We welcome families and offer lots of fun things to do for all ages of children and their parents, the whole year round.
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.
There are baby changing facilities in all ladies' toilets. Men who require baby changing facilities can use our accessible toilets in the Swan Theatre and Rooftop Restaurant.
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, the Riverside Cafe and Susie's Cafe Bar at The Other Place 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 Cabinet, Cloakroom, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
- Play Cart, Riverside Cafe and The Other Place
- Story Blanket, 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.
Most of our shows are suitable for children, however, if you have any concerns please speak with our Box Office who will be able to advise you further.
Booster seats are available to borrow at the cloakroom and can be used in the majority of seats in the Stalls and Ground floor levels of the auditoriums.
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)
All kids go free on Sundays, and in the school holidays - offer not available online.
Baby and Toddler Group
Take part in our Baby and Toddler Group and enjoy Shakespeare-inspired, sensory free-flow sessions for young children to play and explore.
Free Drop-in Activities
Join us at The Other Place on the second Saturday of the month from 1-3pm for free activities for the whole family.