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#WEAREARRESTED
ARCOLA THEATRE AND THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PRESENT

#WEAREARRESTED

BY CAN DÜNDAR ADAPTED BY PIPPA HILL AND SOPHIE IVATTS

When a journalist receives a flash-drive containing critical evidence of illegal government activity, he is duty-bound to publish the story.
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Arcola Theatre
London
13 November - 7 December 2019
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From 13 November to 7 December 2019
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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On Tour
various venues
across England
Until 4 April 2020
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Barbican Theatre
London
26 October 2019 - 18 January 2020
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Until 4 April 2020
Blindness and Seeing
A city’s inhabitants are suddenly overcome by an epidemic of blindness that spares only one woman. She becomes a guide for a small group of strangers in this dark, emotive parable by Nobel Prize winning Portuguese novelist José Saramago, adapted and directed by rising star Tiago Rodrigues, that questions the very nature of democracy.
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
1 August - 26 September 2020

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From 1 August to 26 September 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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From 8 November 2019 to 8 March 2020
The Comedy of Errors
A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else. Confusion mounts as everyone uncouples from themselves. Will they ever find themselves again? Do they really want to? The Comedy of Errors, a fairytale farce of everyday.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
25 April - 3 October 2020

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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 25 April to 3 October 2020
Europeana
Compress 100 years of European history into a fast-paced, eclectic narrative and you have Europeana. This brand new adaptation of the colourful, satirical Czech novel is a breathless race through the chaotic kaleidoscope of 20th century history; a playful investigation of collective memory and our stubborn belief in progress.
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
9 April - 25 July 2020

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Bronze Patrons on 17 Oct
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From 9 April to 25 July 2020
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
Until 21 March 2020
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Until 21 March 2020
Kunene and the King
Don’t miss John Kani’s highly acclaimed play Kunene and the King marking the 25th anniversary of the end of apartheid with a strictly limited London run, following its premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon and a sold-out run in Cape Town.
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Kunene and the King
Ambassadors Theatre
London
24 January - 28 March 2020
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From 24 January to 28 March 2020
Matilda The Musical
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 DECEMBER 2020

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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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On Tour
various venues
across England
Until 4 April 2020
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Barbican Theatre
London
12 November 2019 - 16 January 2020
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Until 4 April 2020
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
Until 25 January 2020
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Kiln Theatre
London
22 April - 23 May 2020
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Stratford-upon-Avon, London
Until 23 May 2020
Peer Gynt
Hungry and restless, Peer Gynt is addicted to instant gratification and driven by an increasingly desperate search for meaning. Acclaimed Swiss director Barbara Frey reimagines Ibsen’s epic European myth for the 21st century. This radical adaptation explores the achingly human questions we all grapple with today.
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
1 May - 23 September 2020

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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 1 May to 23 September 2020
Pericles
Forced to flee his native land, Pericles becomes a refugee at the mercy of sea and strangers. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC after her acclaimed Titus Andronicus (2017) to direct Shakespeare’s touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation located in a familiar world of precarious journeys.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
15 August - 1 October 2020

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From 15 August to 1 October 2020
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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On Tour
various venues
across England
Until 4 April 2020
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Barbican Theatre
London
5 November 2019 - 18 January 2020
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On Tour
Venues Across The World
15 April - 14 June 2020
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Until 14 June 2020
Tartuffe
Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the RSC present

Tartuffe

Moliere
A New Version by Anil Gupta & Richard Pinto

Moliere’s classic is brought bang up to date in this brand new version by BAFTA and Emmy-Award winning writers, Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto (The Office, Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars at No. 42).

Tartuffe has the gift of the gab. A spirituality. A certain aura about him….that comes only when you claim to have Allah on your side, hundreds of Twitter followers and access to the family’s bank account.
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Birmingham Repertory Theatre
United Kingdom
20 March - 4 April 2020
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Birmingham Repertory Theatre
From 20 March to 4 April 2020
Timon of Athens

Timon of Athens

William Shakespeare

Poignant, funny and bitter, Shakespeare’s dark satire forces us to question where happiness really lies.
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On Tour
USA
11 January - 22 March 2020
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USA
From 11 January to 22 March 2020
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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From 1 February to 21 March 2020
The Winter's Tale
Set across a 16-year span from Mad Men to the moon landings, this new production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with horrors of The Handmaid’s Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore. A moving new production directed by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
28 March - 2 October 2020

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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 28 March to 2 October 2020

Events

An Evening with Guy Chambers

An Evening with Guy Chambers

Songwriter, musician and producer, Guy Chambers, best known for his work with Robbie Williams, will play a one-off concert at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday 27 October.
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Go Gentle Into the Light, An Evening with Guy Chambers
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
27 October 2019
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Live At the RSC : Lau Unplugge
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
7 June 2020

Booking opens for:
Artists Circle and Gold Patrons on 22 Oct
Silver Patrons on 22 Oct
Bronze Patrons on 22 Oct
Members on 22 Oct
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Public on 22 Oct

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Selected dates, next: 27 October 2019
Baby and Toddler Group

Baby and Toddler Group

Take part in our Shakespeare-inspired, baby sensory sessions.
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Baby and Toddler Group (6 - 18 months)
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
4 November 2019
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Baby and Toddler Group (18 months – 4 years)
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
4 November 2019
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Selected dates, next: 4 November 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 Theatre
London
9 November 2019
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Defend the right to offend – Barbican debates
Barbican Theatre
London
23 November 2019
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London
Selected dates, next: 9 November 2019
Big Directors' Weekend

Big Directors' Weekend

Join us in Stratford-upon-Avon for an unforgettable theatre experience working with RSC directors and the theatre practitioners who support them. The Big Directors Weekend offers workshops, masterclasses and interviews, offering an insight into the rehearsal room processes and practices of the RSC and the directors who work there. Suitable for anyone who wants to develop their theatre directing skills.

