Here's what you need to know about how we're keeping you safe during your visit.

Covid 19

The pandemic has had a devastating impact on the arts industries, and it continues to be an extremely difficult environment in which to present live performances. To address these challenges, ensure we keep our staff and audiences safe and minimise risk to the performances we are continuing with a number of safety measures.

We clean and sanitise all areas of our buildings and facilities thoroughly before, during and after every performance or event.

Before you come 

If you have any Covid-19 symptoms (high temperature, new persistent cough, loss of taste or smell) or have been advised to isolate, then don't attend in person.

Bag checks

We'll carry out a contactless bag check outside before you enter the building. We might ask you to remove items from your bag to assist with this.

The cloakroom is now open, but please keep personal items to an absolute minimum and only bring a small bag. Large bags won't be allowed into the theatre.

Social distancing

We offer some performances in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre with socially distanced areas. For these performances, the circle operates at a reduced capacity. Audiences in the circle are seated with an empty row in front and behind and with one empty seat between parties. If you're sitting in this area, you are asked to wear a mask throughout your visit, unless exempt. Adjoining bars and toilets are socially-distanced and reserved exclusively for those who have requested socially-distanced seating.


We are now only offering e-tickets, which you can either print out or show on a mobile device when you arrive. If you can't print or access your e-ticket please contact


  • How do I know if the performance I have booked for has been cancelled?

  • Do you stream online performances?

  • What are my refund options if I book tickets?

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