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Plays

As You Like It
Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind…
Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 31 August 2019
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On Tour
various venues
across England
25 September 2019 - 4 April 2020
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Barbican
London
26 October 2019 - 18 January 2020
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Stratford-upon-Avon, London, Other venues
Until 4 April 2020
The Boy in the Dress
Dennis is 12 years old and his school football team's star striker. But what do you do if you like both football and dresses? David Walliams’ heart-warming comedy about celebrating difference is brought to the stage for the first time in a musical with all new songs from Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers and script by Mark Ravenhill, in a production for all the family directed by Gregory Doran.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
8 November 2019 - 8 March 2020
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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 8 November 2019 to 8 March 2020
Crooked Dances
This compelling new play by Robin French examines music, time and attention in our modern digital age.
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Studio Theatre@The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
20 June - 13 July 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 20 June to 13 July 2019
King John
Threatened from all sides by Europe, the English noblemen and even his own family, King John will stop at nothing to keep his crown. Shakespeare’s rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil vibrates with modern resonance in this new production by Director Eleanor Rhode in her debut at the RSC.
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
19 September 2019 - 21 March 2020
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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 19 September 2019 to 21 March 2020
Matilda The Musical
Roald Dahl's

Matilda The Musical

Book: Dennis Kelly
Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical tells the tale of an extraordinary girl who is determined to change her own story, even if it means being a little bit naughty...
Winner of over 90 international awards, including 23 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical continues to delight audiences in London. Matilda began its first UK & Ireland Tour in March 2018.
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London

Cambridge Theatre
BOOKING UNTIL MAY 2020

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UK & Ireland Tour

UNTIL AUGUST 2019

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Measure For Measure
Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
28 June - 29 August 2019
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On Tour
various venues
across England
25 September 2019 - 4 April 2020
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Barbican
London
12 November 2019 - 16 January 2020
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Stratford-upon-Avon, London, Other venues
From 28 June 2019 to 4 April 2020
The Merchant of Venice: First Encounters
When one of three boxes holds all you’ve ever wanted, should you really decide on looks alone?Shakespeare’s story of justice and mercy is brought to life in this 90 minute production created specially for 7-13 year olds.
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
30 September - 5 October 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 30 September to 5 October 2019
A Museum in Baghdad
In 1926, the nation of Iraq is in its infancy, and the remarkable British archaeologist Gertrude Bell is founding a museum in Baghdad. In 2006, Ghalia Hussein is attempting to reopen the museum after looting during the war. This new play explores what it means to try and create a nation – and why a country’s treasures matter when people are dying.
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
11 October 2019 - 25 January 2020
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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 11 October 2019 to 25 January 2020
The Provoked Wife
Director Phillip Breen brings his comedy Midas touch to this outspoken Restoration romp that shocked 17th Century society.
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 7 September 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 7 September 2019
The Taming of the Shrew
We turn Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power, directed by Justin Audibert.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 31 August 2019
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On Tour
various venues
across England
25 September 2019 - 4 April 2020
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Barbican
London
5 November 2019 - 18 January 2020
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Stratford-upon-Avon, London, Other venues
Until 4 April 2020
Venice Preserved
A fast-paced version of this Restoration tragedy, directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 7 September 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 7 September 2019
The Whip
As the 19th Century dawns in London, politicians move to abolish the slave trade. But the price is a multi-billion pound bailout to compensate every slave owner, compromising social justice nearer home. As morality and cunning compete amongst powerful men, two determined women fight for change. Directed by Kimberley Sykes, this compelling new play asks what is the right thing to do, and how much must it cost?
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
1 February - 21 March 2020
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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 1 February to 21 March 2020

Events

Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Twenty-two of the country’s top comedians fresh from the fringe storm the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage for two weekends of side-splitting stand-up this September. Join us between 12-21 September for our Comedy Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.

