Discover the public and private areas of the theatre. Learn about the origins of the RSC and its theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon and explore a production in more depth to learn about the theatre making process.
Go behind the scenes
We offer a range of tours to bring you closer to the world of theatre and find out more about the history behind the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Tours last approximately one hour and can be booked in advance online or by calling the RSC Box Office. Please note, certain tours are only available on selected dates.
You could also combine your tour with an Open Set Changeover, for a chance to see the technical teams in action in the auditorium (selected dates only).
Take a tour of the public and private spaces of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and learn about the origins of the RSC and the theatre making process.
Tour the Front of House areas of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and journey from the beginnings of the theatre in 1879 to the modern day. Also hear behind the scenes secrets such as how costumes are made and how effects are achieved.
Aimed at our younger visitors, these tours explore our plays, the theatre making process, Shakespeare and why we have theatre today.
Taking you outside our Stratford-upon-Avon home and along the banks of the River Avon, discover more about the history of the theatres and the story behind the founding of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Enjoy a guided tour through the older parts of the theatre to discover Shakespeare's ghosts and things that go bump in the night.
Delve further into the RSC and its theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon. This tour also includes a talk from one of the many RSC departments.
Book a trip to the top of our theatre tower and enjoy views of Shakespeare's home town.