Please note: The Play's The Thing will be closed from 10-21 June 2019 to bring in new items to the exhibition.
Open daily in Stratford-upon-Avon from 10.20am
Take a magical journey through 100 years of theatre-making in Stratford-upon-Avon. On display are stunning costumes and props from our archives as well as a rare copy of Shakespeare's first folio.
Get hands-on with our interactive exhibits:
- Director’s ‘desk’ – discover the inspiration behind some of our most acclaimed shows
- Play Hamlet alongside actor Ewart James Walters, using state-of-the-art gaming technology
- Magic Costume Mirror – try on virtual costumes from our collection and take a photo
- Discover gory details of theatre-making through the A-Z of Shakespeare’s secrets and stories
The exhibition starts on the ground floor of the Swan Theatre, by the entrance to the Swan Cafe, and continues up to the floor above.
The Play's The Thing will be closed from 10-21 June 2019 as part of a planned changeover. It re-opens on Saturday 22 June with new costumes and props on display.