The accompanying book, This is Going to Hurt is a Sunday Times bestseller, and is being turned into a BBC series. Copies will be available to buy and for signature after the performance.
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Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 September 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
21 September 2019
As You Like It Patrons’ Drinks

As You Like It Patrons’ Drinks

PATRON EVENT – JOIN TODAY

Come into the forest and dare to change your state of mind, as you join us for pre-show drinks before director Kimberley Sykes takes you through a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

This event is for RSC Patrons and if you would like to join us, please contact Kate Perry on 01789 403 467 or at invitation@rsc.org.uk to be added to the guest list for pre-show drinks and arrange performance tickets for you. If you already have tickets booked for this particular performance, please do notify us and we would be delighted if you could join us for complimentary drinks beforehand.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
11 July 2019
Barbican Debates

Barbican Debates

To what extent can comedy effect real change? Join our panel of artists, activists and experts as they delve into this question.
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Only the fool speaks the truth – Barbican debates
Barbican
London
9 November 2019
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Defend the right to offend – Barbican debates
Barbican
London
23 November 2019
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London
Selected dates, next: 9 November 2019
Beware the Cat

Beware the Cat

This funny, satirical one-hour performance explores what animals would say about the world if they could talk
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Beware the Cat
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
6 July 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
6 July 2019
Curtain Call Experience

Curtain Call Experience

Keep the buzz of the curtain call going as you join us straight after the show for this unique opportunity to absorb the after-show atmosphere of the theatre.

Follow in the footsteps of the acts you’ve just watched & discover the secrets behind how we put on a play. Step through the auditorium and onto the stage, before going into the wings. The tour lasts 45 minutes and departs from the cloakroom after the show (subject to show finish times). Please check with Box Office for start times.

Tickets are limited so you need to book in advance. If you have access requirements, please get in touch so we can discuss these with you.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
12 - 21 September 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
Selected dates, next: 12 September 2019
David Baddiel: Trolls Not The Dolls

David Baddiel: Trolls Not The Dolls

Following his five-star Olivier-nominated hit My Family: Not The Sitcom and the return to number 1 of his seminal football anthem Three Lions, David Baddiel comes back to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre with a brand new one-man show, Trolls: Not The Dolls.
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David Baddiel Trolls Not The Dolls
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
9 February 2020
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Stratford-upon-Avon
9 February 2020
The Dell
Various Theatre Groups

The Dell

Come and enjoy free open air theatre at The Dell, our outdoor stage in Avonbank Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Every weekend throughout June, July and August, you will find free performances of Shakespeare by professional companies, amateur theatre groups or schools and colleges.
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Romeo and Juliet, Arclight Drama Studio
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
29 June 2019
As You Like It, Partners Rapt
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
30 June 2019
Julius Caesar, The BRIT School
Studio Theatre@The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
6 July 2019
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The BRIT School
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
6 July 2019
Kate (The Taming of the Shrew), The BRIT School
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
7 July 2019
Troilus and Cressida, The BRIT School
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
7 July 2019
Henry VI, The King’s Troupe
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
13 July 2019
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespearia
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
14 July 2019
King John, Rendered Retina
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
20 July 2019
Much Ado About Nothing, Drama Impact Theatre
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 July 2019
Twelfth Night, Encompass Theatre Collective
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 July 2019
The Improvised Shakespeare Show, Shake It Up Theatre
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
27 - 28 July 2019
The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Stratford Shakespeare Company
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
4 August 2019
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Everyman Youth Theatre
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
4 August 2019
Twelfth Night, The Wilmore Singers
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
10 August 2019
The Tempest, The Stroud Shakespeare Festival
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
11 August 2019
Love’s Labour’s Won, Naked Will
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
17 August 2019
Much Ado About Nothing, The Boaty Theatre Company
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
18 August 2019
Richard III, BMH Productions
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
24 - 25 August 2019
Romeo and Juliet, BMH Productions
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
24 - 25 August 2019
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – A Festival of Shakespeare, Wigan Little Theatre Company
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
31 August 2019
The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group
The Dell
Stratford-upon-Avon
1 September 2019
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Selected dates, next: 29 June 2019
Director Talks

Director Talks

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.
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Creative Team Talk: Crooked Dances
Studio Theatre@The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
25 June 2019
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Director Talk: Measure for Measure
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
3 July 2019
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Director Talk: King John
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
25 September 2019
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Creative Team Talk: A Museum in Baghdad
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 October 2019
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Director Talk: The Boy in the Dress
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
26 November 2019
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Creative Team Talk: The Whip
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
10 February 2020
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Stratford-upon-Avon
Selected dates, next: 25 June 2019
Dressing Up Box

