Our tours and tower are both closed for now, while we deal with the impact of Covid 19, but we hope to bring them back soon.

Our experienced tour guides will take you backstage to explore the public and private areas of the theatre. Learn about the theatre making process and see for yourself how some of it happens, as well as exploring a production in more depth and finding out about the history of the RSC and our theatres in Stratford.

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Families taking one of our tours in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

The Tower

Enjoy panoramic views of Stratford-upon-Avon and beyond from our Tower. A lift will take you up to the viewing platform and, as you descend via the stairs, you will discover an exhibition installed on the walls and in the alcoves. Our friendly staff will be on hand to answer your questions.


There can be a significant amount of walking involved but our tour routes are fully accessible and audio amplification headsets are available. The Tower is fully accessible by lift.

Before our audio-described shows, visitors can also join one of our Touch Tours, where you will be escorted to the stage to see, touch and feel the set and costumes, and possibly meet some of the actors from the play. The tour is free but must be booked at the same time as your ticket for the audio-described show. 

Find out more about Access at the RSC