Outside of the RST from opposite side of the River, taken from Swan Theatre end

Your visit

If you are visiting us in Stratford-upon-Avon, here is the information you need to help plan your trip.

Join us in Shakespeare's home town where we perform year round in the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres. You can find us at CV37 6BB. 

Come for the day and explore our buildings, which are open daily from 10am. You can take a guided tour, enjoy a free exhibition or family trail, visit the top of our Theatre Tower and enjoy the views from our beautiful Rooftop restaurant.


We operate a 'small bags' only policy for entry into the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre. Any large bags and rucksacks will need to be left at the cloakroom, free of charge. All bags will be subject to searches at the cloakroom and on entry to the auditorium, so please arrive in plenty of time. 

General Opening Times

Monday to Sunday
From 10am
Closed Christmas Day



Monday to Sunday
From 10am


The Other Place

Monday to Wednesday
9.30am - 6pm
Thursday to Saturday
9.30am - 9pm

Box Office

Performance Days
Monday to Saturday
10am - 8pm
10am - 5pm
Non-Performance Days
Monday to Saturday
10am - 6pm
10am - 5pm



Telephone booking is open from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday (excluding UK public holidays)


In This Section

Getting here

Our postcode is CV37 6BB, and we are a short drive from the M40 (J15) and a short walk from the train station. We have some accessible parking nearby.

Our theatres

Find out about our three theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon: the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the Swan Theatre and The Other Place.

Restaurant, cafes and bars

You're spoilt for choice with our Riverside Cafe, Swan Cafe, Susie's Cafe Bar at The Other Place, Rooftop Restaurant, and four theatre bars.

Children and families

We welcome families and offer lots of fun things to do for all ages of children and their parents all year round.

Days out at the RSC

Whether you're planning a day out with the kids or a group excursion, we can help you make the most of your time with us.

Theatre tours

Get closer to the world of theatre on a tour and enjoy spectacular views from our Tower.


Our exhibitions programme brings you fresh perspectives on Shakespeare and the work on stage.


Bring your group to Stratford-upon-Avon for outstanding theatre, fascinating exhibitions, guided tours and the best food in town – all under one roof.

First time visit?

We'll be thrilled to see you on your first visit to our theatres - we'd like to make sure it goes perfectly for you.

Shakespeare's Stratford

Explore the town where William Shakespeare was born and is buried


We want everything we do to be accessible to all our audiences, and are looking for ways to break down barriers so more people can enjoy theatre at its best.

Explorer Pass

A great day out for families and groups, including a theatre tour, a trip to the top of the tower and access to our exhibition, The Play's The Thing.