Dressing Up Box

Dress-up with a range of special props from the RSC Costume Store. The permanent dressing-up box is based on the ground floor of the theatre and is for all ages.
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Cloakroom, RST, Stratford-upon-Avon
All day, every day
Friday Night Comedy Live at the RSC

Friday Night Comedy Live at the RSC

Twenty-two of the country’s top comedians fresh from the fringe storm the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage for two weekends of side-splitting stand-up this September. Join us between 12-21 September for our Comedy Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Live comedy at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre with MC Felicity Ward joined by Darren Harriott, Desiree Burch, Rhys James and Rory Bremner.
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Friday Night Comedy Live at the RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
20 September 2019
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20 September 2019
Ian McKellen on Stage
This event is sold out

Ian McKellen takes to the stage in a seven-month nationwide tour performing his one man show on 80 stages to celebrate his 80th birthday. He’ll visit Stratford-upon-Avon for two performances, and all proceeds go to support our Stitch In Time campaign. On the stage with his memories, Ian will delight audiences recounting some of the hilarious anecdotes of life in the Royal Shakespeare Company. As a regular in the Company for over 40 years, among the stories of his long and acclaimed career, you can expect some Shakespeare highlights and favourite speeches.
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Ian McKellen on Stage with Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 July 2019
Ian McKellen on Stage with Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 July 2019
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21 July 2019
Open Set Changeover

Open Set Changeover

Friday 2 August, 3pm
Wednesday 7 August, 3pm
Thursday 15 August, 4pm
Tuesday 27 August, 3pm

Take your seat in the auditorium to watch our technical teams transform the stage from one play’s set to another in approximately 90 minutes, as our host talks you through the fascinating process.
Recommended for ages 10 and over, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please meet by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Cloakroom.

£6
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Open Set Changeover
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
7 - 27 August 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
Selected dates, next: 7 August 2019
PATRON EVENTS

PATRON EVENTS

PATRON EVENT – JOIN TODAY

Alongside priority booking and more insight, Patrons benefit from access to special behind the scenes events.
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Venice Preserved Open Understudy Rehearsal
Upper Circle Bar, Level 2, RST
20 June 2019

Booking is open for Artists Circle, Gold, Silver and Bronze Patrons - login or join now to book tickets.

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Open Set Changeover
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
11 - 26 July 2019

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Patrons' Summer Party
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
9 August 2019

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Stitch In Time Two Years On
Studio Theatre@The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
3 October 2019

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A Museum in Baghdad Writer and Director Talk and nightcap
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 October 2019

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Meet the Director: The Boy in the Dress
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
24 October 2019

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King John Open Understudy Rehearsal
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
1 November 2019

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London Patrons' Evening
Barbican
London
27 November 2019

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Patrons' Evening
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
6 December 2019

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Patrons: Your Year Ahead
Studio Theatre@The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
18 January 2020

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Stratford-upon-Avon, London, Other venues
Selected dates, next: 20 June 2019
Play On Live Music Night

Play On Live Music Night

A live music night featuring local musicians from the Midlands performing in a unique and exciting setting at The Other Place, every first Thursday of the month.
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Play On
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
4 July - 1 August 2019
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Selected dates, next: 4 July 2019
Post Show Talk

Post Show Talk

Stay on after the performance for this discussion with members of the acting company. Find out more about the show you’ve just seen and ask the actors your questions.

The Post Show Talk is open to ticket holders for that day’s performance and entry is free with your show ticket. The Talk begins a few minutes after the performance ends, and lasts approx. 30 minutes.

