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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 the UK
25 September 2019 - 4 April 2020
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Stratford-upon-Avon, 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

Booking opens for:
Artists Circle and Gold Patrons on 18 Feb
Silver Patrons on 19 Feb
Bronze Patrons on 21 Feb
Members on 25 Feb
Subscribers on 11 Mar
Public on 18 Mar

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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 8 November 2019 to 8 March 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
19 September 2019 - 21 March 2020

Booking opens for:
Artists Circle and Gold Patrons on 18 Feb
Silver Patrons on 19 Feb
Bronze Patrons on 21 Feb
Members on 25 Feb
Subscribers on 11 Mar
Public on 18 Mar

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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 19 September 2019 to 21 March 2020
Kunene and the King
South Africa, 2019. Twenty five years since the first post-Apartheid democratic elections, two men from contrasting walks of life are thrust together to reflect on a quarter century of change.
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 March - 23 April 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 21 March to 23 April 2019
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 85 international awards, including 16 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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London, Other venues
Now showing
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 the UK
25 September 2019 - 4 April 2020
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Stratford-upon-Avon, 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

Booking opens for:
Artists Circle and Gold Patrons on 18 Feb
Silver Patrons on 19 Feb
Bronze Patrons on 21 Feb
Members on 25 Feb
Subscribers on 11 Mar
Public on 18 Mar

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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

Booking opens for:
Artists Circle and Gold Patrons on 18 Feb
Silver Patrons on 19 Feb
Bronze Patrons on 21 Feb
Members on 25 Feb
Subscribers on 11 Mar
Public on 18 Mar

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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 11 October 2019 to 25 January 2020
The Provoked Wife

The Provoked Wife

John Vanbrugh

Director Philip 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
2 May - 7 September 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 2 May to 7 September 2019
Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

William Shakespeare

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.
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On Tour
Various venues
across the UK
Until 23 March 2019
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Until 23 March 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
8 March - 31 August 2019
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On Tour
Various venues
across the UK
25 September 2019 - 4 April 2020
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Stratford-upon-Avon, Other venues
From 8 March 2019 to 4 April 2020
Tartuffe

Tartuffe

MOLIÈRE
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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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 23 February 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 23 February 2019
Timon of Athens

Timon of Athens

William Shakespeare

Poignant, funny and bitter, this a rare chance to see Shakespeare's most modern creation: a story of how the world moves from privilege to poverty with heart-breaking speed. Simon Godwin returns to direct Kathryn Hunter as Timon in Shakespeare’s sharp satire on wealth, greed and betrayal.
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 22 February 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 22 February 2019
Venice Preserved
A fast-paced version of this Restoration tragedy, directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
24 May - 7 September 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 24 May to 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

Booking opens for:
Artists Circle and Gold Patrons on 18 Feb
Silver Patrons on 19 Feb
Bronze Patrons on 21 Feb
Members on 25 Feb
Subscribers on 11 Mar
Public on 18 Mar

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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 1 February to 21 March 2020

Events

As You Like It Patrons’ Drinks

As You Like It Patrons’ Drinks

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
Baby and Toddler Group

Baby and Toddler Group

10.15 – 10.55am

Take part in our Shakespeare-inspired, baby sensory sessions. The term will feature a play or theme from Shakespeare and each week will explore different textures, colours and sounds at your child’s pace. Our practitioners will use an exciting range of multi-sensory experiences, including music and dance to encourage exploration and spark imaginations.

Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
4 March 2019
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
4 March 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
Selected dates, next: 4 March 2019
Big Amateur Weekend

Big Amateur Weekend

Big Backstage Weekend is for amateurs who are, or would like to be, involved in the technical or backstage side of theatre-making, including lighting, sound, design and stage management. Participants will have the opportunity to learn skills, techniques and ideas through practical workshops with our highly skilled and experienced teams. The weekend also includes a backstage technical tour of our theatres and a ticket to The Play’s The Thing, our behind the scenes exhibition.
Suitable for ages 18+
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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
16 February 2019

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

Public Booking opens on 29 Nov

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Stratford-upon-Avon
16 February 2019
Birthday Weekend Afternoon Tea

Birthday Weekend Afternoon Tea

Come and celebrate the Birthday Weekend with a traditional afternoon tea at The Other Place, with tea and cake with the Company.
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
27 April 2019

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Stratford-upon-Avon
27 April 2019
Birthday Weekend archive screening of The Cherry Orchard

Birthday Weekend archive screening of The Cherry Orchard

Join us for the Birthday Weekend archive screening of The Cherry Orchard, the wonderful 1962 production originally directed by Michel Saint-Denis for the stage and subsequently directed by Michael Elliott as the first RSC broadcast made for the BBC. Featuring Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Judi Dench and Ian Holm, this is a rare chance to see our most beloved Shakespearean actors in their early roles.
Studio Theatre@The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
28 April 2019

