We want to make everything we do accessible to all our audiences, and are constantly seeking to find new and effective ways of breaking down barriers to enable attendance by the widest range of people.


We hope you find the following information helpful, but 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 403436.

A group of people on a Touch Tour examining a chandelier
Photo by Stewart Hemley © RSC – Image Licensing

Tickets and booking

Tickets for disabled people cost £16 in all our theatres - whenever you visit or wherever you choose to sit. If you require the services of a companion their ticket will also be £16.

Booking tickets

You can book tickets by:
- Calling our Access booking line on 01789 403436
In person at the Box Office
- Emailing us a form with your requirements. To reach this form, go to the performance you wish to come to and select the form at the bottom of the page as you buy your tickets. 

Advance booking is recommended if wheelchair accessible seats are required due to limited availability. 

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Accessible toilets

There are accessible toilets on each floor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and two on the ground floor of the Swan Theatre. Please note that our toilets do not contain hoist systems. 

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Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs can be taken into the auditorium, but please tell the Box Office when booking your seat that you are bringing your dog. Alternatively you can leave your dog with a member of staff in the foyer but again please let us know.

Access at every show

We have four seats available at every performance in the front row of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre stalls for people who are partially sighted or hard of hearing. Please ask the Box Office about the availability of these seats when booking your ticket. 

Access Matters

Join our Access mailing list to receive our large print newsletter Access Matters with details of our assisted performances and other access information. 

Theatre Tour - audio enhancement

We offer audio enhancement on our Theatre Tours. If you are hard of hearing, please tell the tour guide you require a headset at the start of the tour. You will be given a headset connected to the tour guide's microphone, which will enhance the volume for you.

The Play's The Thing

This interactive, multi-sensory exhibition opens in 2016. There will be a lift to the first floor exhibition. Large print information will be available and video content will be subtitled. Assistance dogs are welcome in the exhibition. If you have any questions about the accessibility of the exhibition, please email access@rsc.org.uk

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