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Costume Design Activity Trail in The Play's The Thing

family activities in The Play's The Thing

Activity for ages 7 - 9

Help Francis the Pig find the prop thief by following the hidden clues around the exhibition. Solve the mystery and save the play!

Activity for ages 10+

You are a trainee designer on your first job at the RSC. Use the exhibition as inspiration to design a costume for the next big Shakespeare production. Choose colours, textures and setting, using your imagination to bring the production to life.

Activities are free of charge with your exhibition ticket.