About The Dell

A man performs a song at The Dell, the RSC open air theatre.

Enjoy free open air theatre this summer.

We invite you to enjoy the summer weather and come along to The Dell, our open air theatre in the Avonbank Gardens. 

The Dell was launched as part of the Complete Works Festival in 2006 and has been taking place every summer since to ever growing crowds.  The Dell plays host to schools, universities, community groups and professional theatre companies, all producing their own fresh and fun take on Shakespeare's plays. 

This year we welcome back a number of amateur groups from Open Stages, our flagship project engaging with amateur theatre companies from across the UK.

Open Stages encourages amateur companies to step out of their comfort zone and to try something new, whether that is performing Shakespeare for the first time or devising a new adaptation of their own. 

Shakespeare Live return with an adaptation of Macbeth entitled A Royal Murder as well as The King's Troupe with it's multi generational version of Richard III.

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