If you are looking to bring the family or a group of like-minded friends, our sample itineraries can help you plan.

We have some sample days out to help you arrange your perfect day.

Whether you are bringing children to explore our buildings, Shakespeare fans to see the plays, history enthusiasts to learn more about the town or an organised group as part of a longer itinerary, we can help you make the most of your time with us.

Alternative itineraries

Theatre lovers

  • 10am arrive, collect your tickets from the Box Office, visit the viewing Tower
  • 10.30am visit The Play’s The Thing
  • 11.30am Visit the show-related free exhibition in the PACCAR Room
  • 12 noon Lunch in the RSC's Riverside Cafe.
  • 1pm Royal Shakespeare Company Matinee performance
  • 4.30pm Guided Theatre Tour
  • 5.30pm Pre-theatre supper in the RSC's Rooftop Restaurant (3-courses £26)
  • 7.15pm Evening performance at the Royal Shakespeare Company

COST: For a complete package price, please contact the Box Office on 01789 403493

Groups

  • 10am arrive, collect your tickets from the Box Office, visit the viewing Tower
  • 10.30am take a guided theatre tour
  • 12 noon 2-course lunch in the RSC's Rooftop Restaurant (£21 per person plus drinks)
  • 1pm Royal Shakespeare Company matinee performance
  • 4.30pm Visit The Play’s The Thing exhibition
  • 5.30pm depart Stratford-upon-Avon

COST: For a complete package price, please contact the Box Office on 01789 403493

Shakespeare lovers

  • 10am arrive in Shakespeare’s hometown and tour Shakespeare’s Birthplace*
  • 11am walk the short distance to Shakespeare’s New Place* to see his final home
  • 12 noon cross the road to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall* and learn about the building that influenced the world’s greatest playwright
  • 1pm enjoy a light lunch at the RSC’s studio theatre cafe, Susie’s Cafe Bar at The Other Place
  • 2pm visit Shakespeare’s grave at Holy Trinity Church
  • 3pm visit The Play’s The Thing exhibition
  • 4pm visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre viewing tower and enjoy a guided theatre tour
  • 5.30pm indulge in a cocktail followed by pre-theatre dinner in the RSC's Rooftop Restaurant
  • 7.15pm evening performance at the Royal Shakespeare Company

* Please note tickets for Shakespeare's Birthplace, New Place and Schoolroom and Guildhall cannot be bought through the RSC

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