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

Our theatres

We're delighted to be fully reopening the Royal Shakespeare Theatre this autumn. The Swan Theatre and The Other Place both remain closed and our tours are currently unavailable.

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

A full house in the RST facing a stage lit by many candles
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
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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.

Take a virtual tour of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

See our seating plans

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