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

What and when

Free exhibitions and trails, a variety of events during the school holidays, as well as workshops for all ages.

Young children make paper crowns, one of the craft activities in the playcart.
Family fun at the Royal Shakespeare Company
Photo by Stewart Hemley © RSC – Image Licensing

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.

Family activities

Free exhibitions

Visit us this autumn for an opportunity to try on costumes that we've used in our plays on stage with our free dressing up box, and enjoy our new exhibition Make-believe: The Art of Neverland as you explore the building.

More family fun

  • Play Cartfull of fun activities and available to use every day in the Riverside Cafe.
  • Dressing Up Box: try on costumes that have been worn onstage.
  • Family Activities: theatre skills workshops, storytelling and more.
  • Family tours: behind the scenes secrets and costumes to try on.

Children are also welcome in the Rooftop Restaurant and the Riverside Cafe.

We also run an active education programme working with schools.

Family-friendly facilities

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

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.

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