Get closer to the world of theatre on a tour and enjoy spectacular views from our Tower.

Our tours last one hour and depart from the cloakroom. Please arrive at least five minutes before the start time. We recommend booking in advance, online or by calling our Box Office on 01789 403493.

KIDS GO FREE

Visit the Tower with children this summer and you can get two free kids (under 16) tickets with every full price adult ticket purchased. The offer applies Monday to Friday from 25 July to 2 September.

A group of visitors walking up the tower steps
A tour of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Photo by David Woodings © RSC – Image Licensing

Discover more about our tours:

  • The Other Place Tours (From Page to Stage)

  • Behind the Scenes Tours

  • Front of House Tours

  • Family Tours

  • After Dark Tours

  • Open Air Tours

  • Tours for School Visits

  • Tower: Panoramic views of Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Refreshments packages for groups



Tower opening times

Winter (until 27 March)
Sunday to Friday (excluding matinee days)
10am - 4.30pm
RST Matinees
10am - 12.15pm, 2pm - 4.30pm
Saturday
10am - 12.15pm
Summer (from 28 March)
Sunday - Friday
10am - 6.15pm
RST Matinees Including Saturday
10am - 12.15pm, 2pm - 6.15pm

Tours and Tower access 

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

Touch tours

These are offered on the same day as our audio described performances, for blind and partially sighted people. Please book your place on a touch tour at the same time as booking your tickets for audio described performances. See the Accessible Performances pages under each play in What's On for more details.