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.

Tales for Winter access information

Tales for Winter: Your Place or Ours is our series of online and in-person events live from the Royal Shakespeare theatre throughout December 2020 and January 2021.

Let us know when you book if you have any access requirements on access@rsc.org.uk or 01789 331275. We'll make sure that those with disabilities have seating appropriate for their needs.

Tales For winter
Tales For Winter is our series of events throughout December and January

Arriving at the theatre

Enter through the Swan Theatre end of the building. There are steps and wooden doors from Waterside, or level access just around the corner on the end of the building. Please note, there is currently no step-free access to the circle level. Public lifts won’t be in operation during your visit. 

Lip reading

Perspex screened areas will be available throughout the building for audience members who need to read lips. Please make yourself known to staff if you need to use this service.

Tales for Winter assisted performances

These performances take place live in the theatre:

  • BSL interpreted performance – Festive Tales on Saturday 19 December, 7pm 
  • Captioned performance – Festive Tales on Sunday 20 December, 4.30pm 
  • Chilled performance – Festive Tales on Sunday 20 December, 4.30pm 

More about Tales for Winter

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Access at the RSC

The short taster films below give you a snapshot of what we offer.

Plan your visit

There are disabled parking bays opposite the theatre and in the surrounding streets. For a map of disabled parking in Stratford-upon-Avon visit the Accessible Stratford-upon-Avon website.

For more information on our location, parking and maps see Getting Here.

Accessible theatre

We want as many people as possible to experience theatre at its best at the RSC. As well as having wheelchair seats for all our shows, we keep front row seats free for people who have difficulties seeing or hearing, and we run assisted performances for all our shows

Contacting us

If you need any further information or advice about how we can meet your access requirements, please contact us at access@rsc.org.uk or call 01789 331275.