This is our main theatre where we regularly perform Shakespeare's plays and other works.

Situated on Waterside, alongside the River Avon, the 1,018-seat Royal Shakespeare Theatre is our main thrust stage auditorium.

A full house in the RST facing a stage lit by many candles
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Photo by David Tett © RSC – Image Licensing

A Grade II listed building which retains many of the art deco features of the 1932 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, it re-opened in November 2010 after a three-year transformation project.

The Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres are open daily from 10am when you are welcome to explore our home. You can:

Seating plans

Take a virtual tour of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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