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.

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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.

Download Access Matters, the large print brochure.

The British Sign Language interpreted performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation.

Tickets and booking

Tickets for disabled people cost £16 in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre - whenever you visit or wherever you choose to sit. If you require the services of a companion, their ticket will also be £16. Ticket prices for The Other Place vary. Other tickets are the following prices for disabled people:

Tickets for the Tower are £1 per person
Tickets for behind the scenes tours are £4.25 per person
Tickets for Front of House tours are £3.00 per person
Tickets to The Play’s the Thing Exhibition are £4.25 per person

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.
  • Visit our Assisted Performances page for a list of our next assisted performances, which includes links to buy 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. Our toilets do not contain hoist systems. 

At The Other Place, there are accessible toilets in the lower and upper foyer and on level three.

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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. 

The Other Place has five available wheelchair spaces. Four of them are on the ground level and one on the upper level. Although the Studio Theatre is unreserved, you can request wheelchair spaces and make the Box Office aware of any access issues, and we will do our best to accommodate any requests.

*This is applicable to a standard set up. Staging may change. 

Access Matters newsletter

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

Visit www.rsc.org.uk/myrsc and log into your account (or create an account.) Click on Interests in the right hand menu, and update your preferences under 'Accessibility'. Alternatively call 01789 403436 and ask to be added to the Access Matters mailing list. 

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 exhibition

Our interactive, multi-sensory exhibition is on the first floor, accessible by lift. Large print information is available, video content is subtitled and there is British Sign Language interpretation on the introductory video and on several exhibits. Assistance dogs are welcome in the exhibition. The exhibition also features self-led BSL and Audio Described tours. More about access for The Play's The Thing.

Other access needs

If you require information in a format that would better suit your needs, such as Braille, we will try to provide this. If you have any queries or requests for materials in other formats, please email access@rsc.org.uk and we will try to meet your needs wherever possible.

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