Tickets cost £220 (accommodation is not included) and are available by calling the RSC Ticket Hotline on 01789 331111 or in person at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Box Office. Early booking is recommended as places are limited. Not available online.
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Big Directors' Weekend
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
19 October 2019
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19 October 2019
Bright Smoke: Dan Webber

Bright Smoke: Dan Webber

7.30-9.30pm
Join some of the country’s top poets and performers for our free monthly poetry night at The Other Place. Cutting edge emerging artists perform alongside nationally-acclaimed headliners, with open mic slots available for all.
FREE, no booking required
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Bright Smoke: Dan Webber and Megan Scott
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
14 November 2019
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14 November 2019
Count Arthur Strong: IS ANYBODY OUT THERE?

Count Arthur Strong: IS ANYBODY OUT THERE?

The widely acclaimed comedian Count Arthur Strong brings his new stage show to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for one night only.
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Count Arthur Strong: Is Anybody Out There?
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
24 February 2020
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24 February 2020
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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9 February 2020
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: A Museum in Baghdad
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 October 2019
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Creative Team 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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Director Talk – The Winter’s Tale
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
6 April 2020

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Booking opens for:
Bronze Patrons on 17 Oct
Members on 21 Oct
Subscribers on 4 Nov
Public on 11 Nov

Creative Team Talk:
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
15 April 2020

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Booking opens for:
Bronze Patrons on 17 Oct
Members on 21 Oct
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Public on 11 Nov

Director Talk: The Comedy of Errors
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
4 May 2020

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Booking opens for:
Bronze Patrons on 17 Oct
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Creative Team Talk
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
7 May 2020

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Bronze Patrons on 17 Oct
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Public on 11 Nov

Creative Team Talk – Blindness and Seeing
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
10 August 2020

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Bronze Patrons on 17 Oct
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Public on 11 Nov

Director Talk - Pericles
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
24 August 2020

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Selected dates, next: 21 October 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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All day, every day
Live at the RSC: Lady Maisery

Live at the RSC: Lady Maisery

“Some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene”. The Guardian Radio 2 Folk Award-winning trio Lady Maisery return to The Other Place following their sell out performance Awake Arise in December 2018.
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Live at the RSC: Lady Maisery
Studio Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
20 November 2019
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20 November 2019
October Half Term

October Half Term

School’s out – it’s time to break the rules

This half term we are being taken over by you. We are asking you to smash stereotypes and break the rules. We are joined by artist Megan Clark-Bagnall who, with your help, will create a new vibrant exhibition Rules Don’t Apply! Your contributions will be put on display to the public in our PACCAR room exhibition space.
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October Half Term
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
26 - 31 October 2019
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Selected dates, next: 26 October 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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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 Theatre
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
Stratford-upon-Avon
18 January 2020

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Legacy Lunch
Studio Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
31 January 2020

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Booking opens for:
Bronze Patrons on 17 Oct

Archive Screening of The Comedy of Errors
Studio Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
8 February 2020

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Stitch in Time: Meet the Designer
Studio Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
6 March 2020

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Europeana pre-show Director Talk and post-show nightcap
Swan Reading Room,Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
15 April 2020

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Patrons' Birthday Weekend Afternoon Tea
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
25 April 2020

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Archive Screening - The Merry Wives of Windsor
Studio Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
26 April 2020

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The Comedy of Errors Open Understudy Rehearsal
Upper Circle Bar, Level 2, RST
27 May 2020

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Theatre for everyone: An insight into Assisted Performances
Swan Reading Room,Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
24 June 2020

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Showcase Day
Studio Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
18 July 2020

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Bronze Patrons on 17 Oct

Blindness and Seeing Patrons' Drinks
Swan Reading Room,Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
9 September 2020

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Patrons' Evening
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
18 September 2020

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Open Set Changeover
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
1 October 2020

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Selected dates, next: 21 October 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
7 November 2019 - 5 March 2020
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Selected dates, next: 7 November 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.

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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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Overnight event to Haworth, Ponden and Shipden
External Venue
4 April 2020

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4 April 2020
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
9 November 2019 - 14 March 2020
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Selected dates, next: 9 November 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
9 November 2019 - 13 June 2020

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Public Booking opens on 6 Aug

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Selected dates, next: 9 November 2019
Stratford Jazz Jam

Stratford Jazz Jam

A monthly jazz night at Susie’s bar in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Other Place in Stratford-upon-Avon. House band with open mic slots available every month. Dining available on the balcony.
Stratford Jazz Jam
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
17 October 2019 - 19 March 2020
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Selected dates, next: 17 October 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: 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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Unwrapped – Projekt Europa
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
6 June - 19 September 2020

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Public on 11 Nov

Unwrapped – The Comedy of Errors
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
13 June 2020

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Members on 21 Oct
Subscribers on 4 Nov
Public on 11 Nov

Unwrapped – The Winter's Tale
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
4 July 2020

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Bronze Patrons on 17 Oct
Members on 21 Oct
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Public on 11 Nov

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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
Until 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
20 October 2019 - 22 March 2020
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Family Fun Tours

Family Fun Tours

These mini-tours last for 30minutes and include a visit to the Swan auditorium. The tour will take a whistle stop look at how we put on a show, make our costumes and achieve special effects. It will be followed by a visit to the exhibition.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
27 October - 3 November 2019
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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
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
16 October 2019 - 31 March 2020
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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
23 November 2019 - 7 March 2020
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
30 May - 30 September 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 4 October 2020
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Exhibitions

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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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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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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