Royal Shakespeare Company

COVID-19: Important Information

The Royal Shakespeare Company currently remains closed to visitors.

One of the world’s best-known theatre ensembles, the Royal Shakespeare Company performs the works of Shakespeare, his contemporaries and new writing, throughout the year in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Showcasing two thrust stage auditoria, the 1,000 seat Royal Shakespeare Theatre and 450 seat Swan Theatre, bring audiences and actors closer together in the best possible setting to experience live theatre.

As well as performances of Shakespeare’s works there are various tours available at the Royal Shakespeare Company and also a fantastic exhibition, ‘The Plays The Thing’. Take a magical journey through 100 years of theatre-making in Stratford-upon-Avon. On display are stunning costumes and props from the archives as well as a rare copy of Shakespeare’s first folio.

Get hands-on with the interactive exhibits:

  • Director’s ‘desk’ – discover the inspiration behind some of RSC’s most acclaimed shows
  • Play Hamlet alongside actor Ewart James Walters, using state-of-the-art gaming technology
  • Magic Costume Mirror – try on virtual costumes from the collection and take a photo
  • Discover gory details of theatre-making through the A-Z of Shakespeare’s secrets and stories


The Explorer Pass includes entry to the ‘The Play’s The Thing’ Exhibition.


Royal Shakespeare Theatre
CV37 6BB

Opening Hours

Open Daily from 10.20am

Last entry Mon-Sat 6pm, Sun 4pm