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Stratford-upon-Avon
28 April 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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Director Talk: As You Like It
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
20 February 2019
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Director Talk: The Taming of the Shrew
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
18 March 2019
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Director Talk: Kunene and the King
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
29 March 2019
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Director Talk: The Provoked Wife
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
8 May 2019
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Director Talk: Venice Preserved
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
29 May 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

Booking opens for:
Artists Circle and Gold Patrons on 18 Feb
Silver Patrons on 19 Feb
Bronze Patrons on 21 Feb
Members on 25 Feb
Subscribers on 11 Mar
Public on 18 Mar

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Creative Team Talk: A Museum in Baghdad
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 October 2019

Booking opens for:
Artists Circle and Gold Patrons on 18 Feb
Silver Patrons on 19 Feb
Bronze Patrons on 21 Feb
Members on 25 Feb
Subscribers on 11 Mar
Public on 18 Mar

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Director Talk: The Boy in the Dress
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
26 November 2019

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

Public Booking opens on 18 Mar

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Creative Team Talk: The Whip
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
10 February 2020

Booking opens for:
Artists Circle and Gold Patrons on 18 Feb
Silver Patrons on 19 Feb
Bronze Patrons on 21 Feb
Members on 25 Feb
Subscribers on 11 Mar
Public on 18 Mar

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Stratford-upon-Avon
Selected dates, next: 20 February 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
February Half Term

February Half Term

Join us during the February half term holidays for a variety of workshops and activities suitable for all the family.
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Play in a Day: 14 - 17 years
Clore Learning Centre
Stratford-upon-Avon
18 February 2019
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Play in a Day: 11 - 13 years
Clore Learning Centre
Stratford-upon-Avon
18 February 2019
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Baby and Toddler Sensory Play (6 - 18 months)
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
18 February 2019
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Baby and Toddler Sensory Play (18 months - 4 years)
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
18 February 2019
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Introducing: Singing
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
19 February 2019
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Discover: Songs from As You Like It
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
19 February 2019
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Introduce: Clowning
Clore Learning Centre
Stratford-upon-Avon
20 February 2019
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Secrets from The Plays The Thing
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
20 February 2019
Discover: Clowning
Clore Learning Centre
Stratford-upon-Avon
20 February 2019
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Drop-In Craft Workshop
Colonnade, Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 February 2019
Kate's Storytree
Upper Circle Bar, RST
22 February 2019
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Explore: Set Design
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
22 February 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon, Other venues
Selected dates, next: 18 February 2019
Ian McKellen on Stage

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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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 July 2019
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 July 2019
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21 July 2019
King John Open Understudy Rehearsal

King John Open Understudy Rehearsal

Find out more about the understudy process at the RSC and see the open understudy rehearsal of King John, one of Shakespeare’s least performed plays exploring inheritance, illegitimacy and the subsequent struggles for power, before joining the creative team post-show for tea and cake.
King John Open Understudy Rehearsal
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
1 November 2019

Booking opens for Artists Circle, Gold, Silver and Bronze Patrons from Monday 18 February and then in accordance with priority booking dates

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Stratford-upon-Avon
1 November 2019
Meet the Director: The Boy in the Dress

Meet the Director: The Boy in the Dress

As The Boy in the Dress prepares to take to the stage, Artistic Director Gregory Doran invites you to join him and the show’s creatives for a unique insight into this brand new production. The creative team will be assembled in Stratford-upon-Avon as the final rehearsals get underway, so please join us to hear about the show’s progression from children’s book to stage musical.
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Meet the Director: The Boy in the Dress
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
24 October 2019

Booking opens for Artists Circle, Gold, Silver and Bronze Patrons from Monday 18 February and then in accordance with priority booking dates

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Stratford-upon-Avon
24 October 2019
Morton Hall Gardens Tulip Festival

Morton Hall Gardens Tulip Festival

Following the great success of last year’s Garden Open Days, we are joining Morton Hall Gardens this spring to host the first tulip festival in the Midlands. Immerse yourself in the glory of tulips in borders, colourful pots and cut flower displays at Morton Hall, with expert advice from Bloms Bulbs, winner of 67 Chelsea Gold Medals. For booking availability and more information about Morton Hall Gardens, please visit mortonhallgardens.co.uk.
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Morton Hall Gardens Tulip Festival
Morton Hall Gardens
Redditch
4 - 6 May 2019
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UK venues
Selected dates, next: 4 May 2019
A Museum in Baghdad Writer and Director Talk and nightcap

A Museum in Baghdad Writer and Director Talk and nightcap

As the new winter season opens in the Swan Theatre, come along and hear more about our new production A Museum in Baghdad from the production’s Writer, Hannah Khalil, and Director, Erica Whyman, in the auditorium before the show. You will then have a chance to see the show, before the Company joins post-show for a nightcap.
A Museum in Baghdad Writer and Director Talk and nightcap
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
21 October 2019

Booking opens for Artists Circle, Gold, Silver and Bronze Patrons from Monday 18 February and then in accordance with priority booking dates

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Stratford-upon-Avon
21 October 2019
Patrons' Evening

