Bringing the family

  • Play Cart

    Enjoy craft activities from the Play Cart in our Riverside Café.

  • Weston Square

    We run regular events for children and families.

  • Rooftop Restaurant

    Families eating in the Rooftop Restaurant. Photo by Gina Print.

Our buildings are full of family friendly activities and facilities to help you enjoy your visit. 

There are free exhibitions and trails to discover the theatre, a variety of events during the school holidays, as well as workshops from Stage Fighting to Speaking Shakespeare.  Or why not discover more about a Shakespeare play in a Family Workshop?

Family ticket discounts
These are available Monday to Friday evenings and all matinees. They can be booked online, by phone or in person at the theatre.

Family activities
Free exhibitions: Visit us this autumn for an opportunity to try on costumes used on stage at the RSC with our free dressing up box, and enjoy our new exhibition Make-believe: The Art of Neverland as you explore the building.

Play Cart: full of fun activities and available to use every day in the Riverside Cafe.

Family events: including Play in a Day and theatre skills workshops. 

Family tours: behind the scenes secrets and costumes to try on.

Children are also welcome in the Rooftop Restaurant and the Riverside Cafe.

We also run an active education programme working with schools.

Family-friendly facilities

  • Baby changing facilities in all ladies' toilets, plus the Swan Theatre and Rooftop Restaurant accessible toilets for gentlemen
  • Pram-friendly building: level access throughout and lifts to all floors and we can store prams in our cloakroom during the day on request

Tickets and discounts


Taking children to the theatre


Contact us & FAQs

Ticket Hotline

0844 800 1110
Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm

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