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

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Family fun at the Royal Shakespeare Company
Photo by Lucy Barriball © RSC – Image Licensing

Family-friendly facilities

There are baby changing facilities in all ladies' toilets, and in the Swan Theatre and Rooftop Restaurant accessible toilets for men.

We're pram-friendly too: there is level access throughout the building with lifts to all floors. We can store prams in our cloakroom during the day on request. We are also a breastfeeding friendly venue.

Children are also welcome in the Rooftop Restaurant and the Riverside Cafe where you will find colouring sheets and activities to use while you eat.

Whilst visiting with your family, there are lots of free daily activities to discover in both the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and The Other Place.

  • Dressing Up Box, Cloakroom, Royal Shakespeare Theatre 
  • Play Cart, Riverside Cafe and The Other Place
  • Story Blankets, collect from the information desk at The Other Place

Family ticket discounts

These are available Monday to Friday evenings and all matinees. They can be booked online, by phone or in person at the theatre.

The Play's The Thing

Our new family-friendly exhibition uncovers the secrets and stories from over 100 years of theatre-making in Stratford-upon-Avon. Allow an hour to enjoy it all. 

Annual pass - pay once and visit The Play's The Thing as often as you wish. Valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
£8.50 (adult), £4.25 (child), £4.25 (people with disabilities)

KIDS GO FREE
Kids go free to The Play's The Thing on Sundays through December 2016 and January 2017, and in the Christmas school holidays (17 December 2016 - 2 January 2017). Up to 4 under 18s can go free with each full price paying adult.

Free tickets are available in advance or on the day of visit by calling 01789 403493, or at the Box Office in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Kids' free tickets are not available online.

School Holiday Activities

Join us in the school holidays for events and activities for all ages.  The workshops are a great way to introduce your family to the world of theatre, whether they want to learn about the skills that go into performing on stage or the craft that create the worlds they perform in.  As well as workshops and demonstrations there are lots of free activities that will help you discover Shakespeare's stories and characters too.

February Half Term Activities coming soon

Free activities available every day

Dressing Up Box

Dressing Up Box

All day, every day

Cloakroom, RST, Stratford-upon-Avon

Dress-up with a range of special props from the RSC Costume Store. The permanent dressing-up box is based on the ground floor of the theatre and is for all ages.

Play Cart

Play Cart

All day, every day

Riverside Cafe, RST, Stratford-upon-Avon

The Play Cart is full of fun activities for all ages to enjoy whilst visiting the theatre. From colouring to making masks, there's a new adventure to be made every time you come.