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

Mothers and their babies play at The Other Place together.
Family fun at the Royal Shakespeare Company
Photo by Sam Allard © RSC – Image Licensing

Family-friendly facilities

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

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)

All kids go free on Sundays, and in the school holidays - offer not available online. 

Free Drop-in Activities

Join us at The Other Place on the second Saturday of the month between 1 - 3pm for free activities for the whole family.

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.

Summer Holiday Activities

Midsummer Roman Feast

I Think I Can

  • All kids go free on Sundays, and in the school holidays (11 - 26 February) - not available online.
  • All kids go free on Sundays, and in the school holidays (11 - 26 February) - not available online.

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.

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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.