Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Home to the RSC, one of the world's best known theatre companies, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is located on the banks of the river Avon in Shakespeare's birth place, Stratford-upon-Avon. The theatre is housed in a grade II listed building, originally constructed in 1932, which underwent a three year transformation project before reopening in 2010. The main theatre has a Shakespearean thrust stage, extending out on 3 sides into the 1040 seater auditorium. The more intimate Swan Theatre, which shares front of house facilities with the main theatre, seats 450. Other facilities include the Rooftop Restaurant and Bar, the Riverside Cafe and several theatre bars, and the Theatre Tower offers great views of the surrounding area.
Events at this venue
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Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together
A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.
Antony And Cleopatra
Following Caesar's assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony's military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal…
Draw New Mischief
An exhibition which explores 250 years of Shakespeare's influence on political cartoons and the way we imagine the political world. Highlights include a 1846 cartoon showing Prime Minister Robert Peel as Caesar being murdered by his former allies and Morten Morland's recent depiction of David Cameron as Hamlet gazing at…
Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
This, essentially, is the City Of Culture 2017 on tour. Hull-born and Olivier Award-winning writer Richard Bean's comedy is based on the infamous moment when King Charles I was denied entry to the city, triggering the English Civil War. Starring Mark Addy and Caroline Quentin, it recently premiered at Hull Truck Theatre…
Fri 28 Apr
Triumphant Caesar returns from war, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare's political thriller in which spin and betrayal unleash violent forces of resentment. With Andrew Woodall as Caesar and Alex Waldmann as Brutus. Music by Mira Calix.
Sat 29 Apr
Mon 1 May
Tue 2 May
The Play's The Thing
A major exhibition celebrating the magic of Shakespeare on stage, with treasures from the RSC archives and museum collection going back 100 years. Try on virtual costumes with a magic costume mirror, take the Quick Change Challenge, see beautifully crafted costumes and props, and learn how magical and gory stage and sound…