Tower trips

  • The Tower

    The Royal Shakespeare Theatre Tower rises 36 metres above the River Avon

  • Family at the tower

    Fantastic views of Shakespeare's home town 

  • View from the tower

    View west from the Tower, overlooking Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare is buried

Take a trip up the Tower to enjoy views across Stratford-upon-Avon and beyond.

A lift will take you up to the viewing platform and, as you descend via the stairs, you will discover an exhibition installed on the walls and in the alcoves.

Our friendly staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

Opening times
Our summer opening times are:

  • Monday – Friday:10am to one hour before the RST performance (except for weekday matinees)
  • Weekday matinees: 10am to 12.15pm and 4.30pm to one hour before the RST performance
  • Saturday: 10am to 12.15pm, and 2pm to one hour before the RST performance
  • Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Please note that if there is a performance or event in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the tower will be closed during that time (except on Saturdays).

Private hire of the Tower
The viewing platform at the top of the Tower is available to hire privately. We have hosted hen parties, pre or post dinner drinks, photography groups and more in this fantastic space. Limited to 20 guests and standing room only this is a wonderful, intimate space perfect for adding that 'something special' to your upcoming event.  More information on Hiring the Tower.

Ticket prices

  • £2.50 per person
  • £1.25 for under 18s
  • £1 per person for RSC Members
  • £1 for disabled people

Book Tower tickets online

You can also book through the RSC Ticket Hotline on 0844 800 1110.

Bring the family


Hire the Tower

a bride arriving at the theatre for her wedding in a white car

Contact us & FAQs

Ticket Hotline

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

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