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.

Our buildings remain closed for now, in line with government guidance, including our restaurants, cafes, tours and hire services. We are working on events and activity, including upcoming productions of The Winter’s Tale and The Comedy of Errors. We look forward to welcoming you back to Stratford soon. Find out more

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. 

Audience members entering the Swan Theatre
Audience members queuing to go into the Swan Theatre
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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.


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