Find out when the Post Show Talks are happening by clicking the Find Out More link.
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RSC Friends Events

RSC Friends Events

FRIENDS EVENTS – JOIN TODAY

Join the RSC Friends for access to special events including Q&As with actors and directors, and overnight literary-themed trips, plus festive gatherings and celebrations to mark Shakespeare’s Birthday, and opportunities to volunteer and fundraise.
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Les Dennis
Stratford Methodist Church
Stratford-upon-Avon
5 July 2019

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Jonathan Slinger
Stratford Methodist Church
Stratford-upon-Avon
10 August 2019

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Amanda Harris
Stratford Methodist Church
Stratford-upon-Avon
24 August 2019

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Alexandra Gilbreath
Stratford Methodist Church
Stratford-upon-Avon
6 September 2019

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Stratford-upon-Avon
Selected dates, next: 5 July 2019
RSC Writing for Theatre Workshop Day

RSC Writing for Theatre Workshop Day

Join our writers, directors and members of the RSC literary team for a day of workshops on the craft of playwriting. Work with playwrights and learn insider writing tips, techniques and skills from successful writers.
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RSC Writing for Theatre Workshop Day
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
13 July 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
13 July 2019
Saturday Night Comedy Live at the RSC

Saturday Night Comedy Live at the RSC

Twenty-two of the country’s top comedians fresh from the fringe storm the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage for two weekends of side-splitting stand-up this September. Join us between 12-21 September for our Comedy Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Live comedy at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre with Rhys Nicholson, Suzi Ruffell and Milton Jones.
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Saturday Night Comedy Live at the RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
14 September 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
14 September 2019
Second Saturdays

Second Saturdays

1 - 3pm, suitable for all ages.

Free family activities for all ages, every second Saturday of the month at The Other Place. Join us at The Other Place in Susie's Cafe Bar to find free family activities inspired by Shakespeare and theatre making.

Free, no booking required.
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Second Saturdays
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
13 July 2019 - 14 March 2020
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Selected dates, next: 13 July 2019
Society and the Individual

Society and the Individual

Debates Series

A series of discussion events exploring the nature of individuality within society, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It and Measure for Measure.
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Studio Theatre@The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
8 August 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
8 August 2019
Spark Young Writers Group

Spark Young Writers Group

A writing group for young people aged 12 to 16 who are interested in creative writing, from poems and plays to stories or songs. The sessions will be led by prize-winning novelist Amanda Smyth.
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Spark Young Writers Group
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
14 September 2019 - 13 June 2020

Booking is now open for Patrons, Members and Subscribers - login or join now to book tickets.

Public Booking opens on 6 Aug

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Selected dates, next: 14 September 2019
Strange News from Whitehall

Strange News from Whitehall

Strange News From Whitehall - When women preach and cobblers pray / The fiend in hell makes holiday.

A work in progress sharing, Strange News From Whitehall is a new project from the Gemma Brockis and Wendy Hubbard, co-creators of Kingdom Come which was part of Mischief Festivals at The Other Place in 2017.

Amidst the convulsions of the English Civil War, some women found new voice. Strange News From Whitehall focuses on prophet Anna Trapnell, who drew crowds with her weird, musical prophecies as she starved herself, sang and ranted against a government in crisis. Join the team as they share their findings and what they’ve learnt following a week of research, development and play towards the creation of a new show.
Strange News from Whitehall
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
5 July 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
5 July 2019
Summer Holiday Activities

Summer Holiday Activities

Book your summer staycation in Stratford. With 5 weeks packed full of activities, events and performances for the whole family, there is no need to venture anywhere else.
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Kate's Story Adventure
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
30 July - 27 August 2019
Summer Drop-in Craft
Colonnade, Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
30 July - 27 August 2019
Introduce: Singing
Circle Bar, Level 1, RST
31 July 2019
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Discover: As You Like It
Circle Bar, Level 1, RST
31 July 2019
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Spotlights
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
31 July - 28 August 2019
BOOK TICKETS
Explore: As You Like It
Clore Learning Centre
Stratford-upon-Avon
1 August 2019
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Backstage Discovery Tour
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
2 - 30 August 2019
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Introduce: Dream
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
7 August 2019
BOOK TICKETS
Discover: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Studio Theatre@The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
7 August 2019
BOOK TICKETS
Explore Directing
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
8 August 2019
BOOK TICKETS
Discover: Creating a scene
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
8 August 2019
BOOK TICKETS
Introduce: Stage Fighting
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
14 August 2019
BOOK TICKETS
Discover: Stage Fighting
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
14 August 2019
BOOK TICKETS
Explore: The Taming of the Shrew Performance Day
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
15 August 2019
BOOK TICKETS
Blood Guts and Gore
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 August 2019
BOOK TICKETS
Discover: Hamlet
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 August 2019
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Explore: Voice
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
22 August 2019
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Discover: Speaking Shakespeare
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
22 August 2019
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Introduce: The Comedy of Errors
Circle Bar, Level 1, RST
28 August 2019
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Introduce: Clowning
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
28 August 2019
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Explore: Clowning
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
29 August 2019
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Discover: Clowning
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
29 August 2019
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Until 30 August 2019
The Swirl <br> Outdoor Performance Space