Patrons' Evening

Patrons’ Evening is our flagship evening event, this year themed around our newly announced Christmas production, The Boy in the Dress. This will be a chance to have a wonderful pre-show dinner with members of the RSC Company prior to the performance, followed by a fabulous post-show party with the cast and creatives from our current productions. The performance ticket is included as part of the event.
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
6 December 2019

Booking opens for Artists Circle, Gold, Silver and Bronze Patrons from Monday 18 February and then in accordance with priority booking dates

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Stratford-upon-Avon
6 December 2019
Patrons' Summer Party

Patrons' Summer Party

We are delighted to introduce this new event into the Patrons’ event programme. The Summer Party will begin with a drinks reception, followed by a performance of Measure for Measure and a post-show celebration with the Company.
The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
9 August 2019

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Stratford-upon-Avon
9 August 2019
Play Cart

Play Cart

The Play Cart is full of fun activities for all ages to enjoy whilst visiting the theatre. From colouring to making masks, there's a new adventure to be made every time you come.
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Riverside Cafe, RST, Stratford-upon-Avon
All day, every day
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

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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External Venue
16 April 2019

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UK venues
16 April 2019
Second Saturdays: Free Family Activities

Second Saturdays: Free Family Activities

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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The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
9 March 2019
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Selected dates, next: 9 March 2019
Showcase Day

Showcase Day

Join us for Showcase Day 2019, one of our best-loved events, giving you a flavour of the many facets of what happens behind the scenes at the RSC. From presentations to demonstrations, workshops to In Conversations with the companies working on our productions, it is a fascinating and insightful day.
Studio Theatre@The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
12 May 2019

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Stratford-upon-Avon
12 May 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
25 April 2019
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Studio Theatre@The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
30 May 2019
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Studio Theatre@The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
8 August 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
Selected dates, next: 25 April 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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Studio Theatre@The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
16 February - 16 March 2019

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

Public Booking opens on 6 Aug

The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
13 April - 8 June 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon
Selected dates, next: 16 February 2019
Stitch In Time Two Years On

Stitch In Time Two Years On

Two years on from the launch of our Stitch In Time Campaign, join the RSC’s Head of Costume and Technical Director for a progress report on the building work and designs for the new costume workshops due for completion in 2020.
Stitch In Time Two Years On
Studio Theatre@The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
3 October 2019

Booking opens for Artists Circle, Gold, Silver and Bronze Patrons from Monday 18 February and then in accordance with priority booking dates

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Stratford-upon-Avon
3 October 2019
The Taming of the Shrew Director Talk and nightcap

The Taming of the Shrew Director Talk and nightcap

As the RSC opens the new Summer season with The Taming of the Shrew, come along and hear more from the production’s Director, Justin Audibert, in the auditorium before the show. The performance will be followed by a nightcap with the Company.
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
18 March 2019

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Stratford-upon-Avon
18 March 2019
The Provoked Wife Patrons’ Drinks

The Provoked Wife Patrons’ Drinks

Join us for pre-show drinks with a member of the Creative Team as Director Philip Breen brings his comedy Midas touch to this outspoken restoration romp that shocked 17th Century society.

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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Swan Theatre
5 June 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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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
20 April 2019
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
11 May 2019
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
29 June 2019
BOOK TICKETS
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
13 July 2019
BOOK TICKETS
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
17 August 2019
BOOK TICKETS
Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
30 November 2019

Booking opens for:
Artists Circle and Gold Patrons on 18 Feb
Silver Patrons on 19 Feb
Bronze Patrons on 21 Feb
Members on 25 Feb
Subscribers on 11 Mar
Public on 18 Mar

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
1 February 2020

Booking opens for:
Artists Circle and Gold Patrons on 18 Feb
Silver Patrons on 19 Feb
Bronze Patrons on 21 Feb
Members on 25 Feb
Subscribers on 11 Mar
Public on 18 Mar

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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
15 February 2020

Booking opens for:
Artists Circle and Gold Patrons on 18 Feb
Silver Patrons on 19 Feb
Bronze Patrons on 21 Feb
Members on 25 Feb
Subscribers on 11 Mar
Public on 18 Mar

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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
22 February 2020

Booking opens for:
Artists Circle and Gold Patrons on 18 Feb
Silver Patrons on 19 Feb
Bronze Patrons on 21 Feb
Members on 25 Feb
Subscribers on 11 Mar
Public on 18 Mar

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Stratford-upon-Avon
Selected dates, next: 20 April 2019
Venice Preserved Open Understudy Rehearsal

Venice Preserved Open Understudy Rehearsal

This is a chance to find out more about the understudy process at the RSC and see the open understudy rehearsal of Venice Preserved, the restoration tragedy directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah, before joining the creative team post-show for tea and cake.
Upper Circle Bar, RST
20 June 2019

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20 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
18 February - 3 August 2019
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Behind the Scenes Tours

Behind the Scenes Tours

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
17 February - 31 March 2019
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
4 April - 31 August 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
Until 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.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
4 May 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
16 February 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

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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