Royal Shakespeare Theatre


Situated on Waterside, alongside the River Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is our main 1,040 seater thrust stage auditorium.

It re-opened in November 2010 following our three-year transformation project.

It is a Grade II listed building and retains many of the art deco features of the 1932 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre.

The Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres are open daily from 10am and you are welcome to explore our new home.

Take a virtual tour of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

What's On in Stratford-upon-Avon

There are lots of things to see and do. You can enjoy a meal in the Rooftop Restaurant, take a Theatre Tour, book a ticket to go up the Tower for stunning views of Shakespeare's home town or visit our free exhibition spaces.

Other free ways to explore and enjoy our buildings include: 




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

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