Opened in 1986, the Swan Theatre is a favourite space for many actors, directors and audiences. An intimate theatre, it seats 426 people on three sides of a deep thrust stage.
We regularly stage the work of Shakespeare's contemporaries in the Swan Theatre, as well as plays by later writers, such as Restoration playwrights, and new work by today's writers.
The Swan Theatre shares its front of house space with the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, with audiences enjoying the same foyer, Box Office, bars and restaurant.
Take a virtual tour of the Swan Theatre