Our home for new writing, intimate performances and family events.

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre is now open for daily performances, together with our Rooftop Restaurant, and our Riverside Cafe is operating a takeaway service. Our tours and hire services remain closed for now. We look forward to welcoming you back to Stratford. Find out more

Royal Shakespeare Theatre from the Bancroft Gardens

Restaurant, Cafes and Bars closure

Following government advice, all RSC theatres are currently closed. This includes our bars and the Rooftop Restaurant. Our Riverside Cafe is open from Tuesday to Sunday for a takeaway service.


A trip to Stratford-upon-Avon isn't complete until you've visited The Other Place.

Located just down the road from the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres, it's a great place to grab a bite to eat and watch a performance, whether in the 200-seat theatre or Susie's cafe bar. Every year we showcase new plays and writers in the theatre, alongside regular music, poetry and family events.

People going into the main entrance to The Other Place, which is festooned with bunting
Photo by Sam Allard © RSC Browse and license our images

Aside from our shows, there's plenty to enjoy at The Other Place:

  • Page to Stage tours with first-hand accounts from directors and actors and the chance to see costumes and props up close
  • Our Costume Hire store
  • Susie's Cafe Bar with great food, drinks and free WiFi
  • Free live Jazz night with Stratford Jazz, third Thursday of every month, from 7.30pm
  • Play On, free live music, on the first Thursday of every month, starting at 7.30pm
  • Bright Smoke - free spoken word event on the second Thursday of every month, from 7.30pm
  • Free family drop-in activities, second Saturday of every month, 1-3pm
  • Rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, which are available for hire

Past productions

The Other Place has hosted a range of new plays and writers, including being the home of our regular Mischief Festivals. Browse the gallery below to learn more about some of our past shows.

Opening Times

Monday to Tuesday
9.30am - 6pm
Wednesday to Saturday
9.30am - 8pm
Sundays open for events only
Monday to Saturday
11.30am - 4pm
Wednesday to Saturday
4.30pm - 7pm
Susie's Cafe Bar

Pre-theatre at Susie's cafe bar 

Enjoy a meal before the show in a relaxed atmosphere at The Other Place. Now available Wednesday - Saturday.

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The University of Birmingham 

The University of Birmingham is a founding partner in The Other Place theatre in Stratford. Our new five year collaboration with the University is based on a mutual aspiration to develop The Other Place theatre as a unique hub for rehearsal, training, learning and creativity, with artists and academics working alongside each other. More about our partnership with the University of Birmingham.