The Swirl
Outdoor Performance Space

Free performances in our brand new Swirl outdoor theatre, with puppet theatre productions on Saturdays and Give it a Swirl - family-friendly shows inspired by Shakespeare’s plays - every Sunday.
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Clare Murphy Performance Storyteller
The Swirl, Bancroft Terrace
Stratford-upon-Avon
20 July 2019
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Give it a Swirl: Though She be but Little, She is Fierce
The Swirl, Bancroft Terrace
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 - 28 July 2019
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Period Prestidigitation by Jones and Barnard
The Swirl, Bancroft Terrace
Stratford-upon-Avon
27 July 2019
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Ben Haggarty
The Swirl, Bancroft Terrace
Stratford-upon-Avon
3 August 2019
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Give it a Swirl: As You Vibe It
The Swirl, Bancroft Terrace
Stratford-upon-Avon
4 - 18 August 2019
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Peablossom Cabaret
The Swirl, Bancroft Terrace
Stratford-upon-Avon
10 August 2019
BOOK TICKETS
Give it a Swirl: Bottom's Up!
The Swirl, Bancroft Terrace
Stratford-upon-Avon
11 - 25 August 2019
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Daniel Morden Performance Storyteller
The Swirl, Bancroft Terrace
Stratford-upon-Avon
17 August 2019
BOOK TICKETS
Jan Blake Performance Storyteller
The Swirl, Bancroft Terrace
Stratford-upon-Avon
24 August 2019
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The Bonkers Balloon Show by Balloonatic
The Swirl, Bancroft Terrace
Stratford-upon-Avon
31 August 2019
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Weirdo Sister
The Swirl, Bancroft Terrace
Stratford-upon-Avon
1 September 2019
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Selected dates, next: 20 July 2019
Thursday Night Comedy Live at the RSC

Thursday Night Comedy Live at the RSC

Twenty-two of the country’s top comedians fresh from the fringe storm the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage for two weekends of side-splitting stand-up this September. Join us between 12-21 September for our Comedy Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Live comedy at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre with Carl Donnelly (MC), Fin Taylor, Sarah Keyworth, Bridget Christie
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Thursday Night Comedy Live at the RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
12 September 2019
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12 September 2019
Thursday Night Comedy Live at the RSC

Thursday Night Comedy Live at the RSC

Twenty-two of the country’s top comedians fresh from the fringe storm the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage for two weekends of side-splitting stand-up this September. Join us between 12-21 September for our Comedy Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Live comedy at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre with Hal Cruttenden, Ivo Graham, Phil Wang, Zoe Lyons
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Thursday Night Comedy Live at the RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
19 September 2019
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19 September 2019
Unwrapped

Unwrapped

Our Unwrapped demonstrations offer a peek into the rehearsal room, with the Assistant Director and members of the cast, often our understudies, looking at one or two particular moments from the play. They give an insight into how a scene is taken off the page and onto the stage, with the actors and Assistant Director showing the type of exercises and discussion that took place during rehearsals.
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Unwrapped: Venice Preserved
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
29 June 2019
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Unwrapped: Provoked Wife
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
13 July 2019
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
17 August 2019
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Unwrapped: A Museum in Baghdad
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
30 November 2019
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
1 February 2020
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Unwrapped: King John
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
15 February 2020
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Unwrapped: The Whip
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
22 February 2020
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Selected dates, next: 29 June 2019

Tours

Audition Tours

Audition Tours

Let us show you our best bits!
Take a whistle-stop tour of the RSC and experience the best of 2 of our most popular tours. Starting at TOP, our research and rehearsal hub, travel through the production cycle of a play from the page of a script to a production stage. Peek inside our vast Costume Store and try on some of those used in rehearsals, for the perfect photo opportunity. Your guide will then take you through our gardens to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre where they will divulge the stories behind the public areas and share behind the scenes secrets such as how costumes are made and how effects
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
3 July 2019 - 31 March 2020
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Behind the Scenes Tour

Behind the Scenes Tour

These guided tours explore both the public and private areas of the theatre. You will learn about origins of the RSC and its theatres in Stratford, as well as exploring a production in more depth to learn about the theatre making process.

We have a wide range of tours available including exclusive packages for groups on selected dates throughout the year. Why not combine your group tour with morning coffee, cream tea or a trip up the tower?
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 22 March 2020
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From Page to Stage Tours

From Page to Stage Tours

The Other Place is the RSC’s engine room, home to our new studio theatre, rehearsal rooms and costume store. It's the place we rehearse, perform new writing, and undertake research and development for our new productions.

This fascinating new tour will take you on a journey from page to stage, following our actors and directors from the first day of rehearsals to the first performance. You'll discover how they use costumes and props in rehearsals to inform character development and get to look inside our store of over 30,000 costumes.
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
2 July 2019 - 31 March 2020
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Front of House Tours

Front of House Tours

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. Hear behind the scenes secrets such as how costumes are made and effects are achieved.

We have a wide range of tours available including exclusive packages for groups on selected dates throughout the year. Why not combine your group tour with morning coffee, cream tea or a trip up the tower?
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
20 June 2019 - 31 March 2020
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Summer Holiday Activities

Summer Holiday Activities

Book your summer staycation in Stratford. With 5 weeks packed full of activities, events and performances for the whole family, there is no need to venture anywhere else.
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 August 2019
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
14 August 2019
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
14 August 2019
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Circle Bar, Level 1, RST
31 July 2019
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
30 July - 27 August 2019
Colonnade, Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
30 July - 27 August 2019
Circle Bar, Level 1, RST
31 July 2019
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
31 July - 28 August 2019
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Clore Learning Centre
Stratford-upon-Avon
1 August 2019
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
2 - 30 August 2019
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
7 August 2019
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Studio Theatre@The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
7 August 2019
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
8 August 2019
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
8 August 2019
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
15 August 2019
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 August 2019
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
22 August 2019
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
22 August 2019
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Circle Bar, Level 1, RST
28 August 2019
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
28 August 2019
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
29 August 2019
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
29 August 2019
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Until 30 August 2019
Taster Tour

Taster Tour

30 minute taster theatre tours, giving an insight into the production schedule, and glimpses into a rehearsal room and the Costume Hire.
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
5 July 2019
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Touch Tours: Stratford

Touch Tours: Stratford

Touch Tours are offered to visually impaired patrons attending an audio described performance on the same day.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
22 June 2019 - 7 March 2020
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Tower Visit

Tower Visit

Rising 36 metres above the River Avon, the Tower offers an iconic anchor for our theatres while providing fantastic views of Shakespeare's home town.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 31 March 2020
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Exhibitions

Digital Diorama

Digital Diorama

Exhibition

An augmented journey through Shakespeare’s Stratford.

Imagine a day in the life of a young William Shakespeare. While strolling around his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon he observes six short scenes which will later influence his plays. Explore his experience through augmented realities and see Shakespeare’s world through a new lens.
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From 25 April to 8 September 2019
For all time

For all time

For all time is a major artwork commission for the historic Swan Wing, by Brighton-based artist and designer Steven Follen.
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Every day
My RSC Gallery

My RSC Gallery

Discover the winning entries of the My RSC Gallery art competition hidden in the walls of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, created by schools, RSC staff, actors and members of the public.
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Every day
The Play's The Thing
Open 7 days a week

The Play's The Thing

Exhibition

Experience the magic of Shakespeare on stage at our new family friendly exhibition. Full of treasures and jam packed with things to do, The Play’s The Thing reveals the secrets and stories from over 100 years of theatre making in Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Swan Cafe, Